Professional Bio

Education

  • 2007, Doctor of Philosophy in College Science Teaching, College of Arts and Sciences, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • 1997, Master of Science in Exercise Physiology, School of Education, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • 1995, Bachelor of Science in Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Academic Appointments
  • July 2016 - present, Director, The Innovation Center, College of Business and Economics, Regis University
  • 2012 - 2016, Founding Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), Office of Academic Affairs, Regis University
  • 2007 - 2012, Director/Deputy Director for Faculty Development, Directorate of Education, Center for Educational Excellence, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado
  • 2007 - present, Associate/Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado
  • 2007 - Adjunct Faculty, Department of Human Performance and Health Promotion, Morrisville State College, State University of New York, Morrisville, NY
  • 2002 - 2007, Associate/Assistant, Director, Professional Development Programs of the Graduate School, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • 1997 - 2007, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Exercise Science, School of Education, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Academic & Professional Experience
  • 2001 - 2007, Associate Director/Assistant Director/Graduate Teaching Consultant, Professional Development Programs of the Graduate School, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • 2001 - 2004, Exercise Physiologist, Train to Attain, Inc., Syracuse, NY
  • 2000 - 2001, Vice President, Director of Grants and Research, Strive for Recovery, Syracuse, NY
  • 1999 - 2001, Teaching Fellow, The TA Program, Graduate School, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • 1999 - 2000, Website Contributor, BacknShape.com, LaJolla, CA
  • 1999 - 2000, Lab Instructor, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Graduate School, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • 1998 - 2000, Senior Exercise Physiologist/Research Specialist/Intern Supervisor, Wellness Enterprises, LLC, Tully, NY
  • 1998 - 2000, Tutor, Department of Athletics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • 1996 - 1998, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • 1996 - 1997, Intern, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Orthopedic Department, Syracuse, NY
  • 1995 - 2001, Research Assistant/Graduate Assistant, Department of Exercise Science, School of Education, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • 1995 - 1996, Intern, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Syracuse, NY
  • 1993 - 1997, Substitute Teacher, Ichabod Crane Central School District, Valatie, NY
Memberships & Certifications
  • Member - International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) - since September 2009
  • Member - Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education - since September 2003
  • Member - International Association of Teacher Scholars - since October 2002
  • Member - American Association of Higher Education - since March 2001
  • Member - American College of Sports Medicine - since November 1995
  • First Aid/CPR Instructor Certification (American Red Cross) - since November 1995
  • First Aid/CPR Certification - since October 1994

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests
  • Course and Curriculum Improvement
  • Institutional Culture Change
  • Developing Faculty Community
  • Student Learning
  • Assessment of Effective Teaching
  • Longitudinal Faculty Development
  • The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Teaching Philosophies
  • Future Faculty Preparation
  • Program Development in the Sciences
  • Changing Faculty Career Aspirations Over Time
  • Research Ethics and Academic Integrity
  • Biomechanics
Books Published
  • Steven K. Jones, Robert K. Noyd, and Kenneth S. Sagendorf. 2014. Building a Pathway for Student Learning: A How-to Guide to Course Design. Stylus Publishing, LLC. Sterling, VA.
  • Tyra Twomey, Holly White and Ken Sagendorf (Eds.). 2009. Pedagogy not Policing: Promoting Academic Integrity at the University. The Graduate School Press. Syracuse University. Syracuse, NY.
  • Liat Ben-Moshe, Rebecca C. Cory, Mia Feldbaum and Ken Sagendorf (Eds.). 2005. Building Pedagogical Curb Cuts: Incorporating Disability in the University Classroom and Curriculum. The Graduate School Press. Syracuse University. Syracuse, NY.
Papers Published
  • Jones, S., K. Sagendorf, D. Morris, D. Stockburger, and E. Patterson. 2009. “Lessons Learned from Developing a Learning Focused Classroom Observation Form,” In To Improve the Academy, Nilson, L. and Miller, J. (eds,). Vol. 27, pp. 199-222. Jossey-Bass. San Francisco, CA.
  • Kenneth S. Sagendorf, Robert K. Noyd, and D. Brent Morris. 2009. “The Learning-Focused Transformation of Biology and Physics Core Courses at the U.S. Air Force Academy.” Journal of College Science Teaching. January/February 2009. Vol XXXVIII, Issue 3, pp. 45-50.
  • Kenneth S. Sagendorf. Spring 2008. “The Background Experiences of Early-Career Science Faculty in Research, Teaching and Service.” Studies in Graduate & Professional Student Development. Vol 11: Defining the Field. pp. 154-174.
Grants
  • The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. Weaving Together the Threads of Higher Education: Fostering Contemplative Practices Among Affiliate Faculty and in the Online Classroom. $5,000 seed grant application submitted and awaiting decision. Role: Project Director. Status: Unfunded.
  • Council for Independent Colleges Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE). Student-focused Holistic Ignatian Advising Program. $49,531 awarded beginning May 1, 2015. Role: Project Associate Director.
  • National Science Foundation Institutional Transformation ADVANCE Grant. Transforming Culture: Enhancing Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement of Females in STEM Disciplines. Collaboration between USAFA and The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Status: Unfunded: Grant proposal submitted November 2009. Amount requested: $2,069,833. Role: Investigator and USAFA lead.
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2008-2009). What the Best USAFA Instructors Do/What the Best USAFA Cadets Do. $27,000 awarded through peer reviewed grant competition (U.S. Air Force Academy Center for Physics Education Research (CPER)) to support research associate and transcription. Role: Principle Investigator.
  • Office of Research Integrity (2006-2007). Multimedia Software to Ensure Responsible Laboratory Management Skills. $50,000 contract awarded by the U.S. Dept. Of Health and Human Services. Role: Co-Principal Investigator.
  • Office of Research Integrity (2005-2006). Utilizing video vignettes and decision tree technology to promote responsible conduct in research data acquisition, management, sharing and ownership. $25,000 contract awarded by the U.S. Dept. Of Health and Human Services. Role: Co-Principal Investigator.
  • Office of Research Integrity (2003-2004). Video Vignettes to Actively Foster the Mentor/Trainee Relationship and the Promotion of the Responsible Conduct of Research. $25,000 contract awarded by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Role: Co-Principal Investigator.
Selected Professional Presentations
  • “Higher Education Landscapes.” Preparing Future Faculty to Teach in Higher Education. 19th Annual Colorado Preparing Future Faculty Network Forum, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; 12 March 2011. Co-presenters: Dr. David Kendrick (University of Northern Colorado), Dr. Donna Sobel (University of Colorado Denver), and Dr. Margaret Wood (University of Colorado Denver).
  • “Living the Mission: Three Years Into a New Center.” Back to the Future: Critical Reflection: Effective Practice. The 40th Professional & Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD) Conference. San Francisco, CA. 7 November 2015.
  • &“Building a Pathway for Student Learning: A How-to Workshop on Course Design.” Evidence-based Learning and Teaching. The 34th Annual International Lilly Conference on Teaching and Learning. Oxford, OH; 20 November 2014. Co-presenters: Dr. Bob Noyd, Dr. Steven Jones.
  • “Designing for Learning: Comparing a Growth and a Mastery Course Design.” Brain-Based Teaching and Learning. The 31st Annual International Lilly Conference on Teaching and Learning. Oxford, OH; 18 November 2011. Co-presenter: Dr. Bob Noyd.
  • “Promoting Better Teaching: A Case Study of Academically Adrift.” Regis University 2011 Fall Faculty Conference – Centering on Teaching Excellence. Regis University, Denver, CO; 7 October 2011.
  • “Academically Adrift: Faculty Learning Community Recommendations to the Administration.” University of Northern Colorado Annual Teaching and Learning Fair. University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO; 4 April 2011.
  • “Course Design and Course Goals for Assessable Outcomes.” Assessment Issues for Teachers in Colleges and Universities, 14th Annual Colorado Preparing Future Faculty Network Forum, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; 12 March 2011. Co-presenter: Dr. Bob Noyd.
  • “Are They Getting What You're Selling: The Effect of Faculty and Professional Development on Participant's Teaching Philosophies,” Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning, The Lilly West Conference on College and University Teaching, Pomona, CA, 12 March 2010. Co-presenters: Lt Col D. Brent Morris and Dr. Bob Noyd.
  • “Developing High-Quality Learning Goals: The Benefits of a Course Design Retreat,” Poster Presentation at the Association of American Colleges & Universities Conference: General Education and Assessment: Maintaining Momentum, Achieving New Priorities, Seattle, WA: 18 February 2010. Co-presenters: Lt Col D. Brent Morris and Dr. Steve Jones.
  • “What the Best USAFA Instructors Do,” Poster presentation at the USAFA Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Celebration, Colorado Springs, CO; 17 September 2009.
  • “What Does Service Mean in the Life of a Faculty Member? Faculty Governance: Perspectives from Various Campuses, 12 Annual Colorado Preparing Future Faculty Network Forum, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; 7 March 2009.
  • “Writing Appropriate Multiple Choice Exams,” National Space Security Institute, Colorado Springs, CO; 10 March 2009.
  • “Promoting the Learning-Focused Science Course,” Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) Engaging Science Conference, Providence, RI; 7 November 2008.
  • “Making the Most of your Graduate Education: Lessons Learned from My First Year as a Faculty Member at the US Air Force Academy,” Syracuse University Future Professoriate Program Teaching Associate Recognition Lunch, Syracuse, NY; 30 May 2008.
  • “Learning Focused Education,” 11th Annual Colorado Preparing Future Faculty Network Forum, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; 5 April 2008.
  • “Operationalizing the Effective Classroom: A Learning Focused Observation Rubric,” Learning by Design, The Lilly West Conference on College and University Teaching, Pomona, CA, 21 Mar 2008.
  • “Teaching in a Military Academy,” at the CU Boulder/COPFFN (Colorado Preparing Future Faculty Network) Friday Forum, The University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 15 Feb 2008.
  • “Using Decision-Tree Technology to Inform Students and New Faculty about Research Ethics,” Lilly National Conference on College Teaching, Oxford, OH, 19 November 2005.
  • “Online Forums for Responsible Conduct of Research Training,” A Gathering by the Waters: Exploring Possibilities and Engaging Ideas, POD Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 29 October 2005.
  • “Response Differences to Critical Incidents in College Teaching,” A Gathering by the Waters: Exploring Possibilities and Engaging Ideas, POD Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 28 October 2005.
  • “What is Exercise Science and What Careers Can I Expect?” Introduction to Exercise Science Class, 28 September 2005.
  • “Diversity Education Pedagogy in University Teaching: Using Curb Cuts to Interrupt Meanings of Disability and Heteronormativity,” Lilly National Conference on College Teaching, Oxford, OH, 20 November 2005.
  • “Pedagogical Curb-cuts, Heteronormativity and Using Writing to Teach,” The Teaching Professor Conference, Schaumburg, IL, 21 May 2005.
  • “Using Online Discussion for Responsible Conduct of Research,” The Teaching Professor Conference, Schaumburg, IL, 21 May 2005.
  • “Current College Faculty from Graduate Student to Professor: Enhancing the Quality of Faculty Preparation,” Lilly National Conference on College Teaching, Oxford, OH, 22 November 2003.
  • “The Hurdles and Rewards of Collaboration Across Diverse Institutions,” American Association for Higher Education Learning to Change Conference, Washington, DC, 16 March 2003.
  • “A Longitudinal Assessment Project of a Future Faculty Development Program,” Lilly Regional Conference on College and University Teaching, 21 September 2002.
  • “Wellness,” Syracuse University All-University Teaching Assistant Orientation, August 1999 – 2006.
  • “Care for the Care-giver: Stress Management, Wellness, and You,” National Association of Social Workers Regional Meeting, 6 November 2001.
  • “Fitness and Wellness,” American Lung Association Lunch and Learn, 20 February 2001.
  • “Relationship of Strength and Endurance of the Low Back Between Younger and Older Subjects,” American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, 2 June 2000.
  • “Body Composition,” Introduction to Exercise Science Class, Syracuse University, Selected Dates, Fall, 1999 and 2000.

Awards & Recognition

  • 2016 Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities National Visiting Committee Nominee for Mission Priority Examen
  • 2015 University Representative to Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) Ignatian Colleagues Program
  • 2012 Academic Promotion to Professor
  • 2010 Academic Promotion to Associate Professor
  • 2010 Outstanding Academy Educator (OAE) Award - Recognizes those who “best exemplify the highest ideals of teaching, mentoring, and scholarship.”
  • 2009 Critics Choice Book Award (Pedagogy, Not Policing: Promoting Academic Integrity at the University). American Educational Studies Association (AESA) for its 1) relevance to Foundations of Education and the mission of AESA; 2) originality of research; 3) scholarly or intellectual impact on the field; and 4) significance of topic.
  • 2007 Certificate in University Teaching – Future Professoriate Program, Syracuse University
  • 2000 Outstanding TA Award – The TA Program, Syracuse University
  • 1999 Named as one of 24 Graduate Teaching Fellows – Syracuse University
  • 1998 Future Professoriate Project Participant-Awarded Teaching Associate Position
  • 1997 Master’s Prize - The Graduate School of Syracuse University

Involvement & Service

  • Regis University Provost Search Committee, Fall 2015 - Spring 2016
  • Regis University University Assessment Committee (UAC), Fall 2015 - present
  • HLC Accreditation Team, Criterion 3, Fall 2015 - present
  • Regis University HLC Assessment Academy Team, 2016 - 2020
  • University Press of Colorado Board of Trustees, 2015 - present
  • Regis Rising Strategic Plan Implementation Team Chair, 2014
  • Regis Rising Strategic Plan Solution Team Member: Experiential Learning, 2013 - 2014
  • Co-Director, Keck Foundation-funded Integrative Teaching Institute, 2013 - 2014
  • Board of Reviewers, Student Learning Through Mentored Scholarship (SLMS), 2012 - present
  • Higher Education Teaching and Learning (HETL), International Review Board, 2010 - present
  • Dean of Faculty Making Excellence Inclusive Committee, 2010 - 2012
  • Front Range Teaching and Learning Consortium, 2009 - present
  • Peer Reviewer, Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD), 2008 - present
  • Peer Reviewer, To Improve the Academy, 2009 - present
  • Peer Reviewer, Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2009 - present
  • Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Air Force Judge, 2009
  • Book Reviewer, National Teaching and Learning Forum, 2009
  • USAFA Faculty Forum (Faculty Senate), 2010 - 2012
  • USAFA Junior Faculty Council (DFE Rep), 2008 - 2010
  • USAFA Junior Faculty Council Subcommittee on USAFA Climate, 2008 - 2010
  • Facilitator, USAFA SoTL Celebration and Workshop, Sept 2009
  • USAFA Director for SoTL Search, 2008 - 2009
  • USAFA DFR Student Services/Writing Center Tutor, 2008 - 2009
  • Colorado Preparing Future Faculty Network Advisory Committee, 2008 – present
  • Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award Selection Committee, 2005 - 2006
  • Teaching Fellow Selection Committee, 2001 - 2005
  • Committee on Teaching Student Representative, Fall 2000
  • Science Horizons: The Bristol-Myers Squibb Summer Science Adventure, 1996 - 1999