The Teaching Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Lila D. Bunch Library. Please feel free to call us at (615) 460-5423 or email us by using the links below.
Mike Pinter, Director
Mike Pinter, Professor of Mathematics, previously served as Director of Belmont's Teaching Center from 2003 to 2006. Since coming to Belmont in 1989, Mike has held various roles in addition to faculty roles; in particular, Mike has served as associate dean for the School of Sciences and interim dean for the College of Arts and Sciences. He has participated in many Teaching Center events since the Teaching Center's beginning in 1994, including facilitating workshops and lunch discussions. Mike enjoys working with faculty at all career stages and has served as mentor in several capacities, including as director of the Mentoring for Mission program when it was offered at Belmont. Mike regularly offers presentations about teaching and learning at mathematics meetings and at the Lilly Conference on College Teaching. His favorite courses to teach include Discrete Mathematics, Combinatorics, Analytics: Math Models (for students in Belmont's Honors Program), Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning (in a learning community with a psychology course), and First-Year Seminar (with a focus on limitations). Email Mike Pinter
Jason Lovvorn, Assistant Director
Jason Lovvorn, Assistant Professor of English, has been at Belmont since 2002, beginning as a tutor in the Belmont Writing Center and now teaching full-time in the English Department. Jason earned his Ph.D. at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, where he completed a dissertation on university writing centers and mentored student teachers in a varierty of settings. Jason’s scholarly interests span the humanities and education, and his writing classes often address issues of literacy while involving a service-learning component. Drawing on the intersections between rhetoric/composition and education, Jason has presented at conferences such as the Lilly International Conference on College Teaching, the American Educational Research Association, and the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research. He has published scholarly work on literacy history, online gaming and learning, digital storytelling, and service-learning narratives. Jason enjoys teaching First-Year Writing and Third-Year Writing and is continually inspried by the creative thinking of his students. Email Jason Lovvorn
Nanci Alsup, Program Assistant
Nanci has been part of the Belmont community since 1999 when she served as the Office Manager for the College of Arts and Sciences. In August 2002, she joined on with the Teaching Center. Nanci has served on the Staff Council and has been involved with several small task force groups, staff search committees and a student mentoring program. She currently serves as a member of the Student Conduct and Academic Integrity council and the IRB. Nanci also partners with Belmont University Ministries to host students on Spring break immersion trips. She has travled to New York City with students the past 4 years.
Nanci completed her Bachelor of Arts in Management and Human Relations at Trevecca Nazarene University in 2004 and received her Masters of Education in Organizational Leadership and Communication from Belmont University in 2009.
She considers it a privilege to be a part of the success that is happening at Belmont. Surrounded by a caring community, she enjoys working with the faculty seeing first hand how they value teaching, and feels Belmont is a rewarding place to be. Email Nanci Alsup