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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.


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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


 
Nathan-Webb-Headshot.jpgNATHAN WEBB, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Nathan G. Webb (Ph.D., University of Kansas) is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies. Prior to beginning his role as Assistant Director, Nathan served on Belmont’s Teaching Center Advisory Board. Nathan primarily teaches courses related to corporate communication, interpersonal communication, and general education. Nathan enjoys utilizing service-learning in his classes and teaching in Belmont’s study abroad program to Scandinavia.

Nathan’s research predominantly focuses on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). He combines his knowledge and interests in interpersonal and organizational communication to examine how instructor communication behaviors affect student learning. He has presented his research at regional, national, and international conferences, and he has been published in venues such as Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Teaching and Learning Inquiryand Journal on Excellence in College Teaching. He is an active member of the National Communication Association, where he served as Chair of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning group. In addition, Nathan sits on the editorial boards of Communication Teacher and Journal of Communication Pedagogy.

In his free time, Nathan spends a lot of time traveling. He has visited six of the seven continents, dozens of countries, and 49 out of 50 states. He is also a die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoys spending time in the outdoors.

Email Dr. Webb.




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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, 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 traveled to New York City with students the past 4 years.  She very much enjoys teaching when the opportunity arises.    

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