Inclusive Teaching Faculty Learning Community

Program Description 

The Inclusive Teaching Faculty Learning Community (ITFLC) is a year-long program that explores best practices for teaching for students of many different identities.  One of the goals of this program is to increase awareness of how some teaching and assessment styles favor the identities, experiences and backgrounds of some students more than those of others. The ITFLC faculty participants actively implement inclusive teaching pedagogy in the revision of an existing course or the design of a new course. This program prepares faculty to be able to serve as leaders in inclusive teaching within their academic units and the university community.


2020-2021 Cohort 

The ITFLC program is offered through the CTL in collaboration with the Division of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, and sessions were facilitated by the CTL and Kent State faculty and staff with expertise in various topic areas. This is a multi-disciplinary program inclusive of faculty from several campuses. 

Members of the 2020 ITFLC cohort are:

Tenure Track Faculty | Kent State University


Omar De La Cruz Cabrera
Department of Mathematical Sciences | Kent Campus



Barbara George

Barbara George
Department of English | Salem Campus



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Linda Hoeptner-Poling
Art Education/School of Art | Kent Campus



Dr. Katie Knapp | Kent State University


Katie Knapp
School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies | Kent Campus



Jennifer McCullough


Jennifer McCullough
School of Communication Studies | Kent Campus



Elena Novak | Kent State University


Elena Novak
School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies | Kent Campus



James Ponder


J.D. Ponder
School of Communication Studies | Kent Campus



Kristenne Robison


Kristenne Robison
Department of Sociology | Kent Campus



Joan Steidl
Human Services Technology | Ashtabula Campus

Jennifer Taber


Jen Taber
Department of Psychological Sciences |  Kent Campus





Dee Warren
Department of Sociology | Stark Campus



James Winter

James Winter
Department of English | Salem