Josie Baudier is the Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). Josie holds an M.S. in Instructional Technology and she is currently working to complete her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction: Learning and Development. Josie Baudier began her career in faculty development as an Instructional Designer. She enjoys supporting faculty in their teaching through workshops and consultations focusing on learner-centered education. In addition, Josie is a certified National Reviewer of online courses for the Quality Matters Program and a certified facilitator for Quality Matters professional development. She has taught part-time in education and first-year experience courses. Before working in higher education, Josie previously taught in the K-12 environment, in both traditional and non-traditional settings, and enjoys seeing all students develop into autonomous learners. Her experience and philosophy developed during her K-12 career is easily transferable to her role in faculty development and supporting faculty. She enjoys embedding motivation theory and growth mindset with faculty development.
Susanna Smith is the Acquisitions Librarian at Georgia Highlands College and she partners a few hours a week with CETL in instructional design work. She has a MS in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University, and an M.Ed. in Instructional Technology and Design from Georgia Southern University. Susanna’s interests fall at the intersection between instructional design and information literacy. She enjoys helping students develop critical information literacy skills, and working with faculty as they incorporate these skills into their classrooms. She also has an interest in Creative Commons as well as academic copyright concerns. Susanna has spent years in the classroom, from teaching information literacy and embedding in online courses to being the instructor for an Orientation to College course. Currently she is developing content for asynchronous online modules focusing on information literacy skills.