Educator Spotlight Series

Showcasing best practices and strategies to evaluate student learning using Turnitin.




Secondary Education


Jessica Thur

Digital Literacy Scaffolding with Turnitin

Jessica Thur , English Teacher
Dutch Fork High School

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Cynthia Christopherson

Giving Students a Research-Based Education in the 21st Century

Cynthia Christopherson , English Teacher
North Stafford High School

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Amy Mahoney

Creating an Open Dialogue About Plagiarism for Parents and Students

Amy Mahoney , English Teacher
Mahopac Central School District

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Nancy Ruffell

Using Turnitin to Empower Students to Become Life-Long Learners

Nancy Ruffell , English Teacher and Department Head
Snowflake High School

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Cindy Garraway

Engaging Students with Turnitin’s Peer Review in a Technology-Rich Classroom

Cindy Garraway , Language Arts Teacher
Sandra Day O’Connor High School

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Peter Frengel

Providing Customized Feedback through Writing Portfolios

Peter Frengel , English Teacher
Harrisburg Academy

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Diane Marturano

Encouraging Critical Analysis in Chemistry Labs with Turnitin

Diane Marturano , AP Chemistry Teacher
Wayne Valley High School

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Mark Vital

Using Turnitin to Address the Learning Needs of 6th- and 12th-Grade Students

Mark Vital , English and AP Psychology Teacher
Advanced Math & Science Academy

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Ryan Novak

Empowering Educators to Use Turnitin to Support Student Learning

Ryan Novak , English Teacher
Kenston Public Schools

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Marc Helgeson

Grading Across the Curriculum and Beyond Essay-Based Assignments

Marc Helgeson , Language Arts Teacher
Rich Central High School

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Lillie Marshall

Providing Online Training and Tutoring for Faculty, Staff, and Students

Lillie Marshall , Humanities Teacher
>Boston Public Schools

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Matthew Davidson

Providing Online Training and Tutoring for Faculty, Staff, and Students

Matthew Davidson , English Teacher and Department Chair
Pittsford Central School District

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Higher Education


Evaluating Real-World Assignments to Engage Students and Improve Communication Skills

Rebecca Hewett , English Professor
California State University, Bakersfield

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Marissa Levy

Regular Training Sessions on Turnitin Supports Deeper Adoption and Use

Marissa Levy , Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Richard Stockton College

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Shannon Farris

Providing Online Training and Tutoring for Faculty, Staff, and Students

Dr. Shannon Farris , Assistant Professor of Psychology
Saint Leo University

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Missy Mohler

Using Turnitin to Evaluate Student Work in Online Nursing Classes

Missy Mohler , Assistant Professor of Nursing
Mount Carmel College of Nursing

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Elizabeth Jones

Improving Program-Level Assessments With Turnitin’s Rubrics

Elizabeth Jones , Business Professor
Notre Dame of Maryland University

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Brandi Harris

Using Turnitin to Create a Culture of Openness and Student Engagement in Writing

Brandi Harris , English Professor
North Lake College

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Audrey Wick

Growing from a Three-Person Pilot to Adoption at Four Campuses

Audrey Wick , English Teacher
Blinn College

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Nayena Blankson

Evaluating Student Work in Psychology with Turnitin

Nayena Blankson , Assistant Professor of Psychology
Spelman College

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Lafayette Eaton

Simulating the Writing Cycle Process in Chemistry with Turnitin

Lafayette Eaton , Adjunct Chemistry Faculty
St. John Fisher College

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Alan Loya
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Theresa Maybee
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Janice Webb

Using Turnitin as an Information Literacy Tool for Today’s Digital Age Students

Janice Webb , Associate Librarian
Coleman University

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Sarah Henderson

Enhancing the Effectiveness of Individual Writing Conferences with Turnitin

Sarah Henderson , English Teacher
Loma Linda Academy

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Jennifer Schroeder

Promoting Original Writing for Undergraduate Freshman and Graduate Nursing Students

Jennifer Schroeder , Assistant Professor
Millikin University

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David Shreiber

Implementing a Programmatic Self-Check for Unintentional Plagiarism

David Shreiber , Graduate Programs Director
Rutgers University

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Mary Lawson

Promoting Academic Integrity in an Open Learning Environment

Mary Lawson , Professor of English
Houston Community College

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Monica Tolva

Using Turnitin’s SEER Rubric to Build Digital Literacy Practices

Monica Tolva , Librarian
Vernon Hills High School

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