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Milton D. Cox, Ph.D.

Milton D. Cox is Consultant to Miami University’s Center for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching, and University Assessment, which he founded and directed in various formats for 30 years. His areas of expertise include faculty and professional learning communities, the scholarship of teaching and learning, teaching and learning centers, student cognitive instructional development, and communities of practice.

He founded and directs the annual International Lilly Conference on College Teaching, and is also founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching and the Learning Communities Journal.  Milt has been project director of state and federal grants establishing faculty learning community programs at other institutions and is co-editor of the book, Building Faculty Learning Communities.  He has worked on site at over 70 institutions to develop faculty and professional learning communities.

Marie Dalloway, Ph.D.

Marie Dalloway is a founding member and President of Performance Media LLC. Performance Media empowers individuals and organizations to be more successful and to achieve their goals faster. Performance Media specializes in providing services, products, and solutions that help individuals and organizations build Peak Performance Skills and resilience for dealing with changes and challenges.

Marie’s background includes a BA with honors from Wheaton College in Massachusetts, and a Masters and a PhD degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts. She has done presentations for major companies, such as Honeywell and Merck, as well as for top-level athletes. In addition to numerous articles, she has written training videos, CD-ROMs, online training programs, plus a number of books and training manuals on topics related to peak performance, high achievement, and stress management.

Richard R. Gerkin, M.D.

Dr. Gerkin received his MD at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology and medical toxicology. He has also received an MS in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis at the University of Michigan. He currently is medical director of Graduate Medical Education research at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, and is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He currently teaches evidence-based medicine, participants in journal clubs of most of the residency and fellowship training programs, runs the research rotation for second year medical residents, and offers support to investigators with study design and statistical analysis. He has participated in two previous FLCs and co-facilitated another, as well as having attending two FLC developers’ conferences in Claremont.

Linda Heun, Ph.D.

Linda Heun is an independent educational consultant focusing on medical education, interprofessional health care education, group process, organizational communication and individual learning/teaching differences.  Until recently, she has been the Vice President for Medical Education at the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) from 2001 through 2012.

She served on the communication faculty of Truman State University from 1969-89.  At the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM – now A.T. Still University), she developed and chaired the Department of Medical Education from 1990-2001.

Emily Jane Zaragoza Lao, M.D.

Currently, Dr. Zaragoza Lao is Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona, Phoenix Campus, and Medical director and Director of Faculty Development and Research at the St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center (SJHMC) Family Medicine Residency Program. She co-facilitated the second Faculty Learning Community at SJHMC and obtained grant support for its operation.

Dr. Zaragoza Lao, earned her medical degree at The Medical College of Ohio (MCO) as well as completed her residency training as an accelerated family practice resident at the MCO/St. Vincent Medical Center Family Practice Residency. She completed a faculty development fellowship in curriculum design at Michigan State University. Most recently she finished a one-year masters degree in medical management at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. She has a special interest in family-centered maternity care and women’s health care issues particularly in the adolescent population.

Maria Manriquez, M.D.

Maria Manriquez completed medical school at the University of Arizona, Tucson in 1998, and residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Banner Good Samaritan in 2002. Dr Manriquez is active locally, regionally and nationally in medical education. She has served on the scientific program committee for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist – Annual Clinical Meeting (ACM) Jan 2004 – May 2006. She also served on the ACOG Continuing Medical Education Committee 2006-2009.

Presently she is the Associate Program Director of the Phoenix Integrated Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Clerkship Director in Obstetrics and Gynecology for the University of Arizona, College of Medicine. She is staff/faculty at Maricopa Integrated Health Systems where she is the Director of Education for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Maricela P. Moffitt, M.D., M.P.H., FACP

Dr. Maricela P. Moffitt completed medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston in 1986, and residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas in Houston in 1989 and was selected as chief resident in 1990. Dr. Moffitt then joined the faculty in the department of Medicine at Maricopa Integrated health System (MIHS) 1990 in Phoenix, Arizona and was elected president of the Medical Staff and served as a medical staff officer from 1998-2003 and held many administrative positions and received numerous teaching and service awards.

Dr. Moffitt is currently Director of the Doctoring Curriculum at the University of Arizona college of Medicine-Phoenix campus. She is responsible for the curriculum and education of the preclinical students (1st and 2nd years) in communication and physical exam skills. She holds the Academic rank of Associate Professor of Medicine. She participated in the first city-wide Faculty Learning Community on Adult Learning at the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix. She is married to Dr. Robert A. Moffitt – they have three children.

Cheryl W. O’Malley, M.D., FACP

Dr. O’Malley is Program Director of Internal Medicine at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center (BGSMC) in Phoenix, AZ, Clinician Educator at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and Site Coordinator, BGSMC Internal Medicine Clerkship at the University Of Arizona College Of Medicine. She completed a combined internal medicine / pediatrics residency and served as the Pediatric Chief Resident at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center / Phoenix Children’s Hospital in 2003.

She is the co-founder at the Phoenix Campus of the University of Arizona College of Medicine’s Faculty Learning Community (FLC) program. She continues to facilitate year-long FLCs at the UACOM-Phoenix. Dr. O’Malley has held national leadership positions as a member of the American College of Physicians Council of Young Physicians and currently serves on the national Council for the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine.

Lilia Parra-Roide, M.D., FAAP

Dr. Parra-Roide is the Pediatric Residency Program Director at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Her passion is teaching residents and medical students and she has been faculty at St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center for over 12 years. Dr. Parra-Roide is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. She is Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics on the teaching faculty for Creighton University School of Medicine and Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics for the University of Arizona College Of Medicine.

Dr. Parra-Roide received her medical degree from the Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at St. Joseph’s. She then completed additional training in Healthcare Research Design and Teaching at Arizona State University. She also participated in the first city-wide Faculty Learning Community at the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix.

Gail Rice, Ed.D., CHES, R.N.

Gail is Director of Faculty Development at Loma Linda University, where she teaches courses, conducts workshops, and coordinates the Formative Dialogues in Teaching program. She has held professorial positions at four universities in seven schools and holds graduate degrees or certificates in nursing, public health education, medical education, educational psychology and higher education administration and leadership.

She serves on several editorial boards for professional journals and boards for professional societies.

Dr. Rice completed the fellowship in medical education at the University of Southern California and is a Harvard Macy Scholar in Health Professional Education for 2010, where she is researching “Right-Side-Up Learning in Medical Education.”

Laurie Richlin, Ph.D.

Dr. Richlin is currently Chair of Medical Education at Western Michigan University School of Medicine.  Prior to coming to WMU, she served as the director of the Office of Faculty Development at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Watts, Los Angeles, and previously directed the Claremont Graduate University Preparing Future Faculty and Learning Communities Program.  She continues to serve as the director of both the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching and the Learning Communities Journal, and is president of the International Alliance of Teacher Scholars.

Dr. Richlin received her doctorate in higher education from the Claremont Graduate University.  Her best-selling book, Blueprint for learning: Constructing Courses to Facilitate, Assess, and Document Learning, was published by Stylus in 2006.

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