Johanna Inman, Inaugural Director
Johanna Inman has been working in the field of
educational development since 2008. She has presented extensively at
both regional and national conferences on teaching in higher
education and is an active member of the Professional and
Organizational Development (POD) Network. Inman’s most recent
publication includes a chapter in The Learner-Centered
Instructional Designer Purposes, Processes, and Practicalities of
Creating Online Courses in Higher Education (2020).
In addition to her work in educational development, Inman has 20
years of teaching experience. She has taught a variety of courses
including survey, studio, and capstone courses in the visual arts,
as well as writing-intensive courses, first-year seminars and
general education courses. For the last eight years, she has taught
an online graduate seminar on teaching with technology at Temple
University. Inman earned an MFA, from Tyler School of Art and an EdD
in Higher Education at Temple University.
Valerie Klein, Interim Associate Director
Valerie Klein serves as an Associate Clinical Professor and the
Program Director for the teacher certification pathways in the
School of Education. Her research focuses collaborative online work
to support the development of teachers’ capacity to examine
and understand student work and to use that understanding to inform
and instructional decisions. Prior to joining the SoE as a faculty
member, Klein worked for the Math Forum for five years and in that
capacity implemented many professional development workshops, both
in person and online, to support teachers to develop their own
mathematical thinking and to implement meaningful problem-solving
experiences for all students in their classrooms.
In addition to her work in teacher education, Klein has worked in collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Center and Graduate College to support Drexel University Teaching Assistants. She has also
participated in the Drexel Teaching Academy (DTA) in 2020 and supported the implementation of it in 2021.
Brittany Robertson, Manager of Operations
Brittany Robertson has written extensively about issues of diversity and inclusion, organizational development, and women in the workplace for various online publication sites. Her dissertation research focused on Black women staff and administrators’ experiences in higher education. Robertson has over seven years of professional experience both in corporate and higher education environments. She served as a graduate teaching assistant as well as a full-time employee at the University of Pennsylvania—working in the areas of academic advising, recruitment, and admissions—and as a Research Analyst with Diversity Inc. In her professional experience, Robertson has supported various organizational and administrative endeavors, such as new program development, student/client support, large-scale event planning, leadership support, and contributed to various qualitative research projects.
Robertson earned her M.Ed. from Temple University’s Urban Education program. Additionally, she earned an Ed.D. in higher education from the University of Pennsylvania in addition to a certificate in university teaching from Penn’s Center for Teaching and Learning.