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Center Staff

Daryl Parks, director

St. John's Hall 308B, Saint Paul Campus

Daryl has lengthy experience in professional development and has taught across multiple disciplines including literature, linguistics, education, writing, film, and gender studies. His research and publications have centered on topics of identity in teaching and learning, especially on the influences of race and social class in classrooms and curriculum. Daryl is committed to community engagement, believing such relationships to be a critical part of Metropolitan State’s mission. He has served on numerous local boards, including Hmong American Partnership, Adoptive Families of America, and The LIFT CDC. He also works closely with local K-12 schools to encourage faculty growth and leadership teams.

In the Center for Faculty Development, Daryl collaborates with other stakeholders to establish opportunities for faculty growth in teaching, learning, scholarship, and service. He is passionate about improving opportunities and outcomes for our diverse students by supporting and coordinating the work of the Center. Starting college at age 25, Daryl is well-acquainted with the many strengths and challenges of returning adult students in urban contexts.

Heather Boschke, associate director

Library and Learning Center 218A, Saint Paul Campus

With a background in marketing and communications, Heather has spent over 20 years helping organizations connect to their customers and drive engagement through a strong brand voice and storytelling. She also serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Breakthrough Twin Cities, a non-profit that helps under resourced youth get access to college through a summer prep program and is Co-Founder of Ready.Set.Pivot (RSP), an organization that guides high achieving women to their next best thing.  Heather’s current teaching assignment is with the College of Management where she has been teaching Marketing 300 since 2008.

In her role as associate director of the Center for Faculty Development, Heather organizes orientations and other forms of support for new and continuing community faculty members, and coordinates programming on antiracist pedagogies and publicly-engaged interdisciplinary teaching and learning.

Deb Hundt, office coordinator

Library and Learning Center 218A, Saint Paul Campus

Deb was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and has lived in Spain and England. She brings 20 years’ experience in Interior Design and ten years of experience in federal contracting and Office Management. Deb is a creative and innovative thinker who uses my expertise in management and design to come up with ‘out of the box ’and unique solutions.

Deb provides executive support and office coordination of the Center for Faculty Development to ensure the effectiveness of operations and programs.