Curriculum Development & Advancement Committee
Formally known as the Educational Content Committee

The Curriculum Development & Advancement Committee delivers content on SP methodology to ASPE members and affiliate organizations through the Core Curriculum subcommittee.  The committee finds and encourages SPs educators to actively engage in our Community of Practice (CoP) by recruiting members at all levels to share their experience and unique solutions to the wide array of growing challenges and expanding horizons in our field. 

Current and Past Members from the 2018 ASPE Conference in Kansas City. From Left Gayle Gliva-McConvey, Amelia Wallace, Holly Hopkins, Shirley McAdam, Howard Gregory, Todd Lash, Tonya Thompson (behind), Robert Kiser, Cathy Smith


Members of the Curriculum Development & Advancement Committee

I am happy to announce that all of our current members will be presenting or assisting during our Immersion Courses and Pre-Conferences Workshops that comprise the Foundations courses during the 2019 ASPE Conference in Orlando this June.


Dan Brown, BA,  Emory University School of Medicine, Human Simulation Education Center, Atlanta, GA, USA

Immediate Past Chair

Amber Snyder, Ed.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

Committee Members

  • Beate Brem, University Bern
  • Carrie Bohnert, University of Louisville
  • Bob Bolyard, University of Vermont
  • Daniel Brown, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Diane Ferguson, UT Health San Antonio
  • Gayle Gliva-McConvey, Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Sarah Garnaat, Michigan State University 
  • Robert Kiser, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Denise LaMarra, University of Pennsylvania
  • Lorraine Lyman, Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Joe Miller, University of Minnesota
  • Amelia Wallace, Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Temple West, Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Shawn Galin, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
  • Aaron Geekie-Sousa, McMaster University
  • Lisa Holgate, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Shirley McAdam, CHSE, University of Vermont
  • Gina Roman

Committee Goals

Ongoing Development of Foundations of SP Methodology for presentation at ASPE Immersions and Pre-Conference Workshops

  • Foundations for SP Educators 1 (Parts 1 and 2) – Essential Practices
    • History
    • Case Creation
    • Training
    • Feedback
    • Assessment
  • Foundations for SP Educators 2 – Best Practices in Administration
    • Strategic Management
    • Policies and procedures
    • Interviewing, Recruiting & Maintaining SPs
    • Information & Data Management