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The Teaching Center is located in the Janet Ayers Academic Center (2049 and 2050). Please feel free to call us at 615.460.5423 or email us by using the links below.


Mike Pinter, Professor of Mathematics, previously served as Director of Belmont's Teaching Center from 2003 to 2006.  Since coming to Belmont in 1989, Mike has held various roles in addition to faculty roles; in particular, Mike has served as associate dean for the School of Sciences and interim dean for the College of Arts and Sciences.  He has participated in many Teaching Center events since the Teaching Center's beginning in 1994, including facilitating workshops and lunch discussions.  Mike enjoys working with faculty at all career stages and has served as mentor in several capacities, including as director of the Mentoring for Mission program when it was offered at Belmont.  Mike regularly offers presentations about teaching and learning at mathematics meetings and at the Lilly Conference on College Teaching.  His favorite courses to teach include Discrete Mathematics, Combinatorics, Analytics: Math Models (for students in Belmont's Honors Program), Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning (in a learning community with a psychology course), and First-Year Seminar (with a focus on limitations). Email Mike Pinter


Dr. Christie Kleinmann, APR is an associate professor at Belmont University where she teaches courses in public relations, print/digital design, and sport communication as well as serves as the Belmont Bateman team advisor. Kleinmann has presented research at numerous regional, national, and international research conferences as well as been recognized for her research and mentorship activities. She was named a Page Legacy Scholar and a Page Legacy Educator for her research and teaching initiatives in social responsibility by the Arthur W. Page Center and earned the Tennessee Communication Association’s outstanding undergraduate mentor award. Professionally, Kleinmann served as the director of marketing and communication at Frontier Health, the media and community relations coordinator at Wellmont Health Systems in Northeast Tennessee/Southwest Virginia, and the sports promotions coordinator for King University. In these capacities, she received the 40 Under 40 business achievement award as well as the 30 in their 30s award for community leadership and service.

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A photo of Nanci Alsup.

Nanci has been part of the Belmont community since 1999 when she served as the Office Manager for the College of Social Sciences.  In August 2002, she joined the Teaching Center.  Nanci has served on the Staff Advisory Council, search committees, special projects/conference committees and a student mentoring group. She partners with General Education where she is a team member with the Convocation Program. Nanci also partners with University Ministries to host students on Spring break immersion trips to New York City and Miami.  She very much enjoys teaching when the opportunity arises.  

Nanci completed her Bachelor of Arts in Management and Human Relations at Trevecca Nazarene University in 2004 and received her Masters of Education in Organizational Leadership and Communication in 2009.

She considers it a privilege to be a part of the success that is happening at Belmont.  Surrounded by a caring community, she enjoys working with faculty seeing first hand how they value teaching, and feels Belmont is a rewarding place to be. 

Email Nanci Alsup