The CTE has staff members who work closely with the Faculty Advisory Board to design and implement the programs and services of the CTE.

Diane Ceo-DiFrancesco

Diane Ceo-DiFrancesco, PhD

CTE Faculty Director and Chair of the CTE Faculty Advisory Board

Diane serves as Faculty Director of the CTE and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Classics and Modern Languages. She completed her doctoral work in Spanish Applied Linguistics and Teaching Methodology at the University of Pittsburgh. Diane instructs courses in Spanish and Foreign Language pedagogy and has published articles in such journals as Hispania, The Language Educator, Central States Reports and The NAMTA Journal. Her research interests include second language acquisition, intercultural communicative competence, content based language learning, learner strategy training, and integrating technology to enhance language learning. An international presenter and K-12 teacher trainer, Diane has also coordinated study abroad programs in Spain, Mexico and Peru, and has served as a visiting professor in Costa Rica and Spain.

Supaporn Kradtap-Hartwell

Supaporn Kradtap-Hartwell, Ph.D

CTE Faculty Associate

Supaporn obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati and then taught in Thailand for ten years prior to joining the Department of Chemistry at Xavier University in 2011. Her research focus is mainly in Green Analytical Chemistry in which she makes use of natural reagents and low cost materials for chemical analysis. She has a strong interest in various teaching pedagogies that emphasize students taking an active role in their own learning process and that provide students with more opportunities to improve their communication skills and diversity awareness. Supaporn has been a regular participant in various CTE activities and she has applied the teaching strategies learned through the CTE in her classes of General Chemistry, Quantitative Analysis, and Principles of Physical Chemistry.


Mary Kochlefl

Mary Kochlefl, PhD

CTE Administrative Director

At Xavier since 1995, Mary has been director for grant services since 2000. In her prior role as coordinator for grant services and professional development, Mary was responsible for faculty development programming.

In addition to her full-time administrative roles, Mary has taught courses, including Literature and the Moral Imagination, Freshman Composition, and Studies in Fiction, as an adjunct faculty member in Xavier's English Department. Mary earned her undergraduate degree in English from Columbia University and her MA and PhD in English from Indiana University. She completed minors in religion in both of her undergraduate and graduate programs.

Sharon Blake

Sharon Blake

CTE Administrative Assistant

Sharon has been at Xavier since 2007 and in her current position since 2010. In addition to her role with the CTE, Sharon is also the Administrative Assistant for the IRB.

Sharon earned her undergraduate degree here at Xavier in Management and recently completed the MA in Theology.