Jerol Enoch, PhD, joined The Teaching Center in January 2018 as a faculty support specialist. Previously, Jerol worked as a Coordinator for International Training Programs at the University of Missouri – St Louis. In addition to working with international groups from a variety of countries, he also teaches courses such as Computer Mediated Teaching and Learning, Social Studies for the Elementary Classroom, Cross-Cultural Service Learning, and English for Academic Purposes.
At The Teaching Center, Jerol consults with faculty on effective, pedagogically sound uses of technology in teaching and learning. In this role, he enjoys listening to faculty needs in order to find the right tool to match the desired learning objectives. Jerol uses current teaching and learning strategies to create engaging learning environments for faculty and student alike. His specialty is using technology to facilitate student learning through purposeful formative assessments.
Jerol works with Lindsay Meador to provide one-on-one and group training to instructors and staff using the University’s Learning Management System (LMS), currently Blackboard. The two work together to help faculty use the LMS and third-party tools to provide a wider range of options to assess student needs and promote student interaction and collaboration. They also work with campus partners from a variety of schools and departments to ensure that the learning-management system is functioning well for faculty.
Jerol works with colleagues from The Teaching Center to improve our support for faculty on effective, evidence-based uses of technology. In addition, he is helping The Teaching Center develop resources on creating accessible digital materials. He also helps to keep the Teaching Center’s website up-to-date with tech tools and ideas about instructional design.
Jerol earned his Bachelor’s Degree in English (1991) and his Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (1993) from The University of Memphis. After graduation, he spent seven years in the Czech Republic, Romania, and Hungary as an English instructor and teacher trainer. He received his PhD (2016) in Education (teaching and learning processes and educational technology) from the University of Missouri – St Louis.