Victoria Russell, Director & Associate Professor-Education
In June 2020, Victoria became Director of the Center for Teaching. She previously served 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 through Universal Design for Learning as well as assessment design, effective engagement strategies, and promotion of student creativity and analytical thinking.
Melissa Wells, Faculty Fellow & Assistant Professor-Education
Melissa joined the Center for Teaching as a Faculty Fellow in August 2019. She is excited to be a sounding board to work through ideas for instructional innovation. Sharing these ideas with a wider audience via the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is another area in which she is ready to support faculty. Melissa’s instructional interests include equity and access issues, inquiry-driven learning, choice-based assessments, arts integration, and instructional technology.
Elizabeth Johnson-Young, Faculty Fellow & Assistant 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.