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Kim LandKim Land
kland@uscupstate.edu
Marketing Instructor
George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics
 
What makes you a good teacher?
My favorite teachers in college were those who brought a combination of academic and real-world experience to the classroom. Hearing real-world examples and experiences made the material come to life and allowed students to see the applicability of what they were learning.

How do you engage students in learning your subject matter? 

Case studies are a great way to have students think through the material they have learned and practice applying it to a situation.  

What are your teaching goals?

I want to produce marketing students that are ready for jobs in the marketplace. I want to instill in them not only the textbook material but the real-world skills they will need to succeed - the ability to work in a team, showing up on time, presenting to a group, etc.

Karen Lounsbury, Ph.D.
klounsbury@uscupstate.edu
Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education
School of Education

What makes you a good teacher? 

A good teacher is someone who models good practices, engages students and inspires others.

How do you engage students in learning your subject matter?
I provide hands-on learning, combined with theory and content.

What are your teaching goals?

Each class session, I strive to deliver a better experience than the previous session based on student feedback.

Michael Marks 2015(1)Michael Marks, M.F.A.                                           
mmarks2@uscupstate.edu
Assistant Professor, Art Foundations/Graphic Design
Department of Fine Arts and Communication Studies

What makes you a good teacher? 
The ability to listen. Articulating an idea a thousand different ways. Being an advocate for my students. To live a life of art or in art.

How do you engage students in learning your subject matter? 
I center my activities in the arts studio around three core principles: seeing, thinking and doing. It also helps that I'm enthusiastic about the subject matter.

What are your teaching goals?

To make the next class better than the last class.

Kyle Turner 2015Kyle Turner, Ph.D.      
kturner@uscupstate.edu
Assistant Professor, Management
George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics  

What makes you a good teacher?
A good teacher is someone that inspires students to actively engage in their own educational experience.  Providing timely and relevant examples, interactive discussions and application-based assessments can help students become more engaged in not only learning, but applying knowledge.

How do you engage students in learning your subject matter?

If a faculty member isn't excited about the content in a course, it is highly unlikely the students will be excited about the material. While some days are easier than others, I strive to bring an excitement to the classroom that inspires students to become actively engaged.

What are your teaching goals?

Largely, my goals as a teacher are focused around enabling students to become independent and thoughtful members of the business community. I hope to provide students with not only the content within the course, but also a learning and problem-solving mindset that will help them in the future, as well.

Kelvin Wu 2015-1Kelvin Wu, Ph.D.     
Kwu2@uscupstate.edu
Assistant Professor, Physical Education/Exercise Science
School of Education

What makes you a good teacher? 
As a good teacher, I care about student success.

How do you engage students in learning your subject matter?

Case studies, lab and hands on assignments help foster student engagement.

What are your teaching goals?

Student success.

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