Why Faculty Associates

The eCampus Teaching Online Seminar (eTOS) is a 6-week professional development course that provides an overview of the key knowledge and skills faculty need to successfully teach an online course. The eCampus Center identified three Boise State faculty associates to help with the project.

Meet Our eCampus Faculty Associates

eCampus Faculty Associates have numerous years of experience in teaching online and lend their expertise to other Boise State faculty who are developing and teaching online courses. The associates apply their rich knowledge of and experience with online learning through a variety of ways:

  • Co-teaching the eCampus Teaching Online Seminar (eTOS)
  • Providing input on refinements to the eCampus Course Design & Development Seminar
  • Consulting with faculty course developers during the Quality Matters Peer Review process, assisting developers with ideas for course improvement
  • Mentoring former eQIP participants as they teach online during the semester
  • Jennifer Black, english, studio portrait

    Jennifer Black, PhD

    Lecturer, English Department

    Jennifer Black, PhD is a lecturer in the English Department. She has been teaching at Boise State since 2001 and serving as an eQIP Faculty Associate since Fall 2008 to train and mentor online instructors. As a faculty member, she teaches courses in Renaissance literature, Humanities, and Composition, as well as in Foundational Studies. Her research interests include Early Modern women writers and artists, online and hybrid pedagogy, academic integrity, active learning strategies for literature courses and high-enrollment classes and the future of higher education. Jen especially likes “talking shop” with other online instructors and swapping ideas about effective teaching.

    Jennifer Black, PhD is a lecturer in the English Department. She has been teaching at Boise State since 2001 and serving as an eQIP Faculty Associate since Fall 2008 to train and mentor online instructors. As a faculty member, she teaches courses in Renaissance literature, Humanities, and Composition, as well as in Foundational Studies. Her research interests include Early Modern women writers and artists, online and hybrid pedagogy, academic integrity, active learning strategies for literature courses and high-enrollment classes and the future of higher education. Jen especially likes “talking shop” with other online instructors and swapping ideas about effective teaching.

  • Dr. Kim Carter-Cram

    Kim Carter-Cram, PhD

    Lecturer, English Department

    Kim Carter-Cram, PhD received her doctorate in French from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Her research focus is on 20th century women’s personal narratives and philosophical texts in French and Francophone literatures. Carter-Cram’s writings appear works such as the Encyclopedia of Women’s Autobiography and in the Encyclopedia of Life Writing. In addition, she has published work on Simone de Beauvoir and Marcel Proust. Her conference presentations on the works of Assia Djebar, Simone de Beauvoir, feminism and religion and the use of the Internet in higher education attest to a wide range of expertise.

    Kim Carter-Cram, PhD received her doctorate in French from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Her research focus is on 20th century women’s personal narratives and philosophical texts in French and Francophone literatures. Carter-Cram’s writings appear works such as the Encyclopedia of Women’s Autobiography and in the Encyclopedia of Life Writing. In addition, she has published work on Simone de Beauvoir and Marcel Proust. Her conference presentations on the works of Assia Djebar, Simone de Beauvoir, feminism and religion and the use of the Internet in higher education attest to a wide range of expertise.

  • Patrick Lowenthal, Ed Tech

    Patrick Lowenthal, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Educational Technology Department

    Patrick R. Lowenthal, PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Technology, where he teaches master’s and doctoral-level students in a fully online graduate program. He joined the eQIP team as a Faculty Associate in Spring 2014. Before moving to Idaho, Patrick worked as an Academic Technology Coordinator at the University of Colorado Denver as well an Assistant Professor at Regis University, where he began teaching online in 2003. Patrick is interested in problems of practice with teaching and learning online. He researches how faculty and students communicate using emerging technologies and specifically focuses on issues of presence, identity and community online.

    Patrick R. Lowenthal, PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Technology, where he teaches master’s and doctoral-level students in a fully online graduate program. He joined the eQIP team as a Faculty Associate in Spring 2014. Before moving to Idaho, Patrick worked as an Academic Technology Coordinator at the University of Colorado Denver as well an Assistant Professor at Regis University, where he began teaching online in 2003. Patrick is interested in problems of practice with teaching and learning online. He researches how faculty and students communicate using emerging technologies and specifically focuses on issues of presence, identity and community online.

  • Erik Hadley, History, faculty/staff, studio portrait by Priscilla Grover

    Erik Hadley

    Lecturer, History Department and University Foundations

    Erik Hadley is a lecturer in the History Department and University Foundations, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in history as well as UF 100 and UF 200. He received his doctorate from the University at Buffalo (SUNY – Buffalo) in European and Atlantic World history. His research interests centers on commemoration of public ritual festivals in Francophone Belgium dating back to the 17th century. Hadley started teaching online courses at BSU in 2013 and has developed 100-level online courses for the Online Degree Pathway (ODP) program. He is particularly interested in active-learning pedagogies, including gaming in the classroom (live and virtual), particularly through games published by Reacting to the Past consortium. He also utilizes blogs, wikis, videos, and podcast projects in his online classes as means to further student interaction and learning.

    Erik Hadley is a lecturer in the History Department and University Foundations, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in history as well as UF 100 and UF 200. He received his doctorate from the University at Buffalo (SUNY – Buffalo) in European and Atlantic World history. His research interests centers on commemoration of public ritual festivals in Francophone Belgium dating back to the 17th century. Hadley started teaching online courses at BSU in 2013 and has developed 100-level online courses for the Online Degree Pathway (ODP) program. He is particularly interested in active-learning pedagogies, including gaming in the classroom (live and virtual), particularly through games published by Reacting to the Past consortium. He also utilizes blogs, wikis, videos, and podcast projects in his online classes as means to further student interaction and learning.