The Instructional Design Fellows is a volunteer group of faculty who collaborate with the Office of Online Learning (OOL) and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (CTLA) in providing a cooperative peer model of instructional design, development, and review for the all learning modalities. As subject-matter experts, the Fellows work cooperatively with faculty to develop, modify, or redesign courses with an emphasis on providing consistent and high-quality options for CGCC’s student body.
ID Fellows have completed the Instructional Design Certification program through the Online Learning Consortium (OLC). The OLC is a collaborative community of higher education leaders and innovators, dedicated to advancing research-based quality digital teaching and learning experiences designed to reach and engage the modern learner – anyone, anywhere, anytime.
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Buzzy Sullivan is an educator and photographer based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Sullivan received his MFA at Arizona State University in 2017 and a BFA from Oregon College of Art & Craft in 2013. He is the Residential Photography Faculty at Chandler-Gilbert-Community College, where he teaches both darkroom and digital photography. Sullivan’s teaching focuses on contextualizing general education classes for the success of visual arts students. He also centers his teaching on Service Learning to assist students in sharpening their perspective of art as a service to their community.
Andrea Villarreal earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Oregon State University and completed my dietetic internship at Oregon Health Sciences University. She began her career as a registered dietitian nutritionist at the VA Medical Center in downtown Phoenix. During my 8 years at the facility, she worked with both hospitalized patients and those receiving routine treatment for hypertension, diabetes, and other chronic diseases.
Andrea’s most favorite career endeavor, thus far, is teaching which began over 20 years ago. In the early stages of online learning, she helped develop a shared district-wide online nutrition course which has gone through several iterations to become the customized course she teaches today. Since coming to Chandler-Gilbert in 2016, Andrea has been actively involved in committees that help to guide the development and assessment of online courses. She believes it is important for the students to have consistency between online courses as it helps with both student success and retention. As an instructional design fellow, Andrea plans to use the information learned to help other faculty implement best practices into their online courses.
Kim Chuppa-Cornell is library faculty at Chandler-Gilbert Community College and serves as the instructional lead for the Pecos Campus. She has taught information literacy as well as composition and history courses in a variety of environments, including online, hybrid, face-to-face and learning communities. Her recent research interests include reflective practice, information literacy instruction, and assessment. She holds degrees in English, Education, History and Library Science. She serves on the Faculty Development Team, Library Instructional Council, in addition to becoming one of the Instructional Design Fellows.
Kim Greer has an Ed.D with an emphasis in E-learning from National University. Her dissertation focused on inclusive teaching practices, ethnicity, and sense of belonging in online STEM courses. She also has an M.S in Physiology and Developmental Biology. She has been a Biology faculty member at CGCC since 2019 and primarily teaches Anatomy and Physiology. Kim serves on SLOAC, OLAC, and SEM in addition to becoming one of the Instructional Design Fellows.
Karen P. Villalobos is a faculty member in Economics and the Co-chair of the Online Learning Advisory Council at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. With an insatiable curiosity for observable data and verifiable facts, Karen's academic journey in Economics and Statistics was as inevitable as it has been impassioned. Her rich background includes stints in both the private sector and government organizations across her home state of Texas, where she not only honed her expertise but also discovered her true vocation in the world of academia.
Karen is a fervent proponent of Active Learning and an advocate for sculpting courses through Backward Design, ensuring that students don't just absorb information but engage with it critically and creatively. With digital platforms and remote instruction becoming increasingly popular, she has been at the forefront, championing the development of comprehensive online courses that reflect the quality and rigor of traditional classroom settings.
Now settled in Chandler, Arizona, with her husband and two wonderful children, Karen brings her vibrant passion for economics to students both in-person and online. She's dedicated to shaping minds and futures with the same care and dedication she applies to her own life—blending professional rigor with the warmth of her family-centric world.
Barbara Howe is Library Faculty at CGCC, teaching IFS201, IFS213, and FYE101 in multiple modalities. She also teaches Critical Research Instruction to support students through the research process. When not teaching, her work includes supporting the digital resources of the Library, serving on the district’s Library Digital Group and the library Core committee, and overseeing the library’s archives. She is pleased to be a part of the first cohort of ID Fellows.
Barb has a law degree from Santa Clara University, a master's in library science from U of A, and a bachelor's in English literature from ASU.