Council for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Established in Fall 2023, the Council draws together Drexel University’s diverse expertise and resources to collaboratively advance pedagogical and curricular excellence and innovation across the University.

In establishing the Council for Innovation in Teaching & Learning, the Provost’s Office seeks to build greater strategic alignment across initiatives and promote inclusive, evidence-based practices that build upon Drexel’s distinguishing strengths to better meet the developmental needs of faculty and learning needs of students. The Council serves in an advisory capacity to the Nina Henderson Provost.


  • Erin McNamara Horvat, Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement  
  • Steve Weber, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Curriculum and Education  

Council Membership

  • Leslie Ashburn-Nardo, Office of Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion  
  • Adam Fontecchio, Center for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning Excellence (CASTLE)  
  • Lynne Hickle, Steinbright Career Development Center  
  • Monica Ilies, Faculty Senate Representative  
  • Johanna Inman, Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) 
  • Youngmoo Kim, University & Community Partnerships and ExCITe Center  
  • Rogelio Minana, Drexel Global  
  • Mike Shelmet, Instructional Technology  
  • Raj Suri, Academic-Industry Partnerships and the Innovation Engine  
  • Stephanie Sutcliffe, Instructional Design, Graduate and Online Education  
  • Rebecca Weidensaul, Academic Resources Center (ARC)  

Administrative Support

  • Meredith Casino, Manger of Operations, TLC