Staff

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

Stephen YandellStephen Yandell, PhD
CTE Faculty Director and Chair of the CTE Faculty Advisory Committee

Steve began serving as the Faculty Director of the CTE in fall 2012 and is an Associate Professor in the Department of English.  He completed his doctoral work in medieval political prophecy as a Jacob K. Javits Fellow at Indiana University and spent his final year as the Assistant Director of Indiana's Teaching Resources Center.

His pedagogical articles have appeared in Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching and the National Teaching and Learning Forum.  He teaches courses primarily in Chaucer and Literature and the Moral Imagination, and his research areas include Middle Welsh (including a translation from the Mabinogion), medieval prophecy (he co-edited Prophet Margins: The Medieval Vatic Impulse and Social Stability), and Oxford's Inklings (articles appear in C.S. Lewis" Life, Works and Legacy, C.S. Lewis: Views from Wake Forest, and the J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia).  Most recently he contributed "Mapping the Happiest Place on Earth: Disney's Medieval Cartography" in The Disney Middle Ages.

Mary KochleflMary 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 BlakeSharon 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.  She is currently working on her MA in Theology.