Faculty and Student Advocates Founding Members
David Campaigne, University of South Florida, FL
Dr. Campaigne is an adjunct faculty member at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He is the former director of the first year experience seminar there, University Experience. During his tenure, the program expanded to serve more than 2,000 first year students in approximately 100 sections of the course each academic year. 90 or more faculty, administrators, and professional staff serve as the instructional staff for University Experience.
Dave received his undergraduate degree and Ph.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington and his M.B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles. He has been a Pearson author since 2003 when he and Pearson Custom Publishing produced a four-color institution-specific text for University Experience. Dave is a founding member of the Faculty and Student Advocates.
Mark Chapman, Baker College, MI
Mark Chapman is the System Math Coordinator for General and Developmental Education at Baker College in Michigan. In this position, he is responsible for overseeing general and developmental math for the Baker College System, managing the MyMathLab delivery of courses, facilitating curriculum/assessment changes, visiting/observing classrooms, and providing professional development.
Mark has taught developmental education at Lansing Community College, Grand Rapids Community College, and Baker College and upper level mathematics at Lamar Community College. Mark acquired his BA at Spring Arbor University and his MA at Grand Valley State University. Mark is a founding member of the Faculty and Student Advocates.
Albert DiCiccio, Southern Vermont College, VT
Albert DiCiccio, Ph.D. is Provost of Southern Vermont College. His major interests are in the areas of Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Center Theory and Administration, Collaborative Learning, Spirituality, Teaching and Learning, and Service-Learning. In July 2009 he offered a presentation at the 22nd International Conference on the First-Year Experience in Montreal, Canada about Southern Vermont College, its Quest for Success first-year seminar program, and about how the College's constituencies have created a retention quilt to sustain a connected living and learning community. This conference was sponsored by the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition at the University of South Carolina.
Among other accomplishments, Al led a Think Tank Session for the New England Resource Center in Higher Education (NERCHE) in Shrewsbury, MA. He addressed the issue of transitioning to the role of provost or vice president, in a talk entitled, "Moving Up or Moving Out: Making Transitions." He also presented a talk on "Writing Center Leadership for Sustainable Campus Change" at the annual conference of the Northeast Writing Centers Association (NEWCA) at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, CT. Al is a founding member of the Faculty and Student Advocates.
Donna Densmore, Bossier Parish Community College, LA
Donna Densmore is a Professor of Mathematics at Bossier Parish Community College located in Bossier City Louisiana. She has been at Bossier Parish Community College for 18 years teaching courses that range from College Arithmetic to Calculus 1. Donna also teaches online for LCTCS online, a statewide program that enables students' access to courses in an online setting that their local campuses do not offer. Before joining the faculty at Bossier Parish Community College, she taught several years of high school and several years of middle school, bringing her total years of teaching to 25. Donna is a founding member of the Faculty and Student Advocates.
Ron Hammond, Blinn College, TX
Ron Hammond is the Chair of the Division of Mathematics for the Bryan campus of Blinn College. This junior college branch campus of 12,000 students is based in Bryan/College Station, TX. The Math Division is comprised of 50 faculty members and offers approximately 190 sections of all levels math each semester, from PreAlgebra to Differential Equations. Ron is in his fifth year as Chair and 17th year overall at Blinn, and holds a BS and MS in Mathematics from Texas A&M University. He has served in the past as a faculty advisor to the local chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, and was named as a Paragon Award winner for new advisors in 1999. His wife Susan is a career public school teacher and they have one son, Ryan. Ron is a founding member of the Faculty and Student Advocates.
Denise Kaisler, Citrus College, CA
Denise Kaisler is an astronomy professor at Citrus College in Los Angeles, CA. As a child of immigrant parents who placed a high value on education, Denise always knew that she was going to be a teacher. Having enjoyed teaching most of all while working on her Ph.D. in astronomy at UCLA, she decided to make the jump to Citrus Community College in Glendora, CA where she now teaches full time. She spent two years prior to her enrollment at UCLA teaching ESL at Konyang University, in Nonsan South Korea, where she honed her taste for languages and travel. After being recommended by her peers, she joined the SSA. Denise is a founding member of the Faculty and Student Advocates.
William Prado, Green Mountain College, VT
Dr. Prado has over 15 years of practitioner experience, generally in global business and specifically in cross-border risk management and financing. His experience as an educator began with guest-lectures in area colleges while still a full-time practitioner and taught ground and distance education business courses as an adjunct professor. He was a key team member in the development and implementation of Green Mountain College's M.B.A. in Sustainable Business Program which, together with the M.S. in Environmental Studies Program, marked the first graduate as well as distance education offerings of the college. That experience sparked Dr. Prado's current interest in the development of sustainable business practices that result in competitive advantage for businesses – and in the role of business education in promoting sustainable business success.
In addition to his teaching and service interests, Dr. Prado has worked as a consultant and as a subject matter expert. He is an Associate Professor of Management and the Program Director of the B.S. in Business Program. In August 2009 Dr. Prado led a professional workshop in sustainable business education at the Academy of Management 2009 Annual Meeting in Chicago. Dr. Prado is a founding member of the Faculty and Student Advocates.
Todd Troutman, Lansing Community College, MI
Todd is the Director of Instruction for the Liberal Studies Division at Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan. He is responsible for the administration of instructional activities while providing academic leadership and assistance to seven departments which serve more than 13,000 students a semester, working toward a common goal; improved student success. Previously at LCC Todd served as Chair of the Department of Mathematical Skills, assisting 85 faculty and staff in the delivery of mathematics to over 8,300 students a year. He has also worked as an adjunct for Kansas City Community College and Donnelly College as well as 23 years in the Turner Unified School District #202 in Kansas City, Kansas, teaching math, computer science and serving as the Department Chair. Todd was named a Fulbright Scholar in 1999 and taught for a year in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Todd is a founding member of the Faculty and Student Advocates.