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The CTE Director position is a rotating, full-time, non-probationary, Faculty assignment for three years. Selection of the Director is an internal application process through the Vice President of Learning Services area.  Following completion of this assignment, the CTE Director returns to his/her original teaching position. 

The Director's office is within the CTE building, Room 120 and his/her contact information is and 928-344-7734.

The CTE Director for 2015-2016 is Elizabeth (Lizzie) Renaud, Professor of Early Childhood Education.

The following faculty have served as the Director of the CTE:

  • Elizabeth Renaud (2015-present) - Early Childhood Education
  • Scott Donnelly (2012-2015) - Chemistry
  • Nancy T. Blitz (2008-2012) - English as a Second Language (ESL) 
  • Amy Minervini-Dodson (2005-2008) - English
  • Lee Sanderson (2002-2005) - English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Sheri Cole (2001-2002) - History
  • Steven Lund (1998-2001) - English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Ellen Cohen (1996-1998) - English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Cindy Broughton (1993-1996) - Mathematics
  • Kathy Watson (1990-1993) - Family and Consumer Sciences 


The CTE offices are supported by an Administrative Secretary and two Campus Work-Study Students.

The Administrative Secretary's desk is within the CTE building (northside).  Our CTE Administrative Secretary is Biridiana (Biri) Martinez and her contact information is and 928-344-7757.


Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee (PDC) develops programs and activities for Faculty, which lead to professional growth and career enhancement.  It addresses such issues as renewal, incentives for research and new projects, orientation and mentoring, evaluation and professional growth programs.  The PDC also serves in an advisory capacity to the Center for Teaching Effectiveness.  Committee recommendations are submitted to the Vice President of Learning Services.

The Professional Development Committee is responsible for the planning of the annual Professional Development Day (PDD) held in the Spring.  The PDD is a daylong event devoted to the exchange of ideas related to teaching.


Professional Development Committee Members, 2015-2016

Division of Business & Computer Information Systems: Kris Duke (Accounting)

Division of Career and Technical Education: Kilene Menvielle (Nursing)

Division of Communications: Cindy Marchant (Speech)

Division of Fine Arts: vacant

Division of Mathematics: Vicky Martinez-Bellow (Engineering)

Division of Modern Languages:  Martha Martinez (Spanish)

Division of Science:  Dan Davis (Biology)

Division of Social Sciences:  Joe Vielbig (Sociology/Psychology)

CTE Director:  Elizabeth Renaud (Early Childhood Education), Chair

Admission & Enrollment Services:  Laura Sandigo (ARS Coordinator)

Faculty- NAU Yuma Branch Campus:  Vicki Ardisana (Education)

Fall 2015 meeting schedule- 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, starting 8/26/15, 3:05-3:50pm in SC 206.

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