News from the Center

Welcome Sharon Swartz, our Interim Faculty Director!

Please join us in welcoming our interim faculty director, Professor Sharon Swartz of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Engineering. Sharon is a member of the Sheridan Center’s Advisory Board and we look forward to working closely with her as we continue serving the needs of Brown’s teaching and learning community.


2015-16 Re-envisioning Teaching and Learning at Brown

Each year, the Sheridan Center has a theme that informs our programming and creates links between our events and partners across campus. Our theme for 2015-16 is Re-envisioning Teaching and Learning at Brown. Join us at events throughout the year as we explore ways to re-envision different aspects of teaching and learning across disciplines, learning environments, and communities. 

Farewell to Sheridan Center Executive Director Kathy Takayama

Kathy Takayama will be assuming a new position as Associate Provost and Executive Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Columbia University at the end of August. Please join us for her farewell reception on Tuesday August 18th at the Faculty Club (3:30 - 5 pm).

Welcome Shawn Nordell, our new Associate Director of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Disciplines (STEM)!

At the Sheridan Center, Shawn works with faculty, post-docs, graduate, and undergraduate students in the STEM disciplines on pedagogical and professional development. She leads the Certificate I: Sheridan Teaching Seminar – Reflective Teaching, and Certificate III: The Professional Development Seminar for the STEM disciplines.  In addition, she works with the Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows and runs the New Teaching Assistant Orientation. 

2015-16 Head Teaching Consultants

The Sheridan Center’s 2015-16 Head Teaching Consultants are Alexandra Collins Mathwig, History of Art and Architecture, and Ryan Maloney, Neuroscience. Head Teaching Consultants work with the Director of the Certificate IV Program to co-facilitate training sessions, mentor peers, and facilitate communication and feedback between the Sheridan Center and the Teaching Consultant community.

Read more about Ali and Ryan.

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