Meet the Authors
Gail Rice, Edd
Gail Rice has devoted her professional life to the joys of teaching in the health professions. Currently working as Director of Faculty Development for Loma Linda University, Gail is a constant student of how to effectively improve learning. She presently directs the Formative Dialogues in Teaching program for the campus, as well as plans the semi-annual Faculty Development Showcase Week. She teaches courses for faculty and graduate students on assessment and evaluation, transformative teaching and learning, collaborative learning, and online teaching. She regularly presents at conferences around the world, including the University of Southern California's Innovations in Medical Education, and is a faculty member for the Harvard Macy Program for Health Professional Educators.
Peter Gleason, PhD
Dr. Gleason was awarded a PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2011 from Loma Linda University. Since then, he has distinguished himself through years of clinical work in a variety of settings, including substance abuse hospitals, non-public special education schools, LLU Children’s Hospital, neuropsychological assessment clinics, and others. As an educator, he champions distance education, partnering with Apple to provide an unprecedented training experience for faculty at LLU. Dr. Gleason’s research interests include high-risk behaviors, adolescent populations, adverse childhood experiences, addictive behaviors, learning disabilities, educational technologies, and leadership.
Dr. Gleason has several accomplishments from the 2015-16 year. First, he was recently appointed Faculty Liaison for Digital Education, and has taken on the challenge of building a faculty development curriculum for distance educators. Second, he was honored to receive the LLU Faculty Development Showcase Lily Award Scholarship, with an invitation to present his innovative efforts in education at the February 2016 Lily Conference on Higher Education in Long Beach, CA. A final achievement, and perhaps most meaningful, was his selection by students to win the William Dysinger Excellence in Teaching Award for 2016.
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