Director - Beth Hinga
Dr. Beth Hinga took over as Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence in September, 2013. She holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geology from Baylor University, and a Ph.D. in Geophysics from Southern Methodist University. Beth was a faculty member in Geosciences at Tarleton State University for 16 years, spending the last three years as chair of her department. She taught freshman-level courses in Physical Geology, Historical Geology, and Natural Disasters, and various junior and senior level course for her geology majors. She built relationships across the university and worked to implement innovative academic programs. She looks forward to providing professional development activities for faculty, as well as working with programs to help them provide distinctive experiences for their students.
Assistant - Karin Covalt
Karin comes to the Center for Teaching Excellence with 21 years of administrative experience, serving in the Kearney State College President’s office and the University of Nebraska at Kearney Chancellor's and Senior Vice Chancellor's offices before becoming the CTE Assistant in 2006. Karin’s duties include overseeing day-to-day operations of the Center for Teaching Excellence, assisting the Director, and serving as secretary for the Center for Teaching Excellence Advisory Committee.