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The CVM Teaching Academy invites various experts from within the university and outside to speak on areas that concern the academy.





Rhonda Allenger
Bethany Colaprete
Rocky Lucas
Jane Jenkins
Rhonda Allenger, Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, ACSW
Bethany ColapreteEd. S., LMHC - Director of Counseling and Wellness
Rocky Lucas, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
Martha Jane JenkinsPh.D., LMHCA - Counselor & Wellbeing Specialist
Trauma-Informed Practice in Education June 2 & 9, 2021
Regina CareyRegina Carey, M. Ed,
Empowerment Coach & Passion Instigator
Invisible Disabilities April 7 & 14, 2021
Martin FurrMartin O. Furr, DVM, Diplomat ACVIM, PhD, MA Ed,
Professor and Head of the Department of Physiological Sciences at Oklahoma State University
Factors Associated with Veterinary Clinical Faculty Attrition February 17 & 26, 2021
suchman-ericaVisiting Regional Teaching Academy Fellow: Dr. Erica Suchman, PhD,
Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Education and Professor of Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology at Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Exam Writing & Learning OutcomesFeb. 18-19, 2019
Dr. Lisa DayDr. Lisa Day,
Vice Dean for Educational Innovation, College of Nursing at Washington State University
Student LearningOct 24, 2018
Dr. Diane Ebert-MayIntegrated Program in Biomedical Science & CVM Teaching Academy Presents: Dr. Diane Ebert-May
Faculty, Ecology, Evolution & Systematics, Biology Education at Michigan State University
Scientific Teaching August 15, 2018
Dr. Kristy DowersVisiting Regional Teaching Academy Fellow: Dr. Kristy Dowers, DVM, MS
Faculty, Clinical Science Department, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University
Improving Our Teaching (and maybe getting promoted in the process!)May 23-24, 2018
Dr. Andrew WestVisiting Regional Teaching Academy Fellow: Dr. Andrew West, PhD
Director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University
Improving Our TeachingApril 11, 2018
Laurie FonkenVisiting Regional Teaching Academy Fellow: Dr. Laurie Fonken, LPC, PhD
licensed psychotherapist, is a coordinator of DVM Counseling and Wellness Programs, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University
Healer's ArtApril 2-3, 2018
Julie StantonDr. Julie Stanton, PhD,
Assistant Professor, University of Georgia
SpeakerSeptember 22-23, 2017
Connie Remsberg & Brenda Bray

Dr. Connie Remsberg, PhD,
Director of Advancement of Teaching and Learning Excellence,

Dr. Brenda Bray, MPH
Washington State University College of Pharmacy

Curriculum Revision, Delivery and AssessmentApril 5, 2017
TannerDr. Marilyne Stains, PhD,
Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
SpeakerMarch 23, 2017
Dr. John CohenDr. John Cohen, MDCM, PhD, DSc
Professor of Immunology and Microbiology, and Medicine, University of Colorado Medical School,
SpeakerApril 28, 2016
Dr. Martin SmithVisiting Regional Teaching Academy Fellow: Dr. Martin Smith, EdD
Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist Department of Human Ecology at University of California, Davis - School of Veterinary Medicine & College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Educational ScholarFebruary 8-9, 2016
Dr. Robert & Dr. Elizabeth BjorkDr. Robert Bjork, PhD
Distinguished Research Professor - Primary Area: Cognitive Psychology at UCLA
Dr. Elizabeth Bjork, PhD
Professor - Primary Area: Cognitive Psychology at UCLA
September 10-11, 2015
Dr. Kimberly TannerDr. Kimberly Tanner, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biology at San Francisco State University (SFSU)
Beyond Assessing KnowledgeNovember 3-4, 2014
Dr. Peter ConlonDr. Peter Conlon, BSc(Agr),MSc,DVM,PhD,MEd -
Professor & Associate Dean of Students; Director of the Hill's Pet Nutrition Primary Healthcare Centre; Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
A novel approach to training primary care veterinariansSeptember 18, 2014
Dr. Amy SiegersmundDr. Amy Siegesmund, PhD -
Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Pacific Lutheran University, WA
Using Metacognition in the ClassroomJanuary 16-17, 2014
Dr. Margaret KernsDr. Margaret Kerns, DVM, ACVIM -
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor at Mississippi State University
An Overview of the MSU DVM CurriculumMay 20, 2013
Dr. Jan IlkiwVisiting Regional Teaching Academy Fellow: Dr. Jan Ilkiw, BVSc, PhD, DEVVA -
Associate Dean-Academic Programs and Professor at University of California- Davis
The New DVM Curriculum at UC-DavisOctober 22-23, 2012
Dr. Jeff KlausnerDr. Jeff Klausner, DVM, MS, DACVIM -
Chief Medical Officer at Banfield Pet Hospital
Emerging Economic Challenges in Small Animal Practice – Opportunities for a focus on Preventive Care and the Potential need for Changes in the Veterinary Medical Education.April 13, 2012
Washington State University