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. 
  • Assistant 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
  • Manager, Educational Media

    Please contact me for:

    • Exploring media opportunities for a course or faculty project
    • Accessibility and inclusion in media
    • Cross-team collaboration on media projects

     

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
  • Postdoc, Sheridan Center/ Data Science Initiative

    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

    Assistant Director, Digital Learning & Design

    Please contact me for:

    • Launching an online course or program
    • Departmental partnerships and initiatives
    • Digital usability, privacy, and compliance
  • Lead Instructional Designer

    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
       
  • Lead Instructional Designer

    Please contact me for:

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

     

  • Senior Instructional Designer

    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
       
  • Program Manager, Digital Learning & Design

    Please contact me for:

    • Partner to successfully bring your residential program online
    • Producing inclusive virtual community-building events
    • Looking for inspiration
       
  • Senior Instructional Technologist

    Please contact me for:

    • All things Canvas
    • Support for Zoom, EvaluationKit, coursetools request site, non-Banner courses

     

  • 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

    Jillian received her M.Ed. in Educational Media and Technology at Boston University. Before joining Brown in 2007 she worked at the BU School of Medicine developing distance learning courses for the World Health Organization, the Family Medicine clerkship, and for BostonBreathes, an interactive clinical website that allowed pediatric asthma patients to track and report their symptoms. 

DLD Media

  • Tanya Waldburger

    Manager, Educational Media

    Please contact me for:

    • Exploring media opportunities for a course or faculty project
    • Accessibility and inclusion in media
    • Cross-team collaboration on media projects
  • 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

     

  • Digital Media Producer, Videographer

    Please contact me for:

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

     

  • Digital Media Producer, Editor

    Please contact for things regarding:

    • Course video/animation/media content
    • Designing logos, icons, photo assets
    • Basic front-end web development projects
    • Video captioning and accessibility

     

  • Digital Media Producer, Editor

    Please contact me for:

    • Video production
    • Post production, editing and motion graphics
    • Media for online education

     

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.
  • Assistant Director, Writing Center , Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Nonfiction Writing Program

    Please contact me for:

    • Designing writing assignments and assessments for WRIT-designated courses 
    • Incorporating Writing Fellows and other writing support services across the curriculum 
    • Developing anti-racist approaches to writing instruction 
  • 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