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. 
  • Senior Associate 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
  • Jessica Metzler

    Senior Associate Director

    401-863-9192

    Please contact me for:

    • Course consultations for faculty in the arts, humanities, and social sciences
    • Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows Program
    • Interdisciplinary graduate student programs, including Certificates and Orientations
    • Object-based Teaching workshops and consultations
  • 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

     

Digital Learning and Design

  • Catherine Zabriskie

    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.

DLD - Instructional Design & Technology

  • Jim Foley

    Senior Associate 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 for Instructional Design

    Please contact me for:

    • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and High-Leverage Practices for teaching
    • Integrated course design including authentic assessment and rubric development 
    • Faculty programming centered on digital teaching and learning
       
  • Associate Director for Instructional Design

    Please contact me for:

    • Instructional design for online, hybrid and face-to-face courses
    • Building virtual communities
    • Developing faculty programming

     

  • Assistant Director for Classroom Technology & Innovation

    Please contact me for:

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

    Please contact me about:

    • Digital course development and delivery 
    • Thought partner for designing group work activities and multistep course projects
    • Digital accessibility and instructional design

     

  • Instructional 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
       

     

  • Instructional 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
       
  • Instructional 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 

DLD Media

  • Creative Lead, Educational Media

    Please contact me for:

    • Develop the creative direction of media in your course
    • Translate your unique voice, teaching style, and learning objectives into multiple media modalities
    • Explore the challenges and possibilities of pedagogy through the lens of multimedia

     

  • 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 

     

Multimedia Labs

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
  • Assistant Director, Writing Center, 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.
  • English Language Support Specialist

    Please contact me for:

    • individual language appointments for graduate students, or self-schedule here
    • language and culture workshop offerings such as the Academic Writing series or weekly Brown Bag News conversation group
    • summer English Language Program for incoming international and multilingual graduate students

Administration