Teach Share program
January 16–18 2024
Online via Zoom
December 8, 2023
January 15, 2024
On January 16–18, 2024, the FRN will host its annual virtual Teach Share program via Zoom during a three-day event.
Presenters will collectively share student or faculty use cases with generative AI in the classroom. For example, topics can be related to integrating, avoiding, or advising against the use of generative AI in student assignments and assessments or you can propose ideas for creating GPTs, assignments, or assessments using generative AI to design and develop your courses.
The goal is to help educators make informed decisions about how to use generative AI in their classrooms. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the potential of generative AI and how to use it effectively.
2024 Program Schedule
All times are Eastern.
Irene Karayianni | DEREE – The American College of Greece
COURSE: Nonexperimental Research in Psychology
Amy Pizzulo | Ramapo College of New Jersey
COURSE: Community Nursing
Yarí Cruz Ríos | University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
COURSE: Intermediate English
Anastasia Logotheti | DEREE – The American College of Greece
COURSE: The Victorian World
Wendy Turgeon | St. Joseph’s University, New York
COURSE: Introduction to Ethics
Paul Wilson | Shaw University
COURSE: African American Church History
Anna Moni | DEREE – The American College of Greece
COURSE: Italian Language and Culture
Margie Álvarez-Rivera | University of Puerto Rico, Cayey
COURSE: #University 3.0
2024 Presenters & Videos
Margie L. Álvarez-Rivera
Dr. Margie L. Álvarez-Rivera, a seasoned educational technologist with over a decade of expertise, is a dynamic force in online learning, emerging educational technologies, and classroom technology integration. As an educator, she has delivered impactful courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels, emphasizing the seamless integration of computer and technology into teaching methodologies. Driven by a passion for AI, Dr. Álvarez has actively developed graduate courses and professional certifications aimed at empowering educators in AI integration. In her diverse roles, she serves as a mentor to students, guiding them on topics such as simulations, Google algorithm biases, and effective post-pandemic LMS usage. Margie's commitment to advancing education through innovative approaches is evident in her noteworthy contributions to digital citizenship and her dedication to teaching in non-traditional modalities. Additionally, she explores the significance of accessible education and advocates for increased women's participation in educational technology.
Dr. Irene Karayianni joined the Department of Psychology of ACG in 2014. She teaches human learning and memory and research methods courses, is a Fellow in the ACG Center of Teaching and Learning, and is an Affiliated Faculty at the Center of Excellence: Food, Tourism & Leisure. Dr. Karayianni has a PhD in Experimental Cognitive Psychology from the University of Sussex and an Advanced Certificate in Strategic Pharmaceutical Marketing from EEFAM and the University of Piraeus. Her academic research has focused on student engagement, memory awareness, educational applications of artificial intelligence, and food waste. She has presented at international conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Karayianni has professional experience in Consumer Psychology, Social Research, Marketing, Business Analytics, and Organizational Psychology, having held positions in Pharmaceutical and Market Research companies and the Center for Renewable Energy Sources of Greece. She has been involved in European projects on energy performance of buildings regulation, pharmaceuticals, FMCG, telecoms, food and beverage, personal care, and education, among others. Examples of projects include consumer perceptions, employee engagement and culture, impact of marketing activities, performance measurement, forecasting, competitive intelligence, customer segmentation, commercial trade channel management, new product development, mass media consumption, brand image, etc. Dr. Karayianni is also a Mentor at Women on Top, a peer reviewer in academic journals, and a Member of the RAISE (Researching, Advancing, and Inspiring Student Engagement) network and the APA Society for the Teaching of Psychology.
Anastasia Logotheti, PhD, is Professor of English at Deree College, the American College of Greece, where she has been teaching literature and academic writing for thirty-five years. She studied in the US at the Pennsylvania State University as a Fulbright scholar and holds a doctorate in contemporary British literature from the University of London. Dr Logotheti is interested in the pedagogy of teaching, which informed her tenure first as the Coordinator of the two ACG Writing Centers (2003-2010) and currently as the Director of the Teaching and Learning Center. Recent publications include “Digital Encounters with Shakespeare” in Research in Drama Education (2020) as well as chapters in the volumes Women Writing Trauma in Literature (2022) and Depictions of Pestilence in Literature, Media, and Art (2023). Dr Logotheti has published thirty-five articles in The Literary Encyclopedia on contemporary works by Kazuo Ishiguro, Graham Swift, and Ian McEwan. She is also the editor of the essay collection Crisis in Contemporary British Fiction (2023).
Anna Moni has been a member of the Modern Languages faculty since 1996. She teaches Italian language and culture and is Coordinator of the Program of Modern languages as of 2011. Her interests include developing speaking and writing skills, e-learning, intercultural learning, and the creation of authentic teaching materials. She has a long experience in pedagogy of teaching the Italian language in online programs at a Masters level at the University of Venice. She has been an examiner for certifications of the Italian language at all levels for the University of Perugia and the KPG of the Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs. Ms. Moni has been training teachers and creating exams for the Italian Cultural Institute, the cultural section of the Italian Embassy. And, she has written several Italian language textbooks at elementary and intermediate level.
Dr. Pizzulo is a proud alumnus of Ramapo College's BSN program. She has experience working at bedside in a variety of settings, including psychiatric, pulmonary, and neonatal ICU nursing. Her passion is educating future nurses and engaging them in classroom discussions to make learning memorable!
Yarí Cruz Ríos
Dr. Cruz Ríos has a BA and an MA in comparative literature from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. While pursuing her doctoral studies, she became interested in the examination of hemispheric and transnational Latinidad through literature, popular culture, and digital narratives. She earned a PhD in American studies from Indiana University, Bloomington, in June 2018, with her dissertation Negotiating a Hemispheric Latinidad: Latin American Representations of Latinx in the U.S.
Dr. Cruz Ríos has a diverse teaching experience in higher education, both in synchronous and asynchronous learning. She has taught a plurality of courses that expand across several academic fields: from composition and literature to popular culture and American studies. Her classes are interdisciplinary and innovative, aimed to develop students' knowledge and awareness about themselves and about the world they live in, as well as their analytical and argumentative skills. Dr. Cruz Ríos is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion in her classroom, and she designs all of her courses with these goals in mind. Her working projects include a manuscript to submit for publication about the articulation of latinidad in mobile communication, one on UX and "bad websites," and another about identity through memes and emojis.
Dr. Cruz Ríos is currently working in tech, and is invested in end-user instruction, the importance of documentation, AI, and digital humanities.
Specializing in philosophy for children and the history of philosophy, Wendy C. Turgeon is presently the chair of the Department of Philosophy at St. Joseph’s University, New York, where she has been teaching courses since 1991. One of the leading proponents of the freshman honors program, Dr. Turgeon coordinates the program in addition to teaching one of its core courses. She has also incorporated global education into many of the philosophy classes at the University and is a passionate advocate for study abroad. Dr. Turgeon was also instrumental in creating the University's minor in women’s studies.
Dr. Turgeon has presented papers and workshops at conferences around the world and has published articles in magazines such as Philosophy Now and the International Journal for the Humanities. Her publications focus on the philosophy of childhood and bringing philosophy into pre-college education, with chapters in such books as Philosophy in Schools: An Introduction for Philosophers and Teachers (Routledge, 2014), Conflicts in Childhood (ID-Net Press, 2015) and Philosophy and Education (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012). She is a member of the American Philosophical Association, North American Association for the Community of Inquiry, International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children, and the Philosophical Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO).
Dr. Paul E. Wilson has completed thirty-two years as a faculty member of Shaw University, Raleigh, North Carolina. He currently works as a Program Coordinator for the Christian Ministry major and teaches online courses for the university. His research and publications focus on religion, ethics, genocide, and the Holocaust. He is scheduled to present an FRN Winter Seminar in January 2024, “Accounting for the stages of Genocide.” He is currently researching the ethical use of AI in the Humanities.