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
[email protected] 

Immediate Past Chair

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

Committee Members

  • Carrie Bohnert, University of Louisville
  • Gail Furman, Villanova University
  • Shawn Galin, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Aaron Geekie-Sousa, McMaster University
  • Gayle Gliva-McConvey, Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Howard Gregory, Case Western University
  • Robert Kiser, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Cory Krebsbach, Rosalind Franklin University
  • Denise LaMarra, University of Pennsylvania
  • Greg Maruzella, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  • Joe Miller, University of Minnesota
  • Jamie Pitt, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
  • Erin Siebers, Tufts University
  • Amber Snyder, University of Pittsburgh
  • Amelia Wallace, Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Alba Woolard, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Beth Zwilling, Miami University

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