CRTLE Facilitators

Jerry Hubbard

Jerry Hubbard, Ph.D.

Dr. Jerry Hubbard worked as a leader in the government industry for over 23 years, serving 28 years in the Army retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He has served in higher education and small organization leadership development for over 14 years. He served as the Department Head and Professor of Military Science at Purdue University. He is the Director of the Goolsby Leadership Academy and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington in the College of Business. He has a Ph.D. in Education – Instructional Technology, a Master’s in Information Technology, and a Bachelor’s in Psychology.





Cynthia Kilpatrick

Cynthia Kilpatrick, Ph.D. 

Cynthia Kilpatrick is an Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Department of Linguistics and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). She is a long-time language teacher (of ESL and Spanish), and her research interests revolve around second language acquisition and phonology. She has designed and taught many of our TESOL courses, including those in our online undergraduate TESOL certificate program, and has built relationships with many service learning partners throughout the metroplex where our TESOL students gain classroom experience. Dr K believes that online learning can and should be as valuable as face-to-face classes; she holds a Certificate in Online Teaching from the Online Learning Consortium and is a certified Master Reviewer for Quality Matters. She has been an active participant in UT Arlington’s Professional Learning Communities, Maverick Advantage Faculty Engagement, and Leadership Academy. She is passionate about language and teaching, and outside of work serves as an active volunteer and TEX trainer with DFW’s Literacy ConneXus.




Robin Macaluso

Robin Macaluso, Ph.D.

Robin Macaluso is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Her research expertise is in the synthesis and characterization of solid-state inorganic compounds, including intermetallics and heteroanionic materials. She utilizes laboratory, synchrotron, and neutron scattering methods to gain insights into the relationship between structural distortions and physical properties of semiconductor materials. She has published 50 peer-reviewed journal publications and her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Chemical Society. During her time at UTA, Prof. Macaluso has taught undergraduate and graduate-level chemistry courses and served as a Fellow for IDEAS (Innovation, Diversity, Excellence, Access, Success) for the NSF-supported Interactive Online Network of Inorganic Chemists, for which she is also hosting a teaching workshop for inorganic chemistry faculty and postdocs. Prof. Macaluso also serves on committees to advocate for the engagement of women and underrepresented students and faculty in STEM.



Kendra Wallis

Kendra Wallis, Ph.D.

Kendra Wallis is an Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Her background is in Physics, with research interests in solid state materials, positron annihilation techniques, and nanostructured materials. She currently teaches Engineering Problem Solving, which is a freshman level course for future engineers of all disciplines. Her teaching involves active engagement, with students working problems and writing programs during class. Dr. Wallis has served as a Faculty Fellow with the Collaborate UTA Professional Learning Community since 2018, and she has done research on the role of team composition by gender on teamwork performance. Besides being passionate about STEM education, she is an active ally for inclusive policies and providing education supportive of diversity.





Previous CRTLE Facilitators


Dr. Amy Austin, Assistant Professor of Instruction, Department of Modern Languages
Dr. Thomas Dombrowsky, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Nursing-Undergraduate


Dr. Subhrangsu Mandal, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Dr. Melanie Sattler, Professor, College of Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering