With over 25 years of experience in experimental research and teaching, David Larwin has worked on a myriad of projects for R.E.M Consulting that included both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. With a B.A. and M.A. in Experimental Psychology, David has worked both individually and as part of teams to develop unique experimental designs and measurement instruments. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the Kent State University Salem Regional Campus. Over his esteemed career, in addition to teaching General Psychology, David has also taught courses in Child Psychology, Quantitative Methods, Personality, Social Psychology, and Writing in Psychology. His research has been published in peer-reviewed professional journals including the Journal of Education and Leadership, Educational Psychology Review, American Journal of Health Sciences, Journal of Education for Business, and Journal of Psychology. David regularly presents at professional conferences including for the American Evaluation Association and United States Consortium on Teaching Statistics.
Jennifer Gorman has over 10 years of experience teaching and researching in Higher Education with an emphasis on Mathematics. In 2007, Jennifer earned her Ph.D. in Mathematics from Lehigh University. She is currently a tenured professor at the College of Southern Nevada. Her higher education teaching experience includes four year public and private universities as well as community colleges. Throughout her career she has taught mathematics courses from developmental level through senior capstone courses and all courses in between. She has done numerous presentations on how to engage students in the classroom. Jennifer and her colleagues have created multiple hands on activities to aid in the learning of Mathematics. She is the assistant chair of Mathematics at the College of Southern Nevada, is involved in mathematics outreach activities, as well as multiple curriculum development projects within her department. Her research interests are in graph theory and Mathematics Education.
Marla Carano has over 15 years of experience in education and communication teaching, coaching, and training. She graduated from Youngstown State University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (Comprehensive Communications focus), and in 2009 she earned her Master of Arts in Communication from The University of Akron. Marla is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Youngstown State University with a primary focus on dual-enrollment research and evaluation methodologies. For the last ten years, Marla has served as an adjunct communication instructor at The University of Akron, Youngstown State University, and Kent State University. In addition to the basic speech course, Marla has taught advanced undergraduate courses in Group Decision Making, Research and Statistics, Advanced Rhetorical Analysis, Communication Theory, Business and Professional Speaking, Interviewing, Intercultural Communication, and Interpersonal Communication. From 2010-2014, she served as the Coordinator for Youngstown State University’s dual-enrollment program. Marla’s consulting services have included training on leadership and interpersonal skills, etiquette, personal imaging for individuals and companies, and public speaking, primarily for those delivering reports, keynotes, and campaign speeches. She has also presented at high schools throughout Northeast Ohio on college readiness programs and development and at several national conferences including the American Evaluation Association, the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships, and the National Communication Association for which she won best overall Scholar to Scholar presenter in 2007 and a top-student paper award in 2016.