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Center for Teaching and Learning


University of Dallas Center for Teaching and Learning

Welcome to the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). Director: Jacob Moldenhauer (Physics), Committee members: David Upham (Politics), Jennifer Bannister (Business: Accounting), Zannah Buck (Library), Sarah Berry (English), Jonathan Dannatt (Chemistry), Sunny Scobell (Biology), Saadia Bihmidine (Biology), and Ana Henriquez (Academic Success).

The Center for Teaching and Learning is a cross-disciplinary, faculty-led initiative to support excellence in teaching, scholarship, professional development, and convivial collegiality.  

The Center is working to develop a new program for the upcoming academic year that will, of course, include weekly lunches at noon on Wednesday, Fruits of Sabbatical, the writing group and several new initiatives. 

 This is the CTL lunch schedule for the first few sessions of Spring 2024.  We will be adding the rest of the semester lunch schedule as soon as we have confirmations. To see a list of past topics, please visit the CTL Lunch Archives page. 

Date (Wednesdays) noon-1pm


Faculty Presenter(s) Faculty Moderator
1/17 No CTL due to start of semester    
1/24 Meet the Dean of the Library Ron Scrogham Jonathan Dannatt
 1/31 UD Archiving Projects Zannah Buck Jacob Moldenhauer
 2/7 QEP Update Stefan Novinski, Cherie Hohertz Jacob Moldenhauer
 2/14 Faculty Senate Carla Pezzia, Sylvia Thenayan, Jose Espericueta, Father Thomas Jacob Moldenhauer
 2/21 Black History Month by Department All faculty Jacob Moldenhauer


Mentorship of Students and Faculty: Models from Academic Success and COB Jennifer Bannister and
Judith Barrera
Ana Henriquez


Admissions Update John Plotts and Carey Christenberry Jonathan Dannatt


No CTL due to Spring Break    




Elevator Pitches and Virtual Introductions  Laura Munoz and Cara Jacocks Jacob Moldenhauer


Total Solar Eclipse Arthur Sweeney and Rich Olenick Jacob Moldenhauer








No CTL due to imminent exams    


No CTL due to exams    


No CTL due to end of semester    

The Faculty Writing Group meets on average every other week. “Writing” is understood broadly here: In past semesters, though many participants have been working on articles or books, some faculty have used this group to help them work on grant applications, sustain a series of research meetings and gather equipment and staff for summer research projects. Anything that contributes to your research and requires long-range planning would qualify as “writing” here. To learn more, email Dr. Sarah E. Berry at

If you have received an award or achieved an accomplishment that you would like to share with your colleagues, please email Dr. David Upham at and Ms. Zannah Buck at

Information on the Writing Group, Writing Retreat and the Fruits of Sabbatical is coming soon. If you have any suggestions for future or current programming, please email Dr. Jacob Moldenhauer at


Jacob Moldenauer