Staff

Senior Leadership Team

  • Photo of Mary C. Wright

    Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning, Executive Director, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Professor of Practice, Sociology

    401-863-1141

    Please contact me:

    • If you do not know the best contact at the Sheridan Center for your question. I can help!
    • With any questions about and ideas for strategic directions of the Sheridan Center.
    • For media inquiries about the Sheridan Center.
       
  • Senior Director of Digital Learning & Design

    Please contact me for: 

    • A challenge or idea that may benefit from digital tools or cross campus collaboration
    • Improvements to classrooms and other teaching and learning spaces at Brown. 
    • Data visualizations to provide insight into digital tool use within your course. 
    • Removing barriers to introduce programming in non-computer science courses. 
  • Director, Digital Learning & Design

    Please contact me for:

    • Launching an online course or program
    • Departmental partnerships and initiatives
    • Digital usability, privacy, and compliance
       
  • Eric Kaldor

    Senior Associate Director for Assessment and Interdisciplinary Teaching Communities

    401-863-5956

    Please contact me for:

    • Planning curricular assessment (e.g. concentration reviews, self-studies)
    • Designing evaluation plans for post-secondary education grants
    • Developing department surveys for the course feedback system
    • Teaching consultations for social science and interdisciplinary courses
  • Anne Kerkian

    Senior Associate Director for Writing and English Language Support

    401-863-5672

    Please contact me for:

    • Individual or department-specific writing or language support 
    • Inclusive teaching practices for supporting international and multilingual students
    • The Conversation Partners Program
  • Senior Associate Director for STEM Initiatives

    401-863-9193

    Please contact me for:

    • STEM course consultations
    • Problem-solving/assignment design
    • Undergraduate lab course design
    • STEM graduate student teaching development
    • Developing equity-minded learning experiences in STEM

Assessment and Interdisciplinary Teaching Communities Hub

  • Senior Associate Director for Assessment and Interdisciplinary Teaching Communities

    401-863-5956

    Please contact me for:

    • Planning curricular assessment (e.g. concentration reviews, self-studies)
    • Designing evaluation plans for post-secondary education grants
    • Developing department surveys for the course feedback system
    • Teaching consultations for social science and interdisciplinary courses
  • Lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Data Science Initiative, Sheridan Center

    Please contact me for:

    • Facilitate integration of data science curricula
    • Conduct the Data Science Course Design Institute
    • Recruit faculty and students for the Data Science Fellows Program
  • Assessment Specialist

    Please contact me for: 

    • Teaching consultations for social science and interdisciplinary courses
    • Consultations around student learning assessment 
    • Program evaluation 
  • Associate Director of Interdisciplinary Teaching Communities

    Jenna will be serving as Associate Director of Interdisciplinary Teaching Communities, with a key focus on Sheridan teaching certificates.

Digital Learning and Design

  • Senior Director of Digital Learning & Design

    Please contact me for: 

    • A challenge or idea that may benefit from digital tools or cross campus collaboration
    • Improvements to classrooms and other teaching and learning spaces at Brown. 
    • Data visualizations to provide insight into digital tool use within your course. 
    • Removing barriers to introduce programming in non-computer science courses.
  • Jim Foley

    Director, Digital Learning & Design

    Please contact me for:

    • Launching an online course or program
    • Departmental partnerships and initiatives
    • Digital usability, privacy, and compliance
  • Associate Director, Educational Media, Digital Learning & Design

    Please contact me for:

    • Incorporating media into an online course or program
    • Consultation and training on self-produced media 
    • Exploring departmental partnerships and initiatives with media
  • Senior Associate Director of Online Program Development

    Please contact me for:

    • Strategizing the design and development of new online degree programs
    • Questions relating to learning experience design in fully-online environments
    • Inclusive teaching practices for supporting online student learning

     

  • Program Manager for Digital Learning & Design

    Please contact me for:

    • Coordinating course design resources and support with DLD
    • To request assistance for online, hybrid, and face-to-face course design
    • Program Support

     

  • Assistant Director for Classroom Technology & Innovation

    Please contact me for:

    • Brainstorming the relationship between pedagogy & technology
    • Game design
    • Classroom innovation
       
  • Senior Learning Designer

    Please contact me for:

    • Online, blended, hybrid, and face-to-face course design and development
    • Gamification design for learning and story-based design for learning
    • Student-centered, creative, and engaging learning experiences that align with course outcomes
    • Making the technology used to support learning as seamless and invisible as possible
  • Senior Learning Designer

    Please contact me for:

    • Online or hybrid course design and development
    • Undergraduate, pre-college, executive education, or MOOC course design
    • Student-centered active learning design using creative, authentic, media-rich activities aligned with learning outcomes
       
  • Senior Learning Designer

    Please contact me for help with:

    • Online course design 
    • Fostering student engagement and community online
    • Digital pedagogy
       
  • Senior Instructional Technologist

    Please contact me for:

    • Researching and evaluating new learning tools
    • Digital accessibility and inclusive tech practices
    • Interactive media and information design 
       
  • Instructional Technologist for Medical Education

    Please contact me for:

    • Medical School Canvas Courses
    • Medical School Panopto Questions
    • Zoom Support for Med School Courses
    • ExamSoft/Examplify Support
    • Oasis Support 
  • INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGIST, DIGITAL LEARNING & DESIGN

    Please contact me for:

    • Consulting and training on Sheridan’s supported learning technology tools 
    • Review the effectiveness of your current integrated technology in Canvas
    • Researching and evaluating new learning tools
  • Senior Educational Media Producer

    Please contact me for:

    • Coordinate media productions for courses
    • Capture educational video/audio stories
    • Consult and train instructors to self-produce media 
       
  • Learning Designer

    Contact me for:

    • Creative ways to build community in online courses
    • Facilitating student agency through open educational practices
    • Utilizing a critical pedagogy approach in the context of online, blended, hybrid and in-person courses.
  • Senior Educational Digital Media Producer

    Please contact me for:

    • Media creation for courses
    • Visual storytelling
    • Video editing, motion graphics and animation
  • Associate Director, Learning Technologies

    Please contact me for:

    • Course design
    • Incorporating educational technology into courses
    • Educational technology best practices
    • Consultations for education
  • Learning Designer

    Please Contact me for:

    • Learner-centered design aligned to learning outcomes for online and hybrid courses
    • Digital accessibility of Canvas course materials (Canvas tools and files such as PDFs, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets)
    • Open Education Resources (OER) adoption into Canvas
  • Educational Media Producer, Editor

    Please contact me for:

    • Media creation for new, fully-online courses & programs
    • Video Editing and Motion Graphics
    • Visual Storytelling
  • Learning Designer

    Please contact me for:

    • Course design and development
    • Using active learning strategies
    • Promoting students’ critical thinking
    • Creating inclusive, psychologically safe learning environments
    • Enhancing learners’ transfer of knowledge
  • Learning Designer

    David Harrisville holds a BA from Carleton College and a PhD in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also taught, tutored, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship.  He conducted historical research in Germany and Israel, culminating in the book, The Virtuous Wehrmacht: Crafting the Myth of the German Soldier on the Eastern Front, 1941-1944 (Cornell University Press, 2021).  From 2018-2019, he served as Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Furman University.  Before joining the staff at Brown, he served as Information Technology Learning Specialist at Legal Services Corporation, where he designed and delivered training programs for adult learners, both online and in person.

  • Learning Technologist

    Please contact me for:

    • Interactive online student learning experience design
    • Data-informed technology integration
    • Educational technology innovations in online learning environments

     

  • Educational Media Producer

    Please contact me for:

    • Video editing for educational media projects
    • Advanced audio editing for course assets 
    • Designing visuals, guides, and templates

STEM Hub

Writing and English Language Support Hub

  • Anne Kerkian

    Senior Associate Director for Writing and English Language Support

    401-863-5672

    Please contact me for:

    • Individual or department-specific writing or language support 
    • Inclusive teaching practices for supporting international and multilingual students
    • The Conversation Partners Program
  • Associate Director for Graduate Student Writing, Visiting Assistant Professor of History

    Please contact me for:

    • Designing formal and informal writing assignments which support your course’s learning objectives.
    • How to teach students to write within your course.
    • How to get students excited about writing in your course.
    • Questions regarding the Sheridan-RISD Museum Collaborative Workshop Series, or about using the RISD Museum for your course.

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