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The CIRTL Director is Adam Fontecchio, Director of CASTLE and Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering at Drexel University. The Director is responsible for execution of policies and procedures, implementation of CIRTL Network initiatives, and addressing issues that arise within the Network with advice of the Leadership Team.

Standing Committees are charged with overseeing specific types of Network operations and include the Leadership Team, Cross-Network Operations Group (CNOG), and the Membership Operations Group (MOG). Additional ad-hoc Working Groups may be formed to oversee short-term topics of importance to the Network.

CIRTL Central staff work with the Director, Standing Committees, Working Groups, and local CIRTL teams to assist with the operations of the Network and coordination of the Cross-Network Learning Community.

Each CIRTL Member institution has an Institutional Leader and an Administrative Co-Leader with responsibilities including development of the CIRTL learning community at their institution, management of day-to-day learning community activities, and leading involvement in the CIRTL Network.

Institution Institutional Leader Administrative Co-Leader
Arizona State University Elizabeth Wentz
Vice Provost and Dean
wentz [at] asu.edu
480-965-7279
Tamara Underiner
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
tamara.underiner [at] asu.edu
480-965-3542
California Institute of Technology Jasmine Bryant
Associate Director for University Teaching, and Interim Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning & Outreach
jrbryant [at] caltech.edu
Jennifer Imamura
Program Manager for Graduate Teaching, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach
jimamura [at] caltech.edu
Columbia University Soulaymane Kachani
Vice Provost and Professor,
Professional Practice of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

kachani [at] columbia.edu
212-854-1804
Abby Schroering
Assistant Director for Graduate Programs and Services
ans2198 [at] columbia.edu
Cornell University Kathryn Boor
Dean, Graduate School, and
Vice Provost, Graduate Education

kjb4 [at] cornell.edu
607-255-5864
Colleen McLinn
Executive Director,
Future Faculty and Academic Careers

cmm252 [at] cornell.edu
607-255-2030
Dalhousie University Angela Siegel
Acting Associate Vice-President, Academic
siegel [at] dal.ca
902-494-1550
Jill McSweeney
Educational Developer and SoTL Scholars Program Administrator
jill.mcsweeney [at] dal.ca
902-494-4300
Drexel University Jennifer Stanford
Co-Director, CASTLE and
Associate Professor, Department of Biology

jss75 [at] drexel.edu
215-895-6180
Jason Silverman
Co-Director, CASTLE and
Professor, School of Education

silverman [at] drexel.edu
215-895-6087
Emory University Kimberly Jacob Arriola
Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs,
Laney Graduate School and 
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Behavioral, Social & Health Education Sciences
lgsdean [at] emory.edu
Cora MacBeth
Assistant Dean of Students,
Laney Graduate School and
Professor, Department of Chemistry 

cmacbet [at] emory.edu
404-727-2661
Georgia Institute of Technology Joyce Weinsheimer
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
joyce.weinsheimer [at] gatech.edu
404-894-2340
David Lawrence
Associate Director,
Center for Teaching and Learning

david.lawrence [at] cetl.gatech.edu
404-385-7357
Howard University Dana Williams
Interim Dean, Graduate School, Chair, Department of English, and Professor, African American Literature
d_williams [at] Howard.edu
202-806-6730
Kamla Deonauth
Director, Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate
kbdeonauth [at] Howard.edu
202-806-5936
Indiana University David Daleke
Associate Dean,
University Graduate School and
Vice Provost for Graduate Education
and Health Sciences and
Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

daleked [at] indiana.edu
812-855-6902

Janice Blum
Associate Vice Chancellor,
Graduate Education and Associate Dean, University Graduate School

jblum [at] iupui.edu
317-274-5845

Katherine Kearns
Assistant Vice Provost for Student Development Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Health Sciences
kkearns [at] indiana.edu
812-855-7788

Anusha Rao
STEM Instructional Design Consultant
asathyan [at] iupui.edu
317-278-3425

Iowa State University Elena Cotos 
Director, Center for Communication Excellence, Graduate College
ecotos [at] iastate.edu
515-294-1958
Karen Bovenmyer
Program Coordinator, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)
melig [at] iastate.edu
515-294-4065
Johns Hopkins University Michael Reese
Associate Dean, University Libraries and Director, Center for Educational Resources, Sheridan Libraries
mreese [at] jhu.edu
410-516-4192
Kelly Clark
Program Manager, Center for Educational Resources, The Teaching Academy
kelly.clark [at] jhu.edu
410-516-0709
Louisiana State University Carol Wicks
Associate Dean, Graduate School and Frank W. and Patricia Harrison Family Professor, Geology and Geophysics
cwicks [at] lsu.edu
225-578-2312
Fahui Wang
Associate Dean, Graduate School and Cyril & Tutta Vetter Alumni Professor, Department of Geography and Anthropology
fwang [at] lsu.edu
225-578-6629
Michigan State University Henry (Rique) Campa III
Professor, Wildlife Ecology and
Associate Dean, Graduate School and
Director, MSU CIRTL Steering Committee (SC) and FAST Fellowship Program

campa [at] msu.edu
517-353-2042
Kirstin Parkin
Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
parkinkr [at] msu.edu
517-884-5322
Northwestern University Matt Glucksberg
Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Director, Center for Innovation in Global Health Technologies
m-glucksberg [at] northwestern.edu
847-491-7121
Erika Nadile
Assistant Director, Interdisciplinary Connections, SEARLE Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching
erika.nadile [at] northwestern.edu
The Ohio State University Jonathan Baker
Associate Director, University Institute for Teaching and Learning
baker.375 [at] osu.edu
614-688-2722
David Sovic
Assistant Director, Research-Related Programs and Coordinator, Instructional Redesign
sovic.2 [at] osu.edu
614-688-2722
The Pennsylvania State University Sarah Ades
Associate Dean, The Graduate School
sea10 [at] psu.edu
814-865-2516

Stephanie Danette Preston
Associate Dean for Graduate Educational Equity and Chief Diversity Office for Graduate Education
sdp163 [at] psu.edu

Angela Linse
Associate Dean and Executive Director, Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence
arl5 [at] psu.edu
814-865-7812
Stanford University Stacey Bent
Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs
sbent [at] stanford.edu
650-723-0385

Cassandra Horii
Associate Vice Provost for Education and Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
cvhorii [at] stanford.edu

Gloriana Trujillo
Director, Faculty and Lecturer Programs, Center for Teaching and Learning
gloriana [at] stanford.edu
650-721-1463
Texas A&M University Karen Butler-Purry 
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
klbutler [at] tamu.edu
979-845-3631
Julie Harlin
Associate Dean, Graduate and Professional School and Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications
j-harlin [at] tamu.edu
979-845-0000
University of Alabama at Birmingham Lisa Schwiebert
Senior Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs and Professor, Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology
lschwieb [at] uab.edu
205-934-3970
University of Arizona Gail Burd
Sr. Vice Provost, Academic Affairs, Teaching and Learning
gburd [at] arizona.edu
520-626-4099
John Jewett
Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
jjewett [at] arizona.edu
520-626-3627
University of British Columbia Elisa Baniassad
Associate Professor of Teaching, Computer Science
ebani [at] mail.ubc.ca
604-822-6366
Brett Gilley
Senior Instructor, EOAS and
Chair, Vantage One Science Program
bgilley [at] eoas.ubc.ca
604-827-2619

Catherine Rawn
Professor of Teaching and Associate Head, Undergraduate Affairs, Psychology
cdrawn [at] psych.ubc.ca
604-822-2513

University of California, Irvine Brian Sato
Associate Dean of our Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation
bsato [at] uci.edu
949-824-0661
Danny Mann
Director, Graduate Student &
Postdoctoral Scholar Instructional Development

dmann [at] uci.edu
949-824-0117
University of California, Los Angeles Susan Ettner
Interim Dean, Graduate Division
settner [at] grad.ucla.edu
310-794-2289
Rachel Kennison
Director, Center for Education Innovation in the Sciences (CEILS)
rkennison@ceils.ucla.edu
310-825-6126
University of Colorado Boulder Kirk Ambrose
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, and Professor, Classics
kirk.ambrose [at] colorado.edu
303-492-4902
Preston Cumming
Professional Development Lead, Center for Teaching and Learning
preston.cumming [at] colorado.edu
303-492-4902
University of Connecticut Kent Holsinger
Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School
kent.holsinger [at] uconn.edu
860-486-0983
Peter Diplock
Associate Vice Provost, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
peter.diplock [at] uconn.edu
860-486-2915
University of Florida Allen Wysocki
Associate Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
wysocki [at] ufl.edu
352-273-3676
The University of Georgia Judy Milton 
Assistant Dean, Graduate School
jmilton [at] uga.edu
706-542-6086
University of Houston Sarah Larsen
Vice Provost and Dean
sclarsen [at] central.uh.edu
713-743-7948
Tashemia Jones
Assistant Director, Academic Affairs
tvjones [at] central.uh.edu
713-743-5284
University of Idaho Jerry McMurtry
Dean, College of Graduate Studies
mcmurtry [at] uidaho.edu
208-885-2647
Brian Smentkowski
Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
bsmentkowski [at] uidaho.edu
208-885-0968
University of Illinois at Chicago Karen Colley
Dean, Graduate College
karenc [at] uic.edu
312-413-2541
Erin Sanders O’Leary
Executive Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
esoleary [at] uic.edu
310-825-1783
University of Iowa Darren Hoffmann
Assistant Professor,
Anatomy and Cell Biology

darren-hoffmann [at] uiowa.edu
319-335-7704
Jennifer Teitle
Assistant Dean, Graduate Development and Postdoctoral Affairs
jennifer-teitle [at] uiowa.edu
319-335-3597
University of Maryland, Baltimore County Janet Rutledge 
Vice Provost and Dean, Graduate School
jrutledge [at] umbc.edu
410-455-2199
Jamie Gurganus 
Associate Director, Engineering Education and Instructor, Mechanical Engineering
jgurganus [at] umbc.edu
410-455-8439
University of Massachusetts Amherst Beth Jakob 
Acting Dean of the Graduate School and Professor, Biology 
ejakob [at] umass.edu
413-577-0707
Tilman Wolf
Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
wolf [at] umass.edu
413-545-0757 (email preferred)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln LJ McElravy
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies
and Associate Professor, Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication

lj.mcelravy [at] unl.edu
402-472-8058
Lisa Rohde
Associate Director of Teaching and Research Development
lrohde2 [at] unl.edu
402-472-7324
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Suzanne Barbour
Dean, Graduate School and
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

barbours [at] email.unc.edu
Brian Rybarczyk
Lecturer, Department of Biology and
Director, Academic and Professional Development, Graduate School

brybar [at] email.unc.edu
919-962-2505
University of Pittsburgh Mary Besterfield-Sacre
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Nickolas A. DeCecco Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering Director, Engineering Education Research Center (EERC), Swanson School of Engineering
mbsacre [at] pitt.edu
412-596-1779
April Dukes
Faculty and Future Faculty Program Director
aprila [at] pitt.edu
412-383-6014
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Robert Jacobsen
Lecturer, Earth & Planetary Sciences and Assistant Director, Tennessee Space Grant
rjacobse [at] utk.edu
865-974-2366
Ferlin McGaskey
Assistant Director, Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center and Director, Graduate Teaching Certification Program
fmcgaske [at] utk.edu
865-974-3932
The University of Texas at Arlington James P. Grover
Professor, Department of Biology and 
Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies
grover [at] uta.edu
817-272-2405
Na-Li Kim
Teaching Innovation Research Associate, Center for Research on Teaching and Learning Excellence (CRTLE) 
nlkim [at] uta.edu
817-272-7437
University of Wisconsin – Madison Robert Mathieu
Professor, Department of Astronomy
University of Wisconsin – Madison
mathieu [at] astro.wisc.edu
608-890-3767
Jessica Maher
Associate Director, Delta Program in Research, Teaching and Learning 
jessica.maher [at] wisc.edu
608-261-1180
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Aimée Surprenant
Dean, Graduate School
asurprenant [at] vt.edu
540-231-7581
Kim Filer
Associate Vice Provost, Teaching and Learning, and Director, The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
kfiler [at] vt.edu
540-231-2685
Washington University in St. Louis Michael Wysession 
Executive Director,
The Teaching Center

michael [at] wucore.wustl.edu
314-935-5625
Denise Leonard
Associate Director for Graduate-Student and Postdoc Programs, Academic Services
dleonard23 [at] wustl.edu
314-935-6142
Yale University Paula Kavathas
Professor, Laboratory Medicine, Immunobiology, and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
paula.kavathas [at] yale.edu
203-785-6223
Gina Hurley
Assistant Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Teaching Development
gina.hurley [at] yale.edu