TEACH LSU Webinar Series 

A webinar series sponsored by Campus Federal, LTC will partner with all LSU campuses to present a two-part webinar series of panels in February and March. The audience for the webinars will include teaching faculty from all LSU campuses. The planned panels will be presented via webinar format and will address the following topics: 

Rescheduled: Thursday, March 22, 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Designing and Teaching Teamwork

Using teams in a class can help students learn the course material deeply, as well as build communication skills. This webinar will be led by LSU’s Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) team and will address best practices for incorporating teamwork into your teaching. If you use teams in your class or are considering adopting a new approach, join us for a conversation. 

What are some ways to better structure, teach, assign, and facilitate teamwork in your class? What tools and strategies could you use to elevate your students’ learning and your own teaching experience? These are the things we’re talking about in this live remote session! 

Seasoned college teachers from across the disciplines will share how they approach teamwork in their courses, then participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their own ideas. If you are using—or will be using—teamwork in your class, join us for this conversation! 

Live webinar facilitated by LSU CxC | Sponsored by Campus Federal & LSU Learning & Teaching Collaborative


Featured Faculty

Dr. Tina Gunaldo, Director, LSUHSC Interprofessional Education

Tina GunaldoTina Gunaldo, Ph.D., DPT, MHS is the inaugural Director for the Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans (LSUHSCNO). She is a physical therapist by training. With a decade of experience in this area, Dr. Gunaldo has over 30 publications and has presented at regional, national, and international conferences. Her most recent accomplishments include leading the development of a state-wide interprofessional education (IPE) consortium, leading the development of a biannual meeting of interprofessional journal editors, co-leading the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative Innovation Task Force, co-chairing the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative Scholarship Committee, serving on the Interprofessional Education Collaborative Expert Panel (IPEC) leveraging the IPEC Competency Framework, and serving on the External Advisory Council for the University of Texas Health San Antonio interprofessional program. Dr. Gunaldo is the co-editor in chief for the Health, Interprofessional Practice and Education journal and is a co-editor for the textbook Interprofessional Education and Collaboration: An Evidence-Based Approach to Optimizing Health Care. Most importantly, Dr. Gunaldo is supported by a wonderful team of faculty, who have supported and/or integrated IPE into their academic practice.

Dr. Melissa Thompson, Instructor, LSU E.J. Ourso College of Business

Melissa ThompsonDr. Melissa Thompson is a consultant and coach at Success Labs with extensive experience in interpersonal communication, public speaking, and talent development. She works with individuals and companies to grow leaders, build teams, and drive results through great people strategy. In addition to her role at Success Labs, she also serves as an organizer and speaker coach for TEDxLSU since its inception in 2012 and is an adjunct faculty member in the LSU E.J. Ourso College of Business. She holds a BA in Communication Studies from LSU and an MA and PhD in Communication Theory from the University of Memphis. Melissa is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Baton Rouge and serves in both local and national volunteer roles for Delta Gamma.

Dr. Rebecca Burdette, Director, LSU Communication across the Curriculum

Rebecca BurdetteRebecca Burdette, Ph.D., is the director of Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) at Louisiana State University where she leads institutional efforts to scale multimodal Communication-Intensive (C-I) teaching and learning within the disciplines through campus-wide faculty development programming and integrative student learning support. Rebecca joined the CxC team in 2008 and in 2010, CxC was nationally recognized by the Conference on College Composition and Communication for pedagogical innovation and commended as a dynamic program “to which other universities should aspire.” In 2020, the USC Pullias Center for Higher Education, in collaboration with the American Association of Colleges & Universities, recognized LSU CxC with the Delphi Award for its progressive work in transforming LSU’s institutional culture surrounding teaching excellence. Dr. Burdette holds dual master’s degrees in communication and leadership development, and a doctorate in organizational development. She is a founding member of the U.S. Wikipedia Education Foundation and the co-founder of TEDx Talks at LSU. She is a professor of practice in the LSU E.J. Ourso College of Business where she designs and teaches leadership communication courses, and she serves as an external consultant to nonprofit organizations on strategic planning, leadership development, and team communication.

Dr. Johnna Roose, Instructor, LSU Biological Sciences

Johnna RooseJohnna Roose holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry with extensive photosynthesis research experience in both cyanobacterial and plant model systems. She is passionate about communicating her research and its importance to all audiences because understanding this set of biochemical reactions will be critical to solving our global challenges of sustainable food and energy production. Roose has been teaching biochemistry at LSU since 2014. Here primary teaching responsibilities include BIOL4385 (a lab course for biochemistry majors), BIOL2083 (a biochemistry lecture course for non-bio majors), and SCI1001 (a seminar course for first-semester freshmen in the College of Science). 


Dr. Becky Carmichel, Instructor, LSU College of Science & LSU Ogden Honors College

Becky CarmichelBecky J. Carmichael is the Science Coordinator with LSU CxC, and focuses on science communication development and pedagogy in higher education. In this role, she supports College of Science and the College of Coast & Environment faculty and students with honing discipline-specific communication skills. Becky also teaches courses in the LSU Ogden Honors College. In her courses, and as part of a collaboration with the Wiki Education Foundation, students have actively participated in science by editing Wikipedia articles and engaging the scientific community on social media platforms. Becky collaborated with colleagues across the country to study how science is perceived, creating the #ScientistsWhoSelfie community on Instagram and Twitter. Becky's recent passions have included a multi-institutional teaching experiment focusing on scientific literacy across spatial and social spheres, and she took a lead role in designing the College of Science first-year intro-to-research course, Science 1001. Outside of the classroom, Becky shares her backyard ecology and other science happenings on Instagram (@beakerbjc).

Dr. Annemarie Galeucia, Instructor, LSU College of Humanities & Social Science and LSU Ogden Honors College

Annemarie GaleuciaAnnemarie earned her BA in English Literature from Wagner College, her MA in Religious Studies (American Public Cultures) from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and her Ph.D. in Geography & Anthropology from LSU. Annemarie is the Assistant Director for LSU CxC and Faculty Fellow for the LSU Ogden Honors College. She teaches courses for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Art + Design, and for the LSU in Paris Summer Study Abroad. In addition to her fifteen+ years of teaching and research experience, Annemarie was named a 2016 AAC&U K. Patricia Cross Scholar for her commitment to higher education. Annemarie is passionate about fostering and supporting connections between academic research, public knowledge, pedagogy and community development. When Annemarie isn’t teaching and collaborating you can find her reading crime novels and following Steven Wright's advice: everywhere is walking distance if you have time.

Dr. Jennifer J. Baumgartner, Associate Professor, LSU School of Education

Jennifer BaumgartnerJennifer Baumgartner is the Faculty Chair for Communication across the Curriculum and chair of the Learning and Teaching Collaborative. Jennifer has a strong commitment to faculty development and communication-intensive teaching and learning. She has 14 years of experience teaching CI courses and has mentored many students through LSU’s Distinguished Communicator program. She presents on communication intensive teaching, including “Reflection as a tool: Growing critical thinkers” and “Conducting Mid-semester Pulse Checks: How are you and your students fairing?” Jennifer teaches in LSU’s early childhood teacher education program and much of her research agenda crosses with the work in faculty teacher development. Particularly her research around how philosophies and/or knowledge are translated into practice and stress and supports among teachers. Her work is published in several journals, including Journal of Health Psychology, Early Child Development and Care, Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education and Young Children.