Victoria Russell, Director & Associate Professor-Education
In June 2020, Victoria became Director of the Center for Teaching after serving as the Center’s Associate Director. She supervises faculty programming and manages the day-to-day operations of the Center for Teaching. She works to support faculty across the career span and also leverage the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to promote teaching excellence. Victoria’s instructional interests focus on accessibility, assessment design, effective engagement strategies, and promotion of student creativity and analytical thinking.
Elizabeth Johnson-Young, Faculty Fellow & Associate Professor-Communication and Digital Studies
Elizabeth joined the Center for Teaching in August 2020 as a Faculty Fellow. She is excited to work with faculty from all disciplines to talk through a diversity of ideas in their classrooms. Elizabeth is especially interested in digital pedagogy and online learning, group work and projects, and incorporating speaking and writing activities across the curriculum. As a health communication researcher focused in maternal and family health, Elizabeth is also invested in understanding and addressing the balance and mutual impacts of effective teaching and other roles like caretaking.
Former Center Directors
Caitie Finlayson, Faculty Program Director-Center for Teaching, 2018-2020
Mary Kayler, Director-Center for Teaching Excellence & Innovation, 2012-2018
Former Faculty Fellows
Melissa Wells (College of Education), 2019-2022