About Us

Bruce A. Rothwell Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (RCTLE), Worldwide Campus

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide RCTLE was established in 2005 under the advisement of the Faculty Senate. It was created to provide all ERAU-W faculty with a community to enhance scholarly teaching and learning. In 2010, the Worldwide center was renamed in order to commemorate Bruce A. Rothwell’s dedication to academic quality and ceaseless advocacy with regard to higher academic standards within the Worldwide Campus. When considering the renaming of the center, the Faculty Senate’s expectation was that the center would then be associated with a broad and deep commitment for serving all Worldwide Campus Faculty inclusively; thus, mirroring the person behind the name.

Vision

The vision of the Worldwide RCTLE is to inspire, empower, connect, and inform all Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide faculty and others regarding best practices in teaching and learning. We strive to foster a supportive community that encourages engagement in regular dialog with academic professionals who are an integral source of current strategies in teaching and learning, particularly in an online environment.

Mission

The Worldwide RCTLE’s mission is to empower faculty members in their pursuit of professional growth through diverse offerings for the universal goal of student success. RCTLE will research and continuously improve/innovate to ensure we are a source and model of the most accurate and current strategies in teaching and learning. We offer friendly and informed opportunities for faculty to reflect on their practice and increase student engagement and learning.


The Team

John Boekenoogen, Ph.D.
Executive Director

Dr. John Boekenoogen is the Executive Director at Rothwell Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide. His academic credentials include a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Arizona, a Master of Science in International Relations from Troy University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Trident International University. Dr. Boekenoogen has been involved in education for the past twenty years and has taught middle-school, high-school, and undergraduate and graduate courses.

John spent time working in Washington D.C. for two educational foundations, he co-founded a non-profit educational corporation, an amateur military historian, and still finds time to spend with his wife and two children.

Dr. Boekenoogen has worked for the University of Arizona library system, University of Florida eLearning Support Services, University of Oklahoma College of Professional and Continuing Studies program, and now with Embry-Riddle’s Rothwell Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence.

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Angela Atwell
Associate Director

Angela (Angie) Atwell is the Associate Director for the Rothwell Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence. Angie has earned degrees in Education, Psychology, Educational Leadership and Human Factors. In addition to her role with RCTLE, Angie regularly teaches undergraduate courses in Education, Management as well as Training and Development. As a life-long learner, Angie is interested in researching the impact of virtual environments on learning and has extensively studied the effectiveness of Virtual Faculty Learning Communities. She feels privileged to work with ERAU-W faculty and staff exploring best practices in pursuit of student success.

College of Aeronautics

Our mission is to provide the best support for ERAU-W faculty. Each of the highly trained members of the RCTLE College of Aeronautics Team is committed to providing best practices, teaching moments, and faculty support for the overall goal of student success.

The RCTLE College of Aeronautics Team comprises of three enthusiastic team members. You can reach them at RCTLECOA@erau.edu.

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Kelsey Coates
Team Lead
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Danielle Aming, Ed.D.
Faculty Developer
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Kaitlyn Pickus
Faculty Quality Manager

College of Arts and Sciences

Our mission is to provide the best support for ERAU-W faculty. Each of the highly trained members of the RCTLE College of Arts and Science Team is committed to providing best practices, teaching moments, and faculty support for the overall goal of student success.

The RCTLE College of Arts and Sciences Team comprises of three enthusiastic team members. You can reach them at RCTLECOAS@erau.edu.

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Heather Rozar-Bergmann
Team Lead
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Susan Cockerham
Faculty Quality Manager
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Jamie Sipe
Faculty Quality Manager

College of Business

Our mission is to provide the best support for ERAU-W faculty. Each of the highly trained members of the RCTLE College of Business Team is committed to providing best practices, teaching moments, and faculty support for the overall goal of student success.

The RCTLE College of Business Team comprises of three enthusiastic team members. You can reach them at RCTLECOB@erau.edu.

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Codie Seier
Team Lead
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Linda Rowell
Faculty Quality Manager
Elizabeth Cummins
Dr. Elizabeth Cummins
Faculty Developer
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Mesha Molitor
Faculty Developer
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Rob Saum
Faculty Developer

Location: ERAU-Worldwide Headquarters Building 2 – Daytona Beach, Florida
Mailing address: RCTLE, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide; 600 S. Clyde Morris Boulevard; Daytona Beach, Florida 32114-3900