LSC Research Initiative Meeting: Why Spaces Matter

The Learning Spaces Collaboratory Research Initiative: Why Spaces Matter meeting will take place at HHMI Headquarters

(By invitation only)

Meeting Agenda


LSC Braintrust

  • Shirley Dugdale, Principal — Dugdale Strategy
  • Dana Gierdowski, Researcher — EDUCAUSE
  • Bennett Goldberg, Assistant Provost for Learning and Teaching, Searle Center—Northwestern University
  • Jane Hunter, Director, Academic Resources and Special Projects — University of Arizona
  • Felix Kronenberg, Director of the Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA) and associate professor in the Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages — Michigan State University
  • Laura Malinin, Assistant Professor, Director of the Richardson Design Center — Colorado State University
  • Wendy Newstetter, Director of Learning Sciences Research — Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Pamela Scott-Johnson, Dean, College of Natural and Social Sciences — California State University, Los Angeles

LSC Collaborating Partners

  • David Brakke, Emeritus Professor of Biology and Former Dean — James Madison University. Representing Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
  • David Green, Director of Educational Technology for the Educational Development Office — University of Miami. Representing Society for Education for Civic Engagement (SENCER)
  • Pamela Leggett-Robinson, Science Department Chair, Chemistry Professor — Georgia Perimeter College. Representing Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL)
  • Kelly Miller, Associate Dean, Learning & Research Services — University of Miami. Representing Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)
  • Dawn Rhodes, Chief Business and Finance Officer and Vice President — The University of Maryland, Baltimore. Representing The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
  • Royce Smith, Dean, College of Arts and Architecture — Montana State University. Representing The International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD)
  • C. Edward Watson, Associate Vice President, Quality, Advocacy, and LEAP Initiatives —   Association of American Colleges and Universities


  • Joe Atkins, Principal — VMDO
  • Meredith Bostwick-Lorenzo Eiroa, Higher Education Firmwide Practice Coordinator, Associate Director —Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)
  • Tom Butcavage, Principal — Perkins+ Will
  • Jim Determan, Principal — Craig Gaulden Davis
  • Don Hensley, Vice President, Sector leader — Stantec
  • Damon Sheppard, Regional Leader of Science + Technology — HOK

From the Field

  • Sonya Baker, Associate Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts and Professor of Music — James Madison University
  • Gail Burd, Senior Associate Provost — University of Arizona
  • Sam Craighead, Associate Director of Learning Experience — The Ohio State University
  • Stephen Fiore, Director, Cognitive Sciences Laboratory — University of Central Florida
  • Edward D. Gomes, Jr., Senior Associate Dean for Trinity Technology Services — Duke University
  • Leigh Graham, Assistant Professor, Urban Policy & Planning — John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Kevin Guidry, Associate Director, Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning — University of Delaware
  • Celso Guitian, Campus Planner — University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Carlos Gutierrez, Head Minority Program/Chemist — California State University, Los Angeles
  • Annica Wayman, Associate Dean for Shady Grove Affairs in the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences — University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Susan Whitmer, Senior Research Director — Herman Miller

Research Initiative Coordinators

  • Andrea Beach, Professor of Educational Leadership in Higher Education and Co-Director, WMU Center for Research on Institutional Change in Postsecondary Education (CRICPE) — Western Michigan Unversity
  • Charles Henderson, Director of the Mallinson Institute for Science Education, Co-Director, WMU Center for Research on Institutional Change in Postsecondary Education (CRICPE), and Professor of Physics — Western Michigan Unversity
  • Jeanne Narum, Principal — Learning Spaces Collaboratory
  • Jaclyn Rivard, Research Data Analyst, Center for Research on Instructional Change in Postsecondary Educataion (CRICPE) — Western Michigan University