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TLC Team Members

Teaching and Learning Center Team Members
Team Member Role

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.

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Magdalena Mączyńska, Associate Director

Magdalena Mączyńska is an award-winning academic teacher, with over twenty years of experience in the classroom. She has worked with students at a range of educational institutions, from a large research university to a small liberal arts college to a maximum-security prison. She has helped colleagues develop their teaching craft as faculty peer mentor, writing program director, department chair, and teaching excellence and innovation center director. Her work on pedagogy has been published in Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy and in The Academic’s Handbook. She is an active contributor to the interdisciplinary field of climate education. Dr. Maczynska is particularly interested in helping faculty mitigate educational alienation, foster educational equity, and enjoy their work with students.


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.

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Meredith Casino, Manager of Operations

Meredith Casino, Manager of Operations, is responsible for administrative, financial, personnel, and organizational functions within the Teaching and Learning Center and CASTLE. She provides strategic support in planning, marketing, and implementation of workshops and programs to advance the mission and goals of the centers.

Meredith’s previous experience in Higher Education includes running a peer mentor program for STEM students, managing a graduate business program, advising undergraduate students and supporting students facing educational, personal and financial challenges. She received a BA in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and a MS in Higher Education and Student Affairs from West Chester University.

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Gabrielle Tobin, Part-time Data Analyst

Gabrielle Tobin is a Graduate Student at Drexel LeBow pursuing a Master of Science in marketing. She completed her undergraduate degree in Resource Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst specializing in the application of managerial economics. She has work experience in the retail and eCommerce industry as a database manager as well as consulting helping companies large and small manage their in-store and online presence. She is excited to continue pursuing her education in Philadelphia where she is an active member of the local community.