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Faculty Fellows

Diane DePew, PhD

Diane DePew is an Associate Clinical Professor in the College of Nursing & Health Professions and serves as Faculty Fellow for the Teaching and Learning Center. She was a former Drexel University Assessment Fellow and participated in the Drexel Teaching Academy in 2023. Diane has over 15 years of teaching experience in higher education and has been teaching online for the past ten years. She is a Quality Matters Master Reviewer, a VoiceThread Certified Educator, and has a Certificate in Neuroscience, Learning and Online Instruction. Diane has provided workshops to academic and professional development educators on behavioral objectives, curricular alignment, test development, and rubrics.

Valerie Klein, PhD

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.

Wesley Shumar, PhD

Wesley Shumar is a cultural anthropologist and professor in the Department of Communication. His research focuses on higher education, mathematics education, online teacher professional development, and teaching and learning in the university. His recent work in higher education focuses the value of teaching and the importance of students and faculty learning together in dialogue. From 1997 to 2018 he worked as an ethnographer at the Math Forum, a virtual math education community and resource center. He continues to do research into the use of online spaces to support mathematics education. Currently, he is working on a book titled, Teaching for Meaningful Learning in Higher Education with co-authors Sarah Robinson and Martin Lackéus to be published by Bloomsbury Press.