About Us


LEAP Indiana promotes inclusive excellence in undergraduate education, lifelong learning, and engaged citizenship as outcomes essential for economic success, cultural advancement and personal fulfillment in a modern world.


LEAP Indiana will establish a robust and sustained network of faculty from all higher education institutions across the state of Indiana who share a commitment to quality and equity in undergraduate learning. Through this network, LEAP Indiana encourages faculty to embed our core values into program design and curricular planning, both in our classrooms and in the community:

  • Transformative Education
  • Inclusion
  • Excellence
  • Engagement
  • Citizenship
  • Equity

Leadership Team

Current Steering Committee (Spring, 2018): Note - Elections Pending for Executive Committee Members, per Bylaws

  • William McKinney (Indiana University, Chair)
  • Lisa Carriere (Indiana Wesleyan University Merrillville)
  • Hope Smith Davis (IU South Bend)
  • Margie Ferguson (IUPUI)
  • Michael Gress (Vincennes University)
  • Darlene Hantzis (Indiana State University)
  • Amy Chan Hilton (University of Southern Indiana)
  • Kathy Johnson (IUPUI)
  • Hitesh Kathuria (IU East)
  • Heather King (Ivy Tech Community College - Indianapolis)
  • Marcus Kolb (Ivy Tech Community College)
  • Jennifer Lee (IUPUI)
  • David Malik (IUPUI)
  • Linda Maule (Indiana State University)
  • Michael Morrone (IU FACET Director)
  • Suzanne Plesha (Ball State University)
  • TJ Rivard (IU East; Past Chair)
  • Julie Saam (IU Kokomo)
  • Angela Salas (IU Southeast)
  • Kristin Snoddy (IU Kokomo)

LEAP Indiana Faculty Fellows:

  • Keith Anliker (IUPUI) - 2015-2017
  • Ange Cooksey (IU East) - 2015-2017
  • Elaine Cooney (IUPUI) - 2015-2017
  • Beth Goering (IUPUI) - 2015-2017
  • Heather King (Ivy Tech Community College - Indianapolis) - 2015-2017
  • Chera LaForge (IU East) - 2018
  • Vanessa Quinn (Purdue Northwest) - 2016-2017
  • Clare D. Roof (Ivy Tech Community College - South Bend) -2018