CET Team

Ellen Nagamine
Office Manager
Phone: (213) 740-3959
Email: enagamin@usc.edu

B.S. Business Administration (Marketing and Economics), Cal State University Los Angeles
B.A. candidate (Graphic Design) – Art Center College of Design

Ellen Nagamine brings a unique skillset to her position as Office Manager of CET. Several years working in the entertainment industry (Disney, Warner Brothers, Bolder Road), her experience includes finance, administration, e-commerce, SAP, analytics, and graphic design. Her most recent positions were: Finance Manager of The Araca Group, and Presentation Graphics Specialist for the Worldwide Theatrical Marketing Division at Paramount Pictures. As office manager, Ellen supports the CET staff and department initiatives.

Ingrid Steiner
Assistant Director of Arts & Humanities Faculty Development
Email: ingridst@usc.edu

M. S. Education: option in Online Teaching and Learning, California State University, East Bay
M. A. Humanities: specialization in Art History, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Certificate of Major in Art History, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College
B. A. Business Economics and German Studies, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College

Working in partnership with faculty and departments on enhancing best practices in pedagogy, Ingrid brings her expertise and passion for teaching and learning to higher educational institutions. Ingrid teaches art history and design history courses at the university level. She is currently a doctoral student in the USC Rossier EdD program, where she explores topics in motivation, relevancy, faculty wellness, and accessibility (abilities).

Rebecca Levison
Assistant Director of Faculty Development
Email: rlevison@usc.edu

Ed.D. Educational Leadership, University of Portland
M. Ed. Adult Education, Seattle University
B. A. Policy Studies, Syracuse University

Rebecca brings two decades of experience in pedagogy and adult education to the Center for Excellence in Teaching. Her research on faculty development focused on Engineering faculty and interdisciplinary partnerships in higher education institutions. In addition to teaching university courses in science education, Rebecca is passionate about ensuring content is accessible to all learners and faculty have the tools and skills they need to be successful.

Robert Sweeney
Assistant Director of STEM Faculty Development
Email: rsweeney@usc.edu

Ph. D. Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
M. S. Education: Instructional Design and Technology, Purdue University
B. S. Chemistry, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Originally trained as a research Physical Chemist, Bob decided to focus on education and training. In addition to teaching university Chemistry and other subjects, he led extensive curricular renovations in university, professional-school, and high-school environments, both onground and online. Bob is a strong proponent of online education and leveraging the results of education research.

Ginger Clark
Associate Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs
Professor of Clinical Education, Rossier School of Education
Marriage and Family Therapy Master’s Degree Program
Email: ginger.clark@usc.edu

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