Welcome to The Teaching Practice, the new teaching and learning blog sponsored by Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Louisville.

We have chosen The Teaching Practice as our title because teaching professionals — much like lawyers, doctors and counselors — can benefit from engaging in reflective discussion, accessing the latest research, and making the time to hone their professional practice.

 We believe that just as we’re never done learning, we’re never done with improving our teaching.

Our blog is designed to provide timely access to relevant information about teaching and learning in higher education, create a go-to space for UofL faculty to find practical resources and advice, and foster a community of practice and active dialogue among our teaching colleagues.

The Delphi Center blog editorial team of Marie Kendall Brown, Aimee Greene, Patty Payette, and Michelle Rodems will be developing content and curating resources to share with you bi-weekly through the academic term.  We invite you to respond to our blog posts and become part of the conversation!

We also invite blog contributions from UofL faculty, instructors, teaching assistants, and staff.  If you would like to write a post for The Teaching Practice, send an email query – including the idea you’d like to pursue – to michelle.rodems@louisville.edu.

Please visit the Delphi Center website to learn more about our programs and events, staff, and resources.


 The Editorial Team


Marie Kendall Brown, Ph.D., is assistant director for teaching and learning at the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. In her current role, Marie develops and delivers faculty development programs and services to foster teaching excellence. She loves working with UofL faculty to support their teaching efforts and she can’t imagine doing anything that she enjoys more!


Aimee Greene, M.S., is program manager for instructional design at the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. In her current role, Aimee manages a team of instructional designers that assist and train faculty with the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of web-based instruction. She collaborates with subject-matter experts across the university to define content and develop online courses for the Delphi Center. Aimee has expertise in a variety of teaching and learning topics, including instructional design, online teaching pedagogy and implementation.


Patty Payette, Ph.D., is executive director of “Ideas to Action,” the Quality Enhancement Plan at the University of Louisville and associate director senior of the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. Patty has been a faculty developer since 1999 and has expertise in a wide array of teaching and learning topics, including instructional design, critical thinking, assessment and assignment design, and faculty development.

Michelle Rodems

Michelle Rodems, Ph.D., is program manager for the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies (SIGS) and the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. Michelle acts as a liaison between the graduate student professional development efforts of SIGS and the faculty professional development efforts of the Delphi Center.  Michelle’s research and professional interests include teaching and learning in higher education, educational technology and social media, and collaboration between faculty, student affairs, and academic affairs.


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2 thoughts on “About

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  2. We are starting a new mentoring program at the School of Dentistry, called Great Grands. We are pairing freshmen dental students with senior dental students. It is our hope that it will offer an effective tool to decrease anxiety as the students start to treat patients and perhaps resolve some common first year problems. As our class size has increased from 80 to 120 it will give an additional avenue to more personal attention.
    P. Gay Baughman, D.M.D.

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