Ingram Begins Two-Year Term as Director of Center for the Practice and Scholarship of Education

Friday, October 18, 2013
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Ella Ingram

Ella L. Ingram, Ph.D., associate professor of applied biology, has started a two-year term as director of the Center for the Practice and Scholarship of Education (CPSE) at Rose-Hulman.

CPSE is a unique university teaching/learning center that nurtures and inspires individuals engaged in teaching and research about education practice. It helps faculty members achieve their full potential in the classroom, and maximizes Rose-Hulman's impact on the education of science, engineering, and mathematics students.

Ingram has been a member of the Rose-Hulman faculty since 2004, currently serves as faculty representative to the Board of Trustees' Academic Affairs Committee, and is the former chair of the institute's Quality of Education Committee. She has advised award-winning student project teams, had a yearlong sabbatical at the North American Bear Center (Minnesota), made presentations at national and regional conferences, and taught workshops for college, high school, and middle school science educators.

Already this fall, Ingram has established an exchange program between Rose-Hulman and Virginia Tech, with graduate student Rachel McCord assisting in campus discussion groups and faculty-directed educational research projects. Ingram also hosted orientation activities for 2013-14 new faculty members. CPSE is currently surveying Rose-Hulman faculty this year about their professional and personal development needs at different stages in their careers. Upcoming activities include two book clubs, a teaching observation program, and a two-day workshop on creating online courses.

"I relish undertaking challenging activities, and see the CPSE director position as a role that will utilize my best abilities," says Ingram.

Ingram earned her bachelor's degree in biology and mathematics at Augustana College and doctorate in ecology and evolution from Indiana University. She has been a College Board AP course evaluation consultant and a content producer for McGraw-Hill's e-publishing division.