The CETL Team

We are committed to supporting multi-disciplinary collaboration, faculty development, communication, innovation, and coordination of teaching and learning activities designed to improve student outcomes.

Associate professor Jeff Ball.

Director of CETL:
Associate Professor Jeff Ball

Jeff is the Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at HCC, as well as an Associate Professor of Art History in the Art + Design Program. He assumed the role of CETL Director in January 2020 for the start of a three-year term. Jeff was involved in establishing CETL at HCC from its beginning and served on its Steering Committee before taking over as Director.

Jeff came to HCC in the Fall 2012 semester and has taught art history at the college level since 1988, including positions at the University of Missouri, William Woods University (Missouri), Westminster College (Missouri), Adrian College (Michigan), Minnesota State University Moorhead, the University of New England (Maine), and Lane Community College (Oregon). His focus areas are the arts of the United States and Modern Architecture and Design. At HCC, Jeff teaches all of the art history classes, including the general surveys, the Arts of the United States, Asian Art and Culture, and Modern Art and Culture.

Jeff received a MA in art history from the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Missouri. His BA in art history is from Washington and Lee University. His research focuses on public art and architecture in the United States, and he co-authored a book on The Art of the Missouri Capitol, that was published in 2011 by the University of Missouri Press. He also has curated several shows for the museums and galleries at the schools where he has worked, included Voices of Change: Social Protest in the Arts and Humanities, an exhibition for the Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College.

Contact: or 443-412-2086.

Assistant professor Debbie Dorsey.

Debbie Dorsey

Debbie Dorsey is the Coordinator of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and Assistant Professor of Health. She holds a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from Louisiana State University, a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Psychology from Towson University, and an Associate of Arts in General Studies from Anne Arundel Community College. Debbie has completed post-graduate work in Public Health, and is a Higher Ed QM Peer Reviewer, Maryland Distance Learning Association Board Member, and graduate of the Maryland Online Leadership Institute.

Debbie enthusiastically supports the use of mobile technology in education and has earned recognitions for her use of Open Education Resources and commitment to digital accessibility. She has given presentations on behalf of Maryland Open Source Textbook (MOST) initiative and nationally at the American College of Sports Medicine, Online Learning Consortium Innovate, and Accessing Higher Ground conferences.

Debbie began at the College in 2006. Her pre-HCC professional experiences include clinical research in obesity, nutrition, and exercise at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, clinical treatment for obesity at Johns Hopkins, and workplace health promotion for Social Security Administration and Centers for Medicare/ Medicaid. Debbie has publications in the International Journal of Obesity and International Journal of Sports Medicine, has appeared on Maryland Public Television and NPR, and has been featured in Good Housekeeping and Fitness magazines.

Contact: or 443-412-2064.

Sheila Siebert

Administrative Assistant for CETL:
Sheila Siebert

Sheila Siebert is the Administrative Assistant for CETL and the Library at Harford Community College. She has served as the Admin for CETL from its beginning. Sheila started at HCC as a temp in 2011 in the Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts division; became a full-time HCC employee in 2012; and transferred, in 2015, to the Library and eLearning, where CETL was established.

Sheila earned a BA in Applied Mathematics and Historic Preservation from Goucher College and completed the Accelerated Certification in Teaching Program in Secondary Mathematics at Notre Dame of Maryland University. She brings her passion for education and her experience from various professional pursuits – computer systems programmer, secondary mathematics teacher, and small business owner and operator – to her role. An avid participant in numerous activities with the Harford County Branch, Sheila is a member of the American Association of University Women [AAUW].

Contact: or 443-412-2316.

CETL Steering Committee 2019 - 2020

  • Jeffrey Ball, CETL Director, Associate Professor, Arts & Humanities Division
  • Debbie Dorsey, CETL Coordinator and Assistant Professor, Behavioral and Social Sciences Division
  • Dr. Karen Rege, Dean of Teaching, Learning & Innovation
  • AC Chapin, Assistant Professor, Community Education, Business and Applied Technology
  • Heidi Neff Chuffo, Professor, Arts & Humanities Division
  • Dr. Stephanie Hallock, Professor, Behavioral & Social Sciences Division
  • Melissa Harris, Coordinator for E-Learning
  • Dr. Richard Johnson, Assistant Professor, Arts & Humanities
  • Chris Jones, Professor, STEM
  • Kristine Keay, Behavioral and Social Science Adjunct
  • Jackie Madden, Assistant Professor, STEM
  • Jessica Powers, Assistant Professor, Nursing & Allied Health
  • Pamela Runge, Manager for the Learning Center
  • Jessie Thompson, Instructional Specialist