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Alison Jeppesen, Ph.D

Allison
Discipline/Program
School of Arts and Sciences
School of Creative Arts
Title
Associate Dean
Phone
403.342.3383
Biography

Dr. Alison Jeppesen is a Learning Designer in the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Red Deer College. As a Learning Designer, she specializes in Teaching Development and Faculty Development Programming, Learner-Centred Teaching, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Her research focuses on the impact of teaching development programming and accreditation of teaching development programs. As a Roman Social Historian, she specializes in Women in Antiquity, Cicero, and Epigraphy. She uses her research methodologies from Classics to inform her research into teaching and learning. 

Education
  • PhD (Classics), University of Calgary, 2010
  • University Teaching Certificate, University of Calgary, 2005
  • MA (History), University of Saskatchewan, 2002
  • Bachelor of Arts, High Honours (Ancient History and Classical Culture), University of Saskatchewan, 1999
  • Online Learning Consortium Certificates in Blended Learning Mastery and Advanced Online Teaching Certificate (2014)
     
Main Areas of Teaching
  • Adult Education
  • Online Teaching
  • Curriculum Design
  • Roman History
  • Greek History
  • Women in Antiquity
  • Mythology
Scholarly Activity

Selected Publications:

“The Roman Household.” (Revised) In Themes in Roman Society and Culture: An Introduction to Ancient Rome, 2nd Edition. Edited by Matthew Gibbs and Milo Nikolic. Oxford University Press, 2019.

With Brenda Joyce. “Challenges and Successes: Faculty Reflections on a College Teaching Development Program.” CELT: Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, Volume XI (2018). doi: https://doi.org/10.22329/celt.v11i0.4972
– Gateways in Higher Education: Cultures, Transitions, Transformations. Forthcoming. 

With Celia Popovic, Mandy Frake-Mistak, Cynthia Korpan, Suzanne Sheffield, and Mark Weyers. “Shoes for the Shoemaker’s Children: Providing an Accreditation Process for Programs Offered by Educational Developers.” CELT: Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, Volume XI (2018). doi: https://doi.org/10.22329/celt.v11i0.4964
– Gateways in Higher Education: Cultures, Transitions, Transformations. Forthcoming. 

“Political Bedfellows: Tullia, Dolabella and Caelius.” Arethusa 46.1 (Winter 2013): 65-85. Recognized by the RDC Scholarly Recognition Committee, 2014.

Amici and Coniuges in Cicero’s Letters: Atticus and Terentia.” Latomus: Revue d’Études Latines 72 (2013): 350-365.

“A Re-Assessment of Monastic Organisation.” In Studia Patristica Volume XLI: Papers Presented at the Fourteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies at Oxford. Edited by F. Young,  M. Edwards, and P. Parvis. Peeters Publishers, 2006. Pages 385-392.
 

Selected Conference Presentations:

  • With Celia Popovic. “EDC Accreditation of Programs Process.” EDC Webinar. Online, May 15, 2018.
     
  • “Creativity in Classics.” CTL Teaching and Learning Symposium on Maker Culture. Red Deer College, April 12, 2018.
     
  • Absent, with Kasey Fulton and Jennifer Thomas, “The Canadian Context of Faculty Development Programs for Teaching Online in PSE.” Poster Presentation, Educational Developers’ Caucus Conference 2018, Victoria, February 2018. EDC Grant Funded.
     
  • With Brenda Joyce, “Transformative Learning Experiences for Faculty.” International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 2017, Calgary, October 14, 2017.
     
  • With Brenda Joyce, “Challenges and Successes: Faculty Reflections on a Teaching Development Program.” Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STHLE) 2017, Halifax, June 21, 2017.
     
  • With Celia Popovic, York University; Svitlana Taraban-Gordon, University of Waterloo; Mandy Frake-Mistak, York University; Carol Appleby, Humber College, “EDC Accreditation of Programs.” Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STHLE) 2017, Halifax, June 21, 2017.
     
  • With Celia Popovic, York University; Cynthia Korpan, University of Victoria; Mandy Frake-Mistak, York University; Suzanne Le-May Sheffield, Dalhousie University; Erin Aspenlieder, McMaster University, “Accredit a Program Through the Educational Developers Caucus: Time to Work on Your Submission With Support from the Accreditation Review Committee.” Workshop, Educational Developers' Caucus Conference 2017, Guelph, February 22, 2017.
     
  • With Brenda Joyce, "Results of a Reflective Teaching Development Program: Faculty Perspectives, Challenges, and Successes." Critical Cafe, Educational Developers' Caucus Conference 2017, Guelph, February 22, 2017.
     
  • “Accreditation of Professional Development Programs for University and College Teachers: the (Possible) Role of the EDC.” Accreditation for Centres' Programs or Courses Action Group Presentation of Discussion Paper with Celia Popovich (York University), Stephanie Dimech (Sheridan College), Suzanne Le-May Sheffield (Dalhousie University), Trevor Holmes (University of Waterloo), and Erin Aspenlieder (University of Guelph). Educational Developers’ Caucus Conference 2015, Winnipeg, February 12, 2015.
     
  • "Supporting Accreditation through Educational Development: Multiple Models in Diverse Contexts for Focusing on Student Learning Outcomes." Panel Presentation with Carolyn Hoessler (University of Saskatchewan), Stephanie Mulhall (University of Saskatchewan), and Joyce Fewer (Memorial University). Educational Developers’ Caucus Conference 2015, Winnipeg, February 13, 2015.
     
  • “Aurelia Philematium and Maria Auxesis: Kept Women or Wives?” 144th Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association. Seattle. 4 January 2013. AbstractAward: WCC Best Oral Presentation by a Post-PhD Scholar 2014
     

Community Involvement:

  • EDC Accreditation Committee
  • EDNA
  • Abstract Reviewer and Journal Article Reviewer (various conferences and journals)
     

Current Research:

My research delves into two areas: Educational Development and Classics. In Educational Development, I focus on faculty development programming and learner-centredness. My PhD is in Classics (Roman Social History) and my research in this area focuses on Women in Antiquity, Roman Marriage, Epigraphy, and Cicero.

I am currently collaborating on an EDC Grant Funded Project, together with my colleagues Jennifer Thomas and Kasey Fulton, examining programs designed to prepare faculty and graduate students to teach in an online environment. I am also currently working on an articles on Aurelia Philematium and Maria Auxesis as well as a book-length examination of epigraphic evidence for marital ideals in ancient Rome.
 

Professional and/or RDC Leadership:

  • Chair, Academic Policy Committee
  • Co-Chair, Quality Improvement of Programs Committee
  • Curriculum Development Steering Committees (various)
  • Preceptor for Master of Education Student
     

Professional Memberships:

  • STLHE
  • CSSHE
  • EDC
  • ISSOTL
  • EDNA
  • CAC
  • SCS
     

Awards and Honours:

  • 2017: Educational Developers’ Caucus Grant. Project Title:  The Canadian Context of Faculty Development Programs for Teaching Online in PSE: Recommendations and Resources. Co-researchers: Kasey Fulton and Jennifer Thomas, Red Deer College
     
  • 2014: Scholarly Recognition Award, Red Deer College (Article: “Tullia, Dolabella, and Caelius”)
     
  • 2014 Scholarly Recognition Award, Red Deer College (Book Chapter: “The Roman Household”)
     
  • 2014: Women’s Classical Caucus Best Post-PhD Presentation for “Aurelia Philematium and Maria Auxesis: Kept Woman or Wife?”
     
  • 2012: Women’s Classical Caucus Best Pre-PhD Presentation for “Beyond Aurelia Philematium: A New Portrait of Roman Marriage” (presented at the 2008 Meeting of the Classical Association of the Canadian West, Edmonton).