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Faculty in Residence

The Faculty-in-Residence program engages a faculty member in a part-time appointment with OAI in focused, collaborative work that provides leadership and programming for strategic initiatives that are a priority for the campus community.

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Application information for Inclusive Curriculum and Pedagogy: Applications are due October 14, 2016, or until position is filled.

Current Faculty-in-Residence colleagues in OAI are:

Faculty-in-Residence, Student Success (Martha Dyson, Ph.D.)

Faculty-in-Residence, ePortfolio and Integrative Learning (Candyce Reynolds) 

Faculty-in-Residence, Academic Writing (Dannelle Stevens, Ph.D.) - Collaborate with OAI staff to provide leadership for strategic initiatives that promote success in academic writing.

Faculty-in-Residence, Equity and Social Justice in Community-based Learning, (Kristin Teigen)

Multilingual Academic Writing and Presentation Specialist in Collaboration with Dannelle Stevens (Keith Walters, Ph.D.) 


Martha Dyson, Ph.D.

Faculty-in-Residence for Student Success

Martha Dyson received her Ph.D. in Philosophical and Religious Studies from Drew University, Madison, NJ in 2009.  While completing her doctoral studies, she taught Ethics and World Religions for the Community College of Vermont and also worked as an academic adviser there.  In 2010, she was hired as part of PSU’s Academic Advising Initiative and moved across the country to start a new chapter as an academic adviser in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  In her role with CLAS, Martha advises majors in Communication, Judaic Studies, and Women and Gender Studies, as well as interdisciplinary majors.  Since moving to Portland, she has also taught World Religions classes at Portland Community College. 

Over the last couple of years, Martha has developed a number of resources to support faculty advising at PSU such as the faculty advising webpage and the Faculty Advising Guide, an online resource guide for faculty advisers.  Her current work as Faculty in Residence for Student Success is focused on supporting faculty in the use of the EAB/SSC advising platform.

Candyce Reynolds

Faculty-in-Residence for ePortfolio and Integrative Learning

Candyce Reynolds is a Professor and Chair of the department of Educational Leadership and Policy in the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA. She has an A.B. in Psychology and Social Welfare from the University of California at Berkeley, USA, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, USA, in Counseling Psychology. 

Dr. Reynolds has had a wide variety of experiences in higher education and beyond, working in student affairs, departments of psychology, business and management consultation, general education, a peer mentoring program and in faculty development. Her scholarship has primarily focused on student-centered pedagogy, authentic student learning assessment and the role of reflective practice in facilitating student learning. 

In recent years, her work has focused on the use of the ePortfolio to promote student learning and program assessment. She has published broadly in higher education books and journals and has made presentations at a variety of venues throughout the USA and internationally. She is co-author of a book with Judy Patton entitled: Leveraging the ePortfolio for integrative learning: A guidebook of classroom practices for transforming student learning published by Stylus Publishing in 2014.

Dannelle D. Stevens, Ph.D.

Faculty-in-Residence for Academic Writing

Dannelle received her doctorate in Educational Psychology from Michigan State, and is a Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in the Graduate School of Education at Portland State. She is a coauthor of several books, including Introduction to Rubrics: An Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback and Promote Student Learning and Journal Keeping: How to Use Reflective Writing for Learning, Teaching, Professional Insight and Positive Change. Her research and writing focuses on identifying and studying ways for educators to be more effective and productive in their professional lives.

Through Dannelle's leadership, the Jumpstart Writing Program has provided an effective cross-discipline forum for faculty to explore and apply resources for enhancing academic writing and publication. Additionally, Dannelle will hold regular hours in Cramer 349 each Monday morning from 9:00 - 12:00 and welcomes appointments with faculty (

We feel very fortunate that Dannelle has agreed to take this position and we look forward to working with her on additional opportunities to further academic writing success.

Kristen Teigen

Faculty-in-Residence for Equity and Social Justice in Community- Based Learning

Kristin Teigen received two Masters degrees from Portland State University in 2008, where she also served as a researcher. For the past four years, she has taught Capstone classes at PSU focusing on voting rights, the history of communities of color in Oregon, and on women’s homelessness. She is also an educator at Marylhurst University.

Prior to finding a home at PSU, Kristin worked for a variety of nonprofit organizations, including the Equity Foundation, the National Organization for Women, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (now known as the Task Force), as well as educational and philanthropic organizations in the Bay Area and Portland. She is a trained development professional, political organizer and anti-oppression facilitator, and has worked with a number of organizations to usher them through processes of cultural transformation. Her volunteer work includes serving on the board and as the immediate past president of the Oregon Chapter of the National Organization for Women, as well as an active volunteer in her children’s schools. Kristin will be focusing on supporting work to bring equity lens to PSU’s community based learning. She is available to chat at!

Keith Walters, Ph.D.

Multilingual Academic Writing and Presentation Specialist in Collaboration with Dannelle Stevens

Keith Walters is professor of Applied Linguistics at PSU. He has a BA in English from Furman University, an M.A. in linguistics from the University of South Carolina, and a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin. Before coming to PSU in 2006, he held faculty positions in the Department of English at Ohio State University and the Department of Linguistics at UT-Austin. A former Peace Corps volunteer (Tunisia, ’75-’77) and Fulbrighter (Guinea, ’80-’81), he has trained teachers of English to speakers of other languages in Tunisia, Guinea, Egypt, Morocco, the West Bank, and Vietnam.

Keith is the co-author of three textbooks, including the widely used writing textbooks Everything’s an Argument, with Readings, 7th ed. (Bedford/St. Martin’s) and Everyone’s an Author, with Readings, 2nd ed. (Norton). He is a two-time winner of the John Eliot Allen Outstanding Teaching Award in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; he also received teaching awards during his time at UT-Austin and USC.  Much of his research focuses on topics relating to language and identity in the Arab world.