800 University WaySpartanburg, SC 293031-864-503-5000
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Dr. June C. D. CarterProfessor of SpanishDirector of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
She received her doctorate in Romance Languages and Literature at the University of Washington Seattle. She is the recipient of the Empowerment Award 2010-2011, Multicultural Programs USC Upstate; the Cervantes Award from the South Carolina chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese 2006; the South Carolina Outstanding Foreign Language Teacher of the Year 2005; the Bank of America Excellence in Teaching and Advising Award USC Upstate 2001; and the South Carolina Governor’s Distinguished Professor Award 2001. Dr. Carter has also done post-doctoral work in Mexico and Costa Rica and is the author of published articles, professional conference presentations and co-editor of José Agustín: Onda and Beyond, University of Missouri Press.
She serves as president of the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) and is the immediate past president of the South Carolina Foreign Language Teachers Association (SCFLTA). She has served as president of the South Carolina chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese and the chair of the South Carolina Council on Languages.
Ms. Lynda DavisAdministrative Assistant
Lynda's responsibilities include a variety of administrative, clerical and budgetary support services for CETL, video-recording and editing are among her many duties. She provides support and assistance to CETL programs and its mission.
Lynda graduated from the University of Georgia with a BS in Microbiology and then the Medical College of Georgia with a BS in Medical Technology. She received her ASCP MT certification as well as Specialty Certification in Hematology. Academic and supervisory pursuits led to positions of Assistant Supervisor and Clinical Instructor in Hematology in two large hospital laboratories. After leaving the hospital setting, Lynda began leadership roles with several local and state nonprofit organizations. Prior to coming to USC Upstate, she worked in Distance Education at Spartanburg Community College and taught for 10 years as a substitute teacher in the district’s schools. Lynda’s interest in computers, technology and higher education led to her current position.
Cindy JenningsDirector of Learning TechnologiesAssociate Professor
The Department of Learning Technology serves to support and guide thoughtful selection, instructional design for and mindful use of technology to enhance the learning environment by creating and sustaining innovative and interactive programs to support excellence in teaching and learning and student engagement. We provide a regular program of face-to-face and online development opportunities and we are available for individual and group consultations and instruction for faculty, staff and students.
Dr. David McCurryDirector of the Office of Distance Education Academic Affairs The Office of Distance Education partners with CETL and provides guidance and support to USC Upstate’s academic community on the quality, policies, compliance and enrollment for online learning. Also partnering with Learning Technologies, Dr. McCurry participates in faculty training and development as well as online course and program review. Distance Education monitors state authorization, accessibility and accreditation issues related to online learning. Dr. McCurry has been active in the field of Educational Media and Technology since 1973 through community access cable television, educational film and radio broadcasting, distance learning in international development, teaching materials development and textbook production and development in Africa. David has worked overseas in Africa since 1980 as a Peace Corps volunteer, Fulbright Lecturer and USAID contractor and has lived in the countries of The Gambia, Malawi and Namibia for a total of nine years. He is married with three adult boys and lives in Greenville.
Susannah WaldropDirector of the Student Success Center
Dr. June Carter
Director of Center for
Excellence in Teaching
Lynda DavisAdministrative Assistant
Dr. Clif FlynnInterim Senior Vice Chancellor for
Dr. David McCurryDirector of Distance EducationPhone:864-503-5509
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Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
800 University Way
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Spartanburg, SC 29303
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