Staff Directory


Travis Brown

Position: Director
Phone: 419-372-6067

Travis provides leadership for The Learning Commons and the Falcon Learning Your Way (FLY) Program.  He serves on the University Library Management Advisory Group and collaborates with colleagues in other academic units to develop and implement strategic initiatives designed to support student success.  Travis holds a Master of Education degree in Educational Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Assistant Directors

J. Clevenger

Position: Assistant Director - Tutoring Services
Phone: 419-372-8319

J provides leadership for tutoring services in The Learning Commons including course-based tutoring, the Math & Stats Lab, and the Writing Center.  He also works to ensure The Learning Commons maintains its College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) learning center certification.  J holds a Master of Arts in Literary & Textual Studies from Bowling Green State University and bachelor’s degrees in English & Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and Information Systems and Operation Management from The University of Toledo.

Jeremy Joseph

Position: Assistant Director - Supplemental Learning Services
Phone: 419-372-9129

Jeremy is a two-time alumnus of BGSU, graduating in 2006 with his Bachelor of Science in AYA Math Education and again in 2009 with his Master of Arts in Pure Mathematics. Jeremy has worked at BGSU since 2003, first through student employment as a Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader and SI Student Supervisor, then as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, before ultimately becoming a Coordinator with The Learning Commons in 2011. Now, as the Assistant Director, Jeremy oversees all non-tutoring functions within The Learning Commons; this includes Supplemental Instruction, Academic Coaching, and Success Workshops. Jeremy continues to teach classes on campus, serves as a representative and officer in Administrative Staff Council, and was a founding Board Member of the Ohio College Learning Center Association.


Teresa Mercer

Position: Tutoring Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-9142

Teresa earned her Bachelor of Science in Education, Master of Education in Reading, and Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural and International Education from Bowling Green State University. She obtained an Ohio Professional Teaching License for Grades 1-8 in all subject areas. She has previously worked as a middle school Language Arts teacher, a tutorial instructor, an Early Childhood teacher, an ESOL Instructor and Academic Director as well as a Prevention and Education Coordinator for domestic violence and sexual assault prevention. Teresa also served as a member of the OC3 Office’s Education and Prevention Team at the University of Findlay.

Learning Specialists

Ashley Anton

Phone: 419-372-2855

Ashley earned her Bachelors of Science in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Toledo in 2012. She obtained her Masters of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis and an autism graduate certificate from Ball State University in 2015. Prior to becoming a learning specialist at BGSU, she worked as a behavior specialist, program director, ABA therapist and a clinical interventionist.

Lisa Maag

Position: Learning Specialist
Phone: 419-372-2854

Lisa earned her Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education from Bowling Green State University in 2008. She obtained her Masters of Arts in Special Education Mild/Moderate in 2010. She holds two Ohio State Licenses in Early Childhood Education K-3 and Intervention Specialist Mild/Moderate K-12. Prior to becoming a Learning Specialist at BGSU, Lisa was a 2nd grade teacher, an Intervention Specialist for students in grades K-3, an academic coach for high school students, and she also completed required compliance paperwork for students with special needs.

Penny Soboleski, Ed.D.

Position: Learning Specialist
Phone: 419-372-6573

Penny earned a Bachelor of Science in Middle Childhood Education, Master of Education in Reading, and Doctor of Education in Leadership Studies from Bowling Green State University. She obtained an Ohio Middle Childhood Teaching License in Language Arts and Social Studies, and a P-12 Reading Endorsement.  Prior to becoming a Learning Specialist at BGSU, she worked as a reading teacher, Reading Specialist & Coach, classroom teacher, and university professor in teacher education programs.