Proctors and Head Teaching Consultants

  • Senior Writing Associate

    Britt Threatt graduated from Rhodes College with BAs in English literature and theatre; she earned a MA in Africana Studies from Brown University in 2019 and is now pursuing her doctorate in the same program. Her research intersects performance studies, literary theory, and women’s history. She studies representations of slave legacies in Black women’s science fiction and fantasy. Britt began working with the Sheridan Center of Teaching and Learning in Spring 2019 through their Teaching Certificate program and joined the Writing Center that Fall 2019 where she has worked since in a variety of positions including writing associate, writing advisor, graduate proctor, and program developer. Currently, she is working on making writing center intellectual resources available to high school students through a college prep program called Write Your Way that partners the university writing center with Providence Public Schools.

  • Head Teaching Consultant

    Calvin is a fifth-year PhD candidate in the Department of Physics. His research focuses on the experimental implementation of novel quantum sensing techniques, specifically for the purpose of looking at magnetic fluctuations in strongly correlated materials. He first became engaged with the Sheridan Center through the Sheridan Teaching Seminar and later again through the Decolonization in STEM reading group. He has served as a Teaching Consultant and designed a course on learning physics through large scale failures in the field that he taught as part of the Summer@Brown Pre-College program. Before coming to Brown, he earned his B.A. in physics with a minor in French from Clark University.

  • Head Teaching Consultant

    Yasemin Bavbek is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at Brown University. She earned her BA in Political and Social Sciences at Sabanci University in Istanbul, and an MA in Sociology from Brown. Her research and teaching interests are in sociology of empires, religion, education, and humanitarianism, with a particular focus on transnational networks between New England and the Middle East. Her dissertation project addresses how inter-imperial and transnational relations shape local experiences, institutions, and power dynamics. Yasemin first got engaged with the Sheridan Center through the Teaching Certificate Program. Since then, she has completed the Course Design seminar and served as a Sheridan Teaching Consultant in Fall 2022.

  • Head Teaching Consultant

    Maya Weissman is a fifth year PhD Candidate in Ecology, Evolutionary, and Organismal Biology. She received her B.A. from San Diego State University and her M.S. here at Brown. Maya's research and teaching interests include evolution in changing environments, population genetics theory, and making math and computer science more accessible. Her thesis research is on mathematically modeling the evolution of risk reduction in the face of unpredictable environmental change. Maya has been involved with the Sheridan Center since 2019, during which time she has been a Teaching Consultant twice.

  • Lucy McInerney graduated from Dickinson College with a BA in Classics in 2015 before earning an MPhil in Greek and Latin Languages and Literature from the University of Oxford in 2017. She is now a PhD candidate in the Department of Classics writing a dissertation on the use of visual detail in the 5th century CE Latin epic poem, the De Raptu Proserpinae. She began working at the Writing Center in 2021 (having worked at her undergraduate Writing Center all through college) and is currently working as the Graduate Proctor for the Sheridan Center. In this role she has been supporting the WELS Hub at Sheridan, and working as program manager for the Writing Fellows Program.