Educational Content Committee

The Educational Content Committee delivers content on SP methodology to ASPE members and affiliate organizations through the Core Curriculum subcommittee, the ASPE Education Modules, and the following Special Interest Groups (SIGs):

  • SPs Beyond Healthcare
  • Hybrid Simulation
  • Inter-Professional Education
  • Administration/Logistics
  • Gynecologic Teaching Associate (GTA)/Male Urogenital Teaching Associate (MUTA). 
  • Social Justice

Participation in an ASPE SIG is one of the many benefits of membership.  In addition, with the Educational Resources Committee, the Educational Content Committee contributes content to the Virtual Learning Center.

Gayle Gliva-McConvey, Amelia Wallace, Holly Hopkins, Shirley McAdam, Howard Gregory, Todd Lash, Tonya Thompson (behind), Robert Kiser, Cathy Smith


Howard Gregory: Committee Chair, Educational Content, Case Western Reserve University

Amelia Wallace: Chair, Core Curriculum Subcommittee, Eastern Virginia Medical School

Holly Hopkins: Chair, GTA/MUTA SIG, Clinical Practice Resources, Eastern Michigan University 

Carol Fleishman: Chair, Hybrid Simulation SIG, Johns Hopkins University

Dawn Schocken: Chair, Interprofessional Education SIG, University of South Florida

Denise LaMarra: Co-Chair, SPs Beyond Healthcare SIG, University of Pennsylvania

Kerry Knickle: Co-Chair, SPs Beyond Healthcare SIG, Michener Institute of Education at UHN

Gina Shannon: Co-Chari, Social Justice SIG, Emory University

Lorene Dobbie: Co-Chari, Social Justice SIG, University of Toronto

Tonya Thompson: Co-Chair, Educational Module Development Sub Committee

Committee Goals

  • Ongoing Development of Educational Modules 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
  • Identify and Mentor Vice-Chair
  • Educational Module Development