Full-time Staff

Bruce Kelley, Ph.D.
Director, CTL

Bruce Kelley, Ph.D., is the founding Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at the University of South Dakota.  He provides strategic leadership for the center as a direct report to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.  The CTL  seeks to encourage and support effective teaching, foster the scholarship of teaching and learning, strengthen the use of educational technology, enhance the quality of on-line instruction, and generally cultivate an institutional climate that values teaching excellence. These goals are accomplished through a variety of activities that range from one-on-one faculty consultations to workshops offered nationally to our distance faculty through web conferencing. In addition to faculty development, the center provides programs for staff, GTA, and community advancement, and works collaboratively with many of the academic centers on campus, including the Center for Academic Engagement, the Office of Disabilities Services, and the Academic and Career Planning Center.  Kelley also serves as  the Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) between the University of South Dakota and the Higher Learning Commission.

He received a Bachelor of Music degree in Trombone Performance from Nebraska Wesleyan University, a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Music Theory from The Ohio State University, and a certificate in Management Development from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

Kelley is the author of two books and numerous articles, including the highly acclaimed Preparing Your Campus for Veterans’ Success:  An Integrated Approach to Facilitating the Transition and Persistence of our Military Students (Stylus, 2013).  His research interests include music of the American Civil War, music theory pedagogy, models of course design, organizational theory and change management.

Eric James Mosterd
Assistant Director, CTL
Tech Fellows Program Manager
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Music, CFA
Regents Fellow for e-Education Initiatives, SDBOR

Mr. Mosterd is the Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and also serves as the Tech Fellows Program Manager for the University of South Dakota.  In addition to those duties, he is also an adjunct instructor for the Department of Music at USD, where he teaches Western music history and jazz history.

Mr. Mosterd has a Master of Music degree in Musicology, Saxophone & Jazz Studies (2004), a Master of Arts degree in Computer Science (2001), and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science & German (1999) from USD.  He is an active researcher in these fields, specializing in the use of technology in pedagogical settings, especially in music.

Ryan Los, Ph.D.

Educational Technology Integrationist, CTL
Adjunct Professor, Counseling and Psychology in Education

Dr. Ryan Los is an Educational Technology Integrationist at the Center for Teaching and Learning. His main responsibilities include assisting professors in integrating technology in the classroom, performing faculty consultations to help with teaching pedagogy, updating technology resources for USD classrooms, and coordinating CTL workshops.

Dr. Los obtained his Master’s of Arts in Educational Psychology from USD in 2013 after completing his thesis "The Effects of Self-regulation and Self-efficacy on Academic Outcome." He completed his dissertation "The Interaction Between Student Motivation and the Instructional Environment on Academic Outcome: A Hierarchical Linear Model" and acquired his Ph.D. in Human Development and Educational Psychology at USD in 2016. His primary research area includes the optimization of student motivation and the instructional environments toward the prediction of student academic achievement.

Darin Jerke
Educational Technology Integrationist, CTL

Mr. Darin Jerke is an Educational Technology Integrationist at the Center for Teaching and Learning, where he specializes in online instruction, aiding in the integration of technology in the classroom, conducting workshops that are designed to facilitate great teaching and learning at the University of South Dakota, and assisting faculty with consultations.

Mr. Jerke earned his Bachelor of Science in English and Criminal Justice and his Master of Arts in English with an emphasis in T.E.S.O.L. at USD. He recently began taking courses in order to earn a degree in higher education administration. Mr. Jerke enjoys teaching English in an online environment as well as teaching face-to-face. Prior to joining USD, Darin worked as an Adjunct English Instructor at Northeast Community College in South Sioux City, NE, and Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City, IA.

Mr. Jerke enjoys collecting rocks (both geodes and Led Zeppelin).

Angela Jackson
Program Manager, CTL

Angela Jackson is the Online Program Manager at the Center for Teaching and Learning. Her main responsibilities include quality assurance of distance delivered courses and also the primary trainer for all faculty who have been approved to teach online, DDN, hybrid delivery, correspondence study, video conference or any other distance delivered courses at USD.
 
Ms. Angela Jackson obtained her Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from Capella University and her Master of Science in Technology for Education and Training from USD. Prior to joining USD, Angela worked as an Adjunct Instructor at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City, IA, and a corporate trainer in the field of conformity assessment for the sustainability sector.

Ms. Jackson has 10 years of extensive experience and corporate education in the agricultural sciences, in particular sustainability programs related to environment and food policy and regulations.  In her free time, Ms. Jackson enjoys free lance development work and research in open source learning management systems, as well as, managing her third generation family farm in Clay County.