Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning

Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning




Doane University's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is to provide university-wide leadership for our faculty's professional development. CETL programming supports student-centered education, inclusive strategies, and reflective teaching practices aimed at continupus improvement of student learning. CETL initiatives support mentoring and scholarship among faculty to foster community and collaboration. 

The Doane Difference 


Professional Development: 

  • CETL provides opportunities for faculty to increae their own pedagogoical and scholarly knowledge.
  • Through orientation, roundtable discussions, workshops, and faculty seminars, CETL offers faculty information, presentations, and resources to support and improve instructional skills.
  • CETL promotes research-based study that fosters academic engagement, learning, and success for all students. 


Comprehensive Mentoring: 

  • At CETL, we promote Doane's reflective culture of innovative teaching, active involvement on campus, and scholarly pursuits by using a comprehenxive approach to mentoring faculty; from their arrival to campus and thruoghout their career.
  • Through cohort luncheons, portfolio development workships, roundtable discussions, and one-on-one counsultations, CETL supports faculty in an ongoing, flexible manner that is responsive to the individual needs of our faculty. 


Community & Collaboration:

  • CETL values interdisciplinary colllaboration among faculty and seeks to further its mission through a variety of events that foster communication and a sense of community.
  • Through monthly faculty seminars, a yearly Faculty Appreciation Week, and an open classroom initiative, CETL provides institutional and informal opportunities for faculty to learn from one another. 


Mentoring Services

Early-Career Mentoring: We regularly engage our faculty through their first three years at Doane University to help them be successful and thrive as teachers and scholars.

Informal Social Gatherings: Periodic faculty happy hours and lunches, an ideal time for colleagues to gather for support from their community.

Mentoring Women Faculty: Hosting lunches for women faculty members provides a community of practice, and discussion of topics of concern. 

Individual Consultations: Our directors provide individual consultations to faculty members as needed. To book a consultation, faculty members may email, any of the CETl directors or click the following link: CETL Consultation Request Form


JL Vertin

Associate Professor of Practice

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Educational Background:
       B.S. - Mathematics, Education, 1996, Doane University, Crete, Nebraska
       M.Ed. - Curriculum and Instruction, 2001, Doane University, Crete, Nebraska

Professional Organizations
      National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
      Nebraska Association of Teachers of Mathematics (NATM)

Hobbies and Interests
      golfing, time with family and friends

Kate Marley


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Education:   B.S. in Biology
Southwestern University, 1993
  Ph.D. in Biology
Florida State University, 2000


Areas of Interest

The scholarship of teaching and learning, cell biology, genetics and the molecular mechanisms of tumor formation.


Introductory Biology, Genetics, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology, Energy of Life: Cells to Ecosystems, Information of Life: Genetics to Evolution, Human Physiology, and Liberal Arts Seminars 101 & 202

Jared List

Associate Professor

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B.A., Augustana College (IL)
M.A., Ohio State University
Ph.D., Ohio State University

Courses taught:
Elementary Spanish, Intermediate Spanish, Conversation and Composition, Latin American Cultures and Civilizations, Introduction to Latin American Literatures, Spanish Culture and Civilization, Introduction to Spanish Literature, Medical Spanish, Spanish in Nebraska, LAR 303

Undergraduate Research Projects:
"Gender Roles among Latinos in Rural Nebraska." 
with Dr. Kari Gentzler (sociology) and Kelly Mozena, '16 (Spanish, sociology)

"The Impact of Crete Public Schools, Crete Public Schools Special Programs, and the City of Crete Community Assistance Director on the Crete (Im)migrant Community."
with Colin Koehler, '18 (Spanish/ELL, Secondary Education) Click here for the paper.

"Latinos in Nebraska: Oral Histories from the Heartland." 
with Ronnie Brust, '18 (Spanish/ELL, Secondary Education), Trey Perry, '18, Jesús López, '19 (Spanish/ELL, Secondary Education)

Selected Publications:
List, Jared. "La democratización del pasado: silencio afectivo, historias subalternas y la transmisión de la memoria en El codo del diablo de Antonio y Ernesto Jara Varas." Imagofagia 17 (abril 2018): 189-216. Click here for article.

List, Jared. "Miradas humanizantes, lazos subjetivos, memorias horizontales: entrevista a la cineasta nicaragüense Gloria Carrión Fonseca." Imagofagia 17 (abril 2018): 299-315. Click here for interview.

List, Jared. “Documenting Deportable Life: Knowledge, Performance and Memory in abUSed: The Postville Raid and Sin país.” Telling Migrant Voices: Latin American Diaspora in Documentary Film. Eds. Esteban Loustaunau and Lauren Shaw. University Press of Florida, 2018.

List , Jared. “Una conciencia dividida: la geopolítica, (de)colonialidad e identidad en los ensayos y crónicas de Rubén Darío.” Kamchatka. Revista de análisis cultural 9 (jul 2017).

List, Jared. “De carne y hueso: restituir los desaparecidos, humanizar los muertos, descongelar el duelo en el documental El cuarto de los huesos de Marcela Zamora Chamorro.” Carátula: Revista cultural centroamericana 74 (oct/nov 2016).

List, Jared. “El fuego y el agua: las relaciones de género y lo politico en El país de las mujeres de Gioconda Belli.” Carátula: Revista cultural centroamericana 63 (dic 2014/ene 2015).

List, Jared. “Flujos transoceánicos: narrativas ex/céntricas en Rubén Darío y V.S. Naipaul.” Revista de historia 29 (2013): 7-18.