Mary Wright is Director of the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning and a Professor of Practice in the Department of Sociology. She is also a former president (2017-18) of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, the U.S. professional association for educational development.
Assistant Director, Undergraduate Instructional Development
Christina Smith is the Assistant Director for Undergraduate Instructional Development at the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning. She will be teaching a course on the "Theory and Teaching of Problem Solving" for the Brown Learning Collaborative and working with departments on undergraduate TA training and ongoing professional development.
Assistant Director of Academic Tutoring
Janet is responsible for all aspects of the Academic Tutoring Program and co-directs Excellence at Brown.
Senior Associate Director
Jessica received her Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in English Language and Literature from Cornell University, where her research focused on queer adolescence and narrative structure in the mid-twentieth-century U.S. novel.
Associate Director for STEM Initiatives
Stacey Lawrence is Associate Director for STEM Initiatives at the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning. In this role, Stacey supports all members of Brown's STEM teaching and learning community by contributing to Sheridan Center programs and services.
Associate Director for English Language Support
Anne Kerkian earned her B.A. in English and Theater/Drama from Indiana University, and her M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from SIT Graduate Institute.
Associate Director (Assessment and Evaluation)
Eric Kaldor is Associate Director at the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning with a focus on evidence-based teaching, learning and curriculum. He supports the assessment of student learning by departments and various university units using action-oriented approaches.
Assistant Director, The Writing Center
Dr. Austin Jackson is Assistant Director of The Writing Center and Visiting Assistant Professor in the Nonfiction Writing Program.
Assistant Director for English Language Support
Sara Gramley holds a master's degree in the Teaching of English as a Second Language from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has taught English language courses for international students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Boston University, and Harvard University. Most recently, she taught for Roxbury Preparatory Charter School in Dorchester, MA.
HHMI Postdoctoral Research Associate
Kristina is an HHMI Postdoctoral Research Associate in The Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry and the Sheridan Center. Her focus is teaching, developing, and assessing inquiry-based courses in order to provide a more authentic research experience for students.
Interim Program Manager, The Writing Center