Meet your FLO team!

Faculty Life aims to support faculty through the various stages and processes involved in an academic appointment.  From leading the appointment and onboarding processes through supporting faculty as teachers, researchers and clinicians, Faculty Life seeks to integrate these functions seamlessly and identifies efficiencies in processes and programs.  The office includes three divisions: Non-Salaried Faculty, Faculty Development and Continuous Professional Development.

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Biosketches

Andrea Berry has worked in medical education for over 19 years and has a strong perspective of both the student and faculty experience in the field. Beginning her career as a Student Affairs professional, Ms. Berry advised medical students on curricular issues and career decisions. She also became engaged in work-based learning principles and strategies as she guided faculty and residents in the clinical learning environment. As part of her position as Director of Faculty Development at a new College of Medicine, she has had the opportunity to work side-by-side with faculty to design and deliver the innovative curriculum and assessment programs.  More recently, as the Executive Director of Faculty Life she has contributed to the development of GME programs, oversees the Continuous Professional Development office and plays a role in developing policies and processes for Promotion & Tenure and faculty award programs.  She is particularly interested in the clinical curriculum and has created several regionally recognized programs designed to support physicians in their medical education roles. She was invited to serve on a national inaugural committee on faculty development for MESRE and has given over 80 invited lectures on clinical teaching topics.   Her research interests include geriatric curriculum and education, clinical teaching and learning, program evaluation, and how medical students navigate curriculum and form professional identities through the medical school experience. Andrea is a member of the following groups: AAMC’s Medical Education Scholarship, Research and Evaluation (MESRE) Faculty Development Committee (Chair); Southern Group on Educational Affairs Steering Committee; MESRE Steering Committee; SGEA Program Evaluation Special Interest Group; SGEA Faculty Development Special Interest Group; SGEA Collaborate at a Distance for Medical Education Group.
 
Amanda Blom has joined the Faculty Development team as the Assistant Director.After graduating with her Master’s degree, she worked as a teacher for several years. Amanda wanted to join the higher education system and started at the College of Medicine as the M1 Coordinator. Through her experience as the M1 Coordinator, she was fortunate to have been a part of many classroom sessions, promoting her understanding and application for the office of Faculty Development. Her interests include faculty well-being, small group learning and resident teaching.
 
 
 
Lacy Stallings joined the team as the Coordinator of Faculty Development Academic Programs. She graduated from UCF with a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, minoring in Spanish. Soon after, she joined the U.S. Peace Corps, where she served 28 months in Namibia, Africa as an educator and female youth leadership facilitator. During this time, Ms. Stallings worked closely with the Ministry of Education, teachers, and community members to reform and enhance the region’s educational curriculum. Ms. Stallings is a seasoned traveler with an extensive background in the Service & Hospitality industry. She has her Certification in Associate Project Management (CAPM), Florida Real Estate License, and has worked as a contracted Project Manager in New Zealand for a district health board in Maori Health. She looks forward to growing and adding value within COM while gaining her MBA.
 
Alaina West has joined the Faculty Development team as the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Coordinator. She has been with the UCF College of Medicine since 2012 and served in various roles, including the Faculty and Academic Affairs Office Manager and Medical Education Administrative Assistant.  Ms. West received a Bachelor of Science degree at Kent State University in Ohio while simultaneously managing the Live Entertainment office for Cedar Fair Entertainment Company.  She continued her role with Cedar Fair until 2012 when she moved to Orlando. Her experience at the College of Medicine and extensive administrative background will play a key role in her success as the CPD Coordinator.
 
 
Olivia Steele
Olivia Steele has joined the Faculty Development team as the new Administrative Assistant. Ms. Steele graduated from the University of Toledo in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts & Sciences in Public Relations and Writing before starting her career at Group Health, TriHealth Physician Partners in Cincinnati, Ohio. During her time at TriHealth, she worked as Front Desk Specialist, Pre-Certification Coordinator, and Credentialing Specialist and Supervisor for TriHealth’s 150+ physicians. Ms. Steele moved to Orlando in January of 2014 and has since worked for the Walt Disney World Company and Delta Air Lines. She plans to apply what she has learned from her past roles in travel, health care, customer service, and administration to her role here at UCF.

 
 
 

Current Research

What Fosters Professional Identity Development in Medical School¸ was awarded the Southern Group on Educational Affairs, 2013-2015 Medical Education, Scholarship, Research (MESRE) Grant. This project is also supported by the OCF Office of Research & Commercialization Undergraduate Research Initiative. Investigators: Denise Kay, PhD and Andrea Berry, MPA.
 
Student Social Media Perceptions and Practices: A Framework for Social Media use in Medical Education Curriculum. Investigators: Monica Bailey,MA, Andrea Berry, MPA and Joseph Caravaglio.
 
Bridging the Gap between Medical Students and Independent Seniors, was awarded the Richard Tucker Gerontology Applied Research Award. Investigators: Mariana Dangiolo, MD and Andrea Berry, MPA.
 
“Geri-Anatomy”: Integration of Geriatrics by Student Peer Mentors into an Anatomy Curriculum, was awarded the Richard Tucker Gerontology Applied Research Award. Investigators: Malgorzata Krzyszczak, Christina Hsu, Reid Green, Edward Sanchez, Mariana B Dangiolo, MD and Andrea Berry, MPA.
 
Validation of a Clinical Educator Coaching Assessment Tool. Investigators: Andrea Berry, MPA, Denise Kay, PhD and Monica Bailey, MA.
 
Navigating the Diverse Pedagogies of a 21st Century Medical School. Investigators: Denise Kay, PhD and Andrea Berry, MPA.
 

Publications, Presentations & Posters

Publications

  1. Gorman L, Berry A, Dangiolo M. Fourth Year Medical Students Perceive High Educational Value to Innovative Geriatric Pharmacology Educational Tools Integrated into a Clerkship Elective. Abstract # 3561, FASEB Journal, 32, Issue 1 Supplement. https://www.fasebj.org/doi/10.1096/fasebj.2018.32.1_supplement.549.1
  2. Kay D, Berry A, Coles N.  What Experiences in Medical School Trigger Professional Identity Development? Teaching and Learning in Medicine.  DOI: 10.1080/10401334.2018.1444487
  3. Nagle B J, Berry A, Gorman L, Dangiolo M.  A Preliminary Qualitative Evaluation of an In-home Geriatric Care Elective Experience for Third-year Medical Students. Cureus 10(4): e2415. DOI: 10.7759/cureus.2415
  4. Kay D, Teal CR, Crites G, Berry A, Hurtubise L, Hall E, Khalil MK.. “Being There” – Building Productive Scholarly Teams across Distance and Over Time.  Journal of Regional Medical Campuses 1(2).
  5. Dangiolo M, Gorman A, Cowan M, Berry A.  Advance Directives.  Portal of Geriatrics Online Education (POGOe); 2017.  Available from: https://www.pogoe.org/productid/21963..
  6. Dangiolo M, Bailey M, Berry A.  Introduction to the Geriatric History and Physical Exam.  Portal of Geriatrics Online Education (POGOe); 2016.  Available from: https://www.pogoe.org/productid/21875.
  7. Dangiolo M, Berry A, Heizmann J, Furer S, Doctor M. Systems-Based Geri-Anatomy Curriculum. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2016. Available from: https://www.mededportal.org/publication/10329   http://dx.doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10329.
  8. Bailey M, Kay D, Berry A. Introduction to Entrustable Professional Activities Faculty Development Module. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2015. Available from: https://www.mededportal.org/publication/10230.
  9. Crites GE, Kay D, Gaines JK, Berry A, McKenzie S. Technologies that Facilitate Distance Collaboration Brief: A State of the Technology (as of October 2014); ICollaborative. 2015 Jan. Available at:
  10. Bailey M, Berry A.  Expanding Your Network on Twitter.  GWIMSWatch Quarterly Newsletter (Group on Women in Medicine and Science).  Available from https://www.aamc.org/members/gwims/communications/406298/twitterbaileyberry.html
  11. Dangiolo M, Gillum S, Clark N, Berry A. Geriatric EMR Templates. POGOe – Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013. Available from: http://www.pogoe.org/productid/21620.
  12. Charles, N., Green, A., Henricksen, L., Kaho, J., Knebl, J., McCabe, J., Oglesby, M. “Preclinical Medicine.”  Guidebook for Undergraduate Medical Education Administration.  Ed. Chandler, M., Ed. Engle, K., Ed. Hunt, Ann Marie.  Washington DC: Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, 2014. In press.  Co-authored professional development chapter.
  13. Dangiolo M, Gillum S, Berry A (2014).  “Geri-Anatomy”: Integration of Geriatrics by Student Peer Mentors into an Anatomy Curriculum. Journal of American Geriatric Society Abstract Supplement,C121: S209.

Presentations

  1. Gorman L, Berry A, Dangiolo M.  Integration of innovative geriatric pharmacology educational tools into a fourth year geriatric elective improves geriatric pharmacotherapy knowledge and competency.  International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) meeting, May 2018, Henderson, Nevada.
  2. Mercadante K, Berry A, Bailey M, Griffin A, Crandall S, Patterson L, Taylor-Fishwick J, Mylona E. Coaches, mentors, advisors oh my! 2018 Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) Annual Meeting, April 19-21, 2018, Jackson, Mississippi. (MESA Award Recipient- Outstanding Presentation Award for Continuing Medical Education)
  3. Berry AEvaluation of educational innovations as scholarship. (Invited Presentation). 2018 Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) Annual Meeting, April 19-21, 2018, Jackson, Mississippi.
  4. Kleinheksel A, Wyatt T, Griffin A, Bailey M, Berry ABeyond “Did you like it?”: A Workshop to Expand Models of Faculty Development Evaluation. 2018 Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) Annual Meeting, April 19-21, 2018, Jackson, Mississippi.
  5. Lacy N, Berry A, Ward C, Martin L, Jackson L.  Data for program evaluation stakeholders: Reporting plans and distribution considerations. 2018 Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) Annual Meeting, April 19-21, 2018, Jackson, Mississippi.
  6. Bailey M, Griffin A, Berry AMoving Beyond Exceeds Expectations: Strategies for writing meaningful narrative evaluation. 2018 Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) Annual Meeting, April 19-21, 2018, Jackson, Mississippi.
  7. Berry A, Alequin M, Bailey M, Castro-Pagan C, Griffin A, Ivey E, Orengo C, West A.  Establishing a faculty life office.  2018 Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) Annual Meeting, April 19-21, 2018, Jackson, Mississippi.
  8. Griffin A, Bailey M, Berry A. CVs and EPs: How to utilize your Curriculum Vitae and Educators Portfolio to maximize your professional development. 2017 Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) Annual Meeting, April 19-23, 2017, Charlottesville, VA.
  9. Berry A, Tucker C, Kurz T, Smith A, Griffin A. Wellness and resilience across the continuum: Interventions for students, residents and faculty. 2017 Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) Annual Meeting, April 19-23, 2017, Charlottesville, VA.
  10. Griffin A, Bailey M, Berry A, Cendan J. Developing an online presence: A review of tools that facilitate faculty professional development. 2016 Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Annual Meeting – Learn Serve Lead, November 11, 2016, Seattle WA.
  11. Berry A, Griffin A, Bailey M. Comparison of an online versus face-to-face Resident as Teacher program: Strengths and weaknesses of each approach. 2016 Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Annual Meeting – Learn Serve Lead, November 11, 2016, Seattle WA.
  12. Riddle J, Cianciolo A, Berry A, Blanco M, Borges N, Boscardin C, Huggett K, Rougas S, Uijtdehaage S.  Evaluation of educational innovations as scholarship.  2016 Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Annual Meeting, November 11, 2016, Seattle WA.
  13. Kay D, Berry A, Kibble J, Griffin A, Bailey M. Radical perspectives in curriculum development: Using role immersion to imagine the curriculum of the future.2016 Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) Annual Meeting, April 14, 2016, Austin, TX.
  14. Kay D, Coles N, Berry A.  Think, Act, Feel: Catalysts for Medical Student Identity Development.  2016 Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) Annual Meeting.  April 15, 2016, Austin, Texas.
  15. Kay D, Coles N, Berry A.  Think, Act, Feel: Catalysts for Medical Student Identity Development.  2016 Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) Annual Meeting.  April 15, 2016, Austin, Texas.
  16. Hurtubise L, Crites G, Souza K, Crow S, Berry A, McKenzie S, Kay D, Gaines J, Hall E. New Strategies to Collaborate, Innovate, and Disseminate at a Distance.  2015 Generalists Annual Meeting, November 8, 2015, Baltimore, Maryland.
  17. Hurtubise L, Crites G, Souza K, Crow S, Berry A, McKenzie S, Kay D, Gaines J, Coschigano P.  AAMC Small Group Virtual Collaborative – WGEA, GRMC, and SGEA – Web based collaboration in medical education.  2015 AAMC Southern Group on Educational Affairs Annual Meeting, April 23, 2015, Charlotte, North Carolina.
  18. Kay D, Berry A, Coles N.  What experiences in medical school trigger professional identity formation?  2015 AAMC Southern Group on Educational Affairs Annual Meeting.  April 24, 2015, Charlotte, North Carolina.
  19. Berry A, Peterson C, Tucker C, Howley L, Nagler A.  Are medical school faculty prepared to teach 21st century skills to future physicians?  AAMC Southern Group on Educational Affairs Annual Meeting.  April 24, 2015, Charlotte, North Carolina.
  20. Berry A, Kay D, Bailey M.  Shaping your curricular identity.  AAMC Southern Group on Educational Affairs Annual Meeting, March 13, 2014, Miami, Florida.
  21. Gaines J, McKenzie S, Berry A, Kay D, Crites G.  Scholarly Collaboration at a Distance: Tools Available for and the Potentials of Web-based Solutions for Peer-to-Peer Networking.  AAMC Southern Group on Educational Affairs Annual Meeting, March 14, 2014, Miami, Florida.
  22. Berry A, Kay D, Smith S, Monroe M.  Diagnosing your learner: Building bridges between educators and student affairs.  AAMC Southern Group on Educational Affairs Annual Meeting, April 19, 2013, Savannah, Georgia.
  23. Kay D, Berry A.  Professional development in social media initiative.  International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference, January 14, 2013, Orlando, Florida.

Posters

  1. Bailey M, Griffin A, Berry AResident as Teacher: Identifying teaching trends across class and specialty. 2018 AAMC Annual Meeting – Learn Serve Lead. Austin, TX, November 2 – 6, 2018. (Accepted Poster)
  2. Gorman L, Berry A, Dangiolo M.  Integration of pharmacotherapy education into an internal medicine clerkship geriatrics home visiting program.  International Association of Medical Science Educators Annual Meeting, June 10, 2017, Burlington, Vermont. (Nominated for a best poster abstract award)
  3. Bailey M, Berry A, Griffin A. An Innovative Program for Bolstering Research in Medical Education. 2017 Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) Annual Meeting, April 19-23, 2017, Charlottesville, VA.
  4. Pfleghaar N, Eilerman A, Reinmeyer J, Berry A; Kay D, Bailey M, Brannan GD.  Advancing clinical teachers self-assessment tool Firelands Regional Medical Center and Doctors Hospital: family medicine residency program experience.  Ohio Osteopathic Symposium Annual Osteopathic Poster Exhibition & Competition, April 22, 2017, Columbus, Ohio
  5. Sleight D, Parker C, Berry A.  Approaches to academic detailing in two community-based medical schools.  2016 Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Annual Meeting, November 11, 2016, Seattle, Washington.
  6. Berry A, Kay D, Griffin A, Bailey M. Advancing Clinical Educators through the use of an Online, Coaching-Oriented Program: Validating a Self-Assessment Clinical Teaching Tool. .2016 Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) Annual Meeting, April 14, 2016, Austin, TX.
  7. Bailey M, Berry A, and Caravaglio J. Barriers to Medical Students’ Use of Social Media. 2015 Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) Annual Meeting, April 24, 2015, Charlotte, NC
  8. Bailey M, John E, Carlyle D, Smith S, and Berry A. Medical Students’ Social Media Practices and Preferences. 2015 Southern Group on Student Affairs (SGSA) Annual Meeting, April 18, 2015, New Orleans, LA.
  9. Bailey M, John E, Carlyle D, Smith S, and Berry A. Medical Students’ Social Media Practices and Preferences. 2015 Southern Group on Student Affairs (SGSA) Annual Meeting, April 18, 2015, New Orleans, LA.
  10. Bailey M, Berry A. Developing a digital presence:  The use of Twitter as a professional development tool. 2014 AAMC Annual Meeting, November 8, 2014, Chicago, Illinois.
  11. Dangiolo M, Gillum S, Berry A.  “Geri-Anatomy”: Integration of geriatrics by student peer mentors into an anatomy curriculum.  2014 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society, May 16, 2014, Orlando, Florida.
  12. Berry A, Doctor M, Furer S, Heizmann J, McKinnon C, Dangiolo M.  Student facilitated imagery:  A new twist on geri-anatomy curriculum.  AAMC Southern Group on Educational Affairs Annual Meeting, March 14, 2014, Miami, Florida.
  13. Berry A, Kay D.  Redefining RIME to assess student competency: A framework for and by clinical educators.  AAMC Southern Group on Educational Affairs Annual Meeting, April 18, 2013, Savannah, Georgia.
  14. Dangiolo M, Berry A, Golden A.  Implementing an innovative 4 year geriatrics and palliative medicine curriculum in a new medical school.  AAMC Southern Group on Educational Affairs Annual Meeting, April 18, 2013, Savannah, Georgia.