About the Office of Curriculum Development
Curriculum Facilitation Team (CFT)
Amy A. Birge
Amy A. Birge is Coordinator of Curriculum Development for the College and Professor of English. She has been at the College since 2003 and worked for seven years as a CFT. Prior to 2003, she taught at several colleges and universities, including Temple University, University of North Texas, and Collin County Community College. She earned a PhD in English with a specialty in early African American literature from University of North Texas.
Cynthia Giddle is Associate Professor of English and Humanities. She has been at the College since 1993 and worked for 20 years on the CFT, serving as Department Head of English between 2010 and 2015. Before coming to the College, she taught full-time at Marquette University and, as a visiting lecturer, at the University of Pennsylvania. She is ABD in the English Department at Penn, where she earned an MA, and did postgraduate work at the University of Edinburgh, after earning an AB from Princeton University.
Cynthia S. Paul
Cynthia S. Paul is a CFT team member and an Assistant Professor in the Foundational Math (FNMT) Department for the College. She has been at the College since 2014 and has also worked as a Math Specialist in the Learning Lab. Prior to that, she taught at several other local colleges, including LaSalle University and Chestnut Hill College. She earned MS and PhD degrees in Mathematics Education from Drexel University, and a BS in Mathematics from Denison University.
Sotiria Koui is an Assistant Professor of English and ESL. She has been at the College since 2016. Prior to that, she taught at University at Bath Spa in England and at the University of Pennsylvania. She has earned an MA in TESOL and completed training in test writing materials and assessment for Oxford University Press. She facilitated teacher training workshops for Cambridge University, England, before moving to the United States.