Who We Are
Center for Faculty Excellence
Dr. Jörg Waltje is the Executive Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence. He works with faculty and institutional leaders to collaboratively assess needs, develop programming, and evaluate strategies to enhance the knowledge and skills of faculty in achieving their goals related to teaching, scholarship, service, and leadership. He is also a very literary man, a good cook, and a pop music historian.
Coordinator of Teaching, Learning, & Academic Excellence
As the Coordinator of Teaching, Learning, & Academic Excellence at the Center for Faculty Excellence, Dr. Dayton Kinney leads and supports individual and team consultations with TWU faculty, instructors, staff, and administrators on issues related to teaching and learning, scholarship, assessment, student retention, integrating educational technology, and innovative approaches to academic engagement both within and beyond the classroom. Beyond her passion for pedagogy, Dr. Kinney is also a renowned composer, whose award-winning works have been performed nationally and internationally by highly sought-after performers. Her music can be found on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, YouTube, and SoundCloud. She also enjoys video games, travel, food, and spending time with her husband and two cats.
Video and Senior Instructional Producer
In 1992 Ivan came to Denton from Hong Kong to continue his college education after a 13-year TV career as a professional camera/lighting/sound operator at Radio Television Hong Kong. In 1997 he graduated with a M.A. from UNT and started with TWU as a media production specialist. Ivan also taught a basic TV production course at UNT as an adjunct faculty from 1997- 2012. He also serves as an Elder in Denton Chinese Church and plays the acoustic guitar in his leisure time.
Marli serves the Center for Faculty Excellence by providing graphic design services for Academic Affairs, as well as, large format printing production for the university. She is a certified graphic designer and business owner. She and her husband reside in Sanger with their three children, two dogs and a cat. She loves to cook, laugh, and, in her not-so-spare time, binge-watch a good show on Netflix.
Maegen Fredrickson is the Program Coordinator for the Center for Faculty Excellence. In May 2022, she graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a B.A. in English, concentrating in Professional Writing. She has worked as a publications and editing intern with University Technology Solutions at UTSA and with Birdseye Publication, a business publication based at San Francisco State University. Maegen spends much of her time on writing, everything from poetry to sci-fi novels and the occasional non-fiction piece. She also enjoys cooking, reading, rainy days, songwriting, and spending time with her friends and family.
Student Assistant / Design Intern
Zaha is the graphic design student assistant at the Center for Faculty Excellence. She is majoring in graphic design and minoring in marketing. Besides being a graphic designer, she is also a freelance illustrator. Zaha plans to graduate in May 2023. Her favorite thing to do is drink tea while watching Netflix with her cat, Venus.
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