Margaret A. Brown, Ph.D., Assistant Provost & Professor of Psychology

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Dr. Brown is responsible for SPU’s vocational exploration program which provides training and resources for faculty to strengthen their identity and practice as Christian scholars and teachers as well as provide guidance and resources for students who are interested in applying to graduate school or fellowships. She also provides faculty development opportunities to improve student learning through the use of evidence-based pedagogies. Dr. Brown provides oversight to the Office for Sponsored Programs which assists faculty in applying for external grants and fellowships. She also provides oversight to the Institute for Academic Innovation, directed by Dr. Rolin Moe.

Dr. Brown received her Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. in Psychology from the University of Washington.  Read her vitae here.


Rolin Moe, Ed.D., Director of Academic Innovation & Assistant Professor

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As the Director of SPU's new Institute for Academic Innovation, Dr. Moe is responsible for identifying, supporting, promoting, and furthering progressive practices in teaching and learning.  Projects outside the traditional structures of academic institutions have a home in the Institute for Academic Innovation, no matter the size or scope.  The Institute provides administrative backing and cross-campus support for faculty-led innovations, designs and deploys cutting-edge practices across the campus, and participates in the development and implementation of university-wide efforts often involving the greater communities of government and enterprise.  This work includes the University's growing academic technology initiatives:  blended and online learning, digital formats for non-formal education practices, learning management, web-based learning ecosystems, technology deployment in physical spaces, and open education.

Dr. Moe received his Ed.D. in Learning Technologies from Pepperdine University.  He has a M.A. in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas, where he was a Michener Fellow for Writing for Film, and a B.A. in English from Centenary College of Louisiana.  Read his vitae here.

Jenn Wilson, Assistant Director

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Jenn is the Assistant Director for the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development. She oversees the everyday in’s and out’s of the center, including: Planning faculty development workshops, managing all SPU internal grants, and managing the Center’s website. Her previous work includes residence life, student life, campus ministry, graduate student orientation, and campus activities. She is from the Seattle area, but has also lived in Minnesota and Connecticut. Jenn has a M.A. from the University of St Thomas in Leadership and Student Affairs, and a B.A. from the University of Washington Bothell in Communications. She spends her free time serving in youth ministry, traveling, running, and finding new coffee shops. You can reach Jenn at or 


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Anne Butler, Sponsored Programs Research Assistant

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Anne joined the CSFD staff in the fall of 2011 as a Sponsored Programs Research Assistant. Aside from three years as an administrative assistant for the City of Shoreline, the academic world has been “home.” She grew up on the campus of a boarding school in Delaware (where Dead Poets’ Society was filmed) and graduated from Wellesley College with a B.A. in English. Anne was an ESL instructor for the Finnish-American Society in Helsinki, before moving to Pasadena to work with Dr. Homer Goddard at Fuller Theological Seminary. She has also been a classroom teacher from pre-K to twelfth grade, and after a family move to Seattle in 1998, began a second career as a grant-writer at CRISTA Ministries. Anne is married with two grown daughters, and likes to write, hike and serve in children’s ministry.