Scholarship of Teaching Learning


As former Carnegie Foundation President Ernest Boyer pointed out in the 1990 report, Scholarship Reconsidered, teaching is a scholarly endeavor, and faculty members' work as teachers should garner the same recognition and reward afforded to other forms of scholarship. The Jacksonville University Scholar Program, following the model of The Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), seeks to support faculty activities that:

  • Foster significant and long-lasting student learning

  • Enhance the practice and profession of teaching

  • Develop ideas about teaching and learning that can be disseminated on campus and beyond

  • Reward and publicly recognize the scholarship of Jacksonville University faculty

Past SoTL Scholars


  • Dr. Heather Downs

  • Dr. Michelle Edmonds

  • Prof. Tommy Harrison

  • Dr. Brian Lane

  • Prof. Andre Megerdichian

  • Dr. Robert Tudor

  • Dr. Colleen Wilson


  • Dr. Mary Gipson

  • Dr. Nisse Goldberg

  • Dr. Lee Hart

  • Dr. Robert Houmes

  • Dr. Lesley Morgan

  • Dr. Jeane Richards

  • Dr. Tammy Ryan


  • Dr. Carol Dole

  • Prof. Mary DeFalco

  • Dr. Nisse Goldberg

  • Dr. Nathan Rousseau

  • Dr. Cristina Valentino

  • Dr. Ben Wehrung


  • Dr. Russ Baker

  • Dr. Colleen Wilson


  • Dr. Dick Gibson


  • Dr. Julie Brannon, English

  • Dr. Sandra Coyle, English

  • Dr. David Luechauer, Organizational Behavior

  • Dr. Michael Nancarrow, Mathematics


  • Dr. Carole Barnett, Humanities: A new Model of Pedagogy: Ancient Cultures in the 21st Century

  • Dr. Pam Crawford, Mathematics: Student Engagement in History of Mathematics

  • Dr. Janet Haavisto, English: Whither I go:Enhancing Student Learning Through Personal and Professional Development Portfolios

  • Mr. Bill Hill, M.F.A., Computer Art and Design: Entered Apprentice: A Luddite "Factory" for Undergraduate Learning in Computer Animation

The Marilyn Repsher SoTL Fund

Jacksonville University has established a fund, the Marilyn Repsher Scholarship for Teaching and Learning (SoTL), to provide scholarly teaching grants to JU faculty. We would like to thank the following contributors for their generous donations to the MR SoTL fund.

  • Ms. Deborah E. Buscher
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bryant Ingraham
  • Dr. and Mrs. Peter M. Ryan
  • Dr. Joan and Mr. Jay R. Carver
  • Dr. Kathleen W. Ingram and Mr. Christopher Ingram
  • Cmdr. G. Robert Scott
  • Mrs. Marie L. Eichinger
  • Mr. Donald L. Isaac
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wallis Emerson - MEA
  • Dr. Kay M. Leary
  • Drs. A. Quinton and Susan Hite White
  • Dr. Richard J. Gibson
  • Mr. and Mrs. R. Tucker Martin
  • Ms. Felicia A. Wider
  • Dr. Laura H. Gunn
  • Ms. Rose E. Powers
  • Mr. Joseph W. Haygood
  • Mr. and Mrs. John E. Randle