Dr. Lindsay Masland
Early-Career Faculty Coordinator, Center for Academic Excellence
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Lindsay Masland is an Associate Professor of Psychology and the Coordinator for Early Career Programs for the Center for Academic Excellence at Appalachian State. She serves as a Consulting Editor for the journal Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology and is active in Division 2 of the American Psychological Association, which focuses on the dissemination of research-based practices in teaching and learning. Lindsay teaches courses in education, psychology, and statistics to future teachers and school psychologists at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research interests lie at the intersection of academic motivation, effective teaching practices, and social justice, and her passion is to help educators make instructional choices that lead to transformative educational experiences for the wide variety of students they find in their classrooms. When she's not busy spouting off about research-based teaching, Lindsay can be found cooking, running, tap dancing, crafting, and performing musical theatre. Usually not at the same time.
Ms. Lillian Nave
Universal Design for Learning Coordinator, Center for Academic Excellence
Senior Lecturer, First Year Seminar
Lillian Nave is a Senior Lecturer in First Year Seminar and the Universal Design for Learning Coordinator for the Center for Academic Excellence at Appalachian State University. Her background is in Art History and she taught at the State University of New York at Oneonta and Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, before coming to North Carolina. She also taught at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute before joining the Art Department at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. She moved into her position in First Year Seminar in 2014 and served as a Faculty Fellow before becoming the UDL Coordinator in the Center for Academic Excellence.
Lillian’s FYS courses focus on Nazi looted art, art and peace studies, art dialogues across cultures (intercultural competence) and the intersection between art and religion. She incorporates the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) into her classes and serves as the Inclusive Excellence Liaison for University College. Her teaching has been recognized by Appalachian State with the Faculty Award for Excellence in General Education Teaching, Non-Tenure Track (2017) and the Rennie W. Brantz Award for outstanding teaching in the First-Year Seminar (2019). She was also awarded the University of North Carolina Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Excellence in Teaching Award (2019).
Lillian’s work as the UDL Coordinator includes faculty workshops, Course Redesign Institutes, working with the Intercultural Teaching and Learning Fellows and Inclusive Excellence team. She also hosts the ThinkUDL podcast where she interviews UDL advocates and implementers from all over the world who are making a difference in post-secondary contexts. Lillian is a sought-after speaker at conferences and universities. She has presented about UDL practices at SXSW-EDU in Austin, TX, at Lilly Asia: Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning in Hong Kong, and CAST’s UDL Symposium: Empowering Learners at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, as well as in Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and Greece.
Dr. Reeves Shulstad
Mid-Career Faculty Coordinator, Center for Academic Excellence
Associate Professor, Hayes School of Music
Musicologist Reeves Shulstad is an Associate Professor in the Hayes School of Music. Along with her research on the composer Tui St. George Tucker, Shulstad has engaged in the scholarship of teaching and learning. She was a member of the first Scholarly Teaching Academy led by Dr. Tracy Smith, and her work with that group led to a research project on student engagement in large general education courses. This project resulted in an article for The Journal of Music History Pedagogy entitled “Student Engagement through Faculty Engagement: Faculty Learning Communities as Professional Development.” Since joining the faculty in 2009, Shulstad has enjoyed experimenting with and implementing pedagogical techniques in her courses for music majors and general education students in face-to-face and online classes. She enjoys mentoring students on independent research projects and many of her mentees have presented at conferences including the National Conference for Undergraduate Research and the College Music Society and published their work in conference Proceedings. As a Faculty Fellow for the Center of Academic Excellence, Shulstad will focus on issues of inclusivity and diversity in the Hayes School of Music.