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Seminar Leaders

The 2014-2016 Center for Engaged Learning Seminar will be led by Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler, Paul Miller, Brad Johnson, and Laura Behling.

  • Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler is Professor of Psychology at Elon University.  She served as a CUR Psychology Councilor from 2007 – 2010 and as Director of the Elon University Honors Program from 2008 to 2013.  She has published and presented research on mentoring and developmental psychology, and was recognized with the 2011 Ward Family Excellence in Mentoring Award in support of her mentoring of undergraduates in research at Elon University. 
  • Paul Miller is the Director of the Undergraduate Research Program and a Professor of Exercise Science at Elon University.  He has delivered several research presentations and workshops on how undergraduate research can effectively support student and faculty development.  He currently serves as a CUR councilor and was the founding chair of CUR's Health Sciences Division.
  • W. Brad Johnson is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Leadership, Ethics and Law at the United States Naval Academy, and a Faculty Associate in the Graduate School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. A clinical psychologist, he is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and recipient of the Johns Hopkins University Teaching Excellence Award. He is the author of several books on mentoring relationships including, On Being a Mentor: A Guide for Faculty in Higher Education.
  • Laura Behling is the Dean of the College and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Knox College, Illinois.  Trained as a literature scholar, she is the author of Reading, Writing, and Research: Undergraduate Research in Literary Studies (CUR 2010) and has served in the Arts & Humanities Division of CUR.