2017 Reappointments

On February 23, 2017, the College of Arts & Letters will recognize five new faculty members who will be reappointed and awarded continuing status at the University Faculty Reappointment Recognition Ceremony. Please join us in congratulating these great scholars. 

 

Leah AddisLeah Addis

Leah Addis is an Instructor at the English Language Center (ELC). She also serves as the ELC’s Content Coordinator, overseeing content-based instruction in the Intensive English Program. Her other research interests include discourse-based grammar instruction and collaborative learning. She regularly serves on the Center’s Curriculum Committee and most recently led the writing of a new grammar curriculum for the ELC.


Carol Arnold

Carol Arnold

Carol Arnold is the Writing Curriculum Coordinator in the ELC and academic writing is her primary research interest. Arnold has developed or co-developed courses in Advanced Communication Skills for Bilingual Professionals, Preparation for Academic Life, Global Business English, Writing for Turkish Professionals, and Advanced Writing for Advertising and Public Relations graduate students. With these programs, she has created sustainable collaborative efforts across MSU’s campus.


Carlee Salas

Carlee Salas

Carlee Salas is an Academic Specialist at the English Language Center. Her areas of teaching interest are content-based instruction and writing. She has presented on using sustained content in writing class, the English verb system, results of needs assessment research, and leadership opportunities among faculty members. In addition to teaching, Salas is the Faculty Communication Liaison, Compliance Coordinator, and Grammar Coordinator at the ELC. These positions allow her to serve on the ELC Advisory Committee and interact closely with all faculty at the ELC to help the advance the administration and curriculum of the Center. 


Danielle Steider

Danielle Steider

Danielle Steider is the Coordinator for the Less Commonly Taught Language program at Michigan State University. She also assisted with the proposal process for the three-year, $1.2 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to lead a multi-university research project to strengthen the teaching of less commonly taught languages (LCTLS) this past year. Her successes include the current Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) program, whose teaching assistants serve as cultural resources and instructional assistants for their related language areas, coordinating the Big Ten Alliance CourseShare at MSU, and offering LCTL courses online.


Scott Schopieray

Scott Schopieray

Scott Schopieray is Assistant Dean for Technology and Innovation at MSU's College of Arts & Letters. His areas of specialization are online teaching and learning, technology integration into organizations, and faculty development. Over the past 16 years, he has participated in the design, development and evaluation of more than 100 online and hybrid courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. Schopieray previously worked at MSU's College of Education as Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching and Technology. He also worked at the MSU Writing Center, focusing on composition and rhetoric in digital environments, and at MSU Virtual University Design and Technology as an online course developer and project manager.