General Education Competency Champions

The Office of Assessment has identified a faculty champion for each of the General Education Competencies. The role of General Education Competency Champions is to engage with faculty across disciplines and encourage improvement in student learning through teaching and use of assessment data. Faculty then use these data to make decisions about courses and curricula related to the competency. Champions work closely with the Office of Assessment to collect evidence of how faculty across campus are specifically using data to improve student learning. Faculty were selected as champions based on their content area expertise and their interest in assessment and faculty development.

Critical and Creative Thinking Champion: Dr. Sue Carson

Sue Carson is a Professor in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology and the Director of TH!NK, our institutional Quality Enhancement Plan. As Director of TH!NK, Dr. Carson leads faculty development to enhance students’ critical and creative thinking skills across disciplines. Her area of scientific expertise is in molecular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis, and her current scholarship explores student learning, especially in the realm of life sciences. Dr. Carson may be reached at

Quantitative Literacy Champion: Dr. Justin Post

Justin Post is a Teaching Associate Professor and the Director of Online Programs in the Department of Statistics. Dr. Post oversees the Online Master of Statistics and graduate certificate programs, facilitates large enrollment undergraduate courses, and teaches. He is passionate about education at all levels and making sure our students are problem solvers. Dr. Post may be reached at

Written Communication Champion: Dr. Casie Fedukovich

Casie Fedukovich is an Associate Professor in the English Department and Director of the First-Year Writing Program. Dr. Fedukovich has been published in journals such as Writing Program Administration, Composition Studies, Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor, and Composition Forum. Her research explores feminist leadership and writing program administration, graduate teacher preparation, and academic labor. Dr. Fedukovich may be reached at