Leadership Team

The CTC Team, April 2022. From left to right: Molly Buckley-Marudas, Jasmine Wilson, Calida O’Brien, Jessica Edens, Shelley Rose

Molly Buckley-Marudas, Cofounder

Molly has a PhD in Reading/Writing/Literacy from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in Educational Policy, Organization and Leadership from Stanford University. She is an Associate Professor of Adolescent & Young Adult English Education at Cleveland State University and Faculty-in-Residence at Campus International High School. Buckley-Marudas teaches courses including Inquiry-Based Methods for English Language Arts, Young Adult Literature, and Content Area Literacy. She has over 60 peer-reviewed articles and presentations on topics related to adolescent literacies, digital literacy, and English education that leave her uniquely positioned to co-lead this project. In 2022, she was named English Language Arts Educator of the Year by the Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts and is currently Co-PI on two U.S. Department of Education grants, including an IES-funded grant and EIR-funded grant. Buckley-Marudas, with Shelley Rose, is cocreator of the Cleveland Teaching Collaborative and codesigned the digital platforms. The CTC was awarded the 2022 Divergent Award for Excellence in Implementation of Literacy in a Digital Age. Buckley-Marudas directs the team for our case studies and codirects the new CTC podcast, referatory, and peer-to-peer support.

Shelley E. Rose, Cofounder

Shelley is an Associate Professor of History and Women’s & Gender Studies at Cleveland State University. She received her PhD in Modern German History and M.A. in Modern European History from Binghamton University and her B.A. in History and Secondary Education from Western New England University. Rose has served as Director of Social Studies at CSU since 2011 and teaches a range of topics from geography to world history, gender studies to European history. Her research and professional activities focus on the topics of digital humanities, protest history, and gender history. A digital humanities practitioner, she has created and/or participated in over a dozen digital humanities projects, and is an advocate for Open Access and Open Educational Resources. She and Molly Buckley-Marudas founded the Cleveland Teaching Collaborative in May 2020, and in 2021 received the Divergent Award for Excellence in Implementation of Literacy in a Digital Age. Rose is the architect of the original online platforms for the Cleveland Teaching Collaborative which were codesigned with Molly Buckley-Marudas. She directs the team for the CTC Resource Referatory and codirects the new CTC podcast, the case studies, and peer-to-peer support.

Christopher Rennison, Technical Director

Chris has over 25 years of experience in education and technology with a specialization in digital content production. He holds an M.A. in education, an M.Ed. in educational technology and has taught various subjects including information architecture, instructional design, classroom technology, virtual teams, front-end web development, and digital content production. His portfolio of work includes augmented reality, podcasting, learning and content management systems, instructional design, online course creation, HyFlex learning, website design, and educational program development. He is the Senior Manager of the Center for Instructional Technology and Distance Learning for Cleveland State University as well as a member of university graduate faculty. In 2020, he produced the Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) Reflection in Action Series, a repository of audio reflections that historically documented how Cleveland State University faculty transitioned to remote teaching. Rennison provides technical guidance and support for all CTC platforms and is producer of the CTC podcast.

Research Assistants


  • Jessica Edens (Education)
  • Riley Habyl (History)
  • Madison Matuszak (History)
  • Sarah Ziemer (Anthropology & History, On-Campus Intern)


  • Tara Bostater (History)
  • Catelyn Cook (Education)
  • Jessica Edens (Education)
  • Riley Habyl (History)
  • Madison Matuszak (History)
  • Calida O’Brien (History)
  • Jasmine Wilson (History)


  • Jessica Edens (Education)
  • Will Fistek (Education)
  • Cheyenne Florence (History)
  • Calida O’Brien (History)


  • Saily Aloni (Accounting)
  • Jasmine Prezenkowski (History)