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.


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.


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, PhD
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.

Angela Atwell, MEd, MSHF
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.

Robert Saum, DMin
Associate Director of Strategic Processes

Robert (Rob) Saum is a dynamic, strategic, and forward-thinking leader with 15+ years of experience leading business transformation. Rob earned his M.Ed. from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his D.Min. and M.A. from South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary.

He has demonstrated excellence using extensive technical, pedagogical, and design knowledge to recommend, plan, and deploy change management projects. He is an innovator interested in faculty development, instructional design, and front-end development.

Rob also developed and taught courses for Daytona Beach Community College, Stetson University, and South Florida Bible College.

ERAU-W Colleges

Our faculty members are more than professors; they are also experts and leaders in their industry. Many Worldwide professors continue to work in the industry throughout their teaching careers. (Examples include engineering, aerospace, aviation, military, corporate business, or other areas). Your RCTLE team is here to help ensure that your expertise is transferred into the classroom as you prepare the future generations.

College of Aeronautics

The mission of the College of Aeronautics at Embry-Riddle Worldwide is to develop and provide graduate and undergraduate academic programs that enable students to excel in the multidisciplinary field of aerospace: in the aeronautics industry, in the military, and in the local, state and federal government organizations connected to aerospace programs.

Contact the RCTLE College of Aeronautics team at

Kelsey Coates, MEd
Team Lead
Danielle Aming, EdD
Faculty Developer
Kaitlyn Pickus, MAT
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.

Contact the RCTLE College of Arts and Sciences Team at

Heather Rozar-Bergmann, MBA, MSEL
Team Lead
Susan Cockerham, MEd
Faculty Quality Manager
Jamie Sipe, MIDT
Faculty Quality Manager

College of Business

The College of Business strives to be the premier global educator of leaders and managers in aviation and aerospace. We support this mission by providing undergraduate and graduate programs in leadership and business management that are developed with a focus on the following core objectives:

  • To add value to students’ lives and careers
  • To foster excellence in learning
  • To nourish entrepreneurship and discovery in learning
  • To remain connected to the aviation and aerospace industry
  • To encourage diversity in all that we do

Contact the RCTLE College of Business Team at

Codie Seier, MSM
Team Lead
Linda Rowell, MBA
Faculty Quality Manager
Elizabeth Cummins, PhD
Faculty Developer

Media Asset

Mesha Molitor, MTEI
Faculty Developer

Location: ERAU-Worldwide Headquarters Building 4 – Daytona Beach, Florida
Mailing address: RCTLE, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide; 1 Aerospace Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900


The mission of the Rothwell Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence is to empower faculty members in their pursuit of professional growth through diverse offerings for the universal goal of student success.

Contact Us

Services (1)
The Rothwell Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (RCTLE) provides faculty training, quality management, instructional outreach, supportive consultations, and resources about the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Support (3)
A list of areas that support teaching at ERAU-W which includes: eLearning Support, Registrar, Scheduling, IT, and course contacts.