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Kristin Arguedas

Academic Technology Specialist

Kristin Arguedas

kargueda@stanford.edu
408 Panama Mall, First Floor
Stanford Profile

Kristin manages the iPads for Teaching and Learning Program, providing technology tools and integration consultation services to instructors across campus. She is passionate about partnering with instructors and students to develop and implement solutions that enhance the learning experience. Kristin holds a BA in Psychology from Princeton University and an MA in Educational Technology and Media Leadership from California State University, Long Beach. She enjoys baking and spending time at the beach with her dog.
Academic Technology

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Andrei Baltakmens

Communications Project Manager

Andrei Baltakmens

andreisb@stanford.edu
408 Panama Mall, First Floor
Stanford Profile

Andrei has Ph.D.s in English Literature (University of Canterbury) and Creative Writing (The University of Queensland). He has worked in higher education and learning design in New Zealand, Australia, and the US, including Cornell, and Stanford since 2015. His professional focus is on writing, editing, and communications project management, and he currently supports CTL’s outreach and communications. He is also a published author, with two historical mystery novels and multiple short stories in print.
Instructional Design, Student Feedback, Writing

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Jae Chung

Associate Director, Student Learning Programs

Jae Chung

chungjae@stanford.edu
Lathrop Library
Stanford Profile

Jae received his Ph.D. in Biology from Stanford University, where his doctoral research focused on cardiovascular development and cancer biology. Jae has launched mentorship and TA support programs, and was the Residential Academic Director for the Leland Scholars Program at Stanford before coming to CTL. Jae has worked with Stanford students since 2012 and is committed to helping students reach their academic goals.
Active Learning, Student Engagement Techniques, Academic Coaching, STEM Learning

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Alex Engel

Lecturer-Consultant, Faculty and Lecturer Programs

Alex Engel

aengel@stanford.edu
Shriram 150
Stanford Profile

Alex is a lecturer in the Chemical Engineering department and has taught lecture and lab courses in biology, biochemistry, and chemical engineering. As a Lecturer-Consultant with CTL, Alex supports community-building among STEM academic staff. His teaching and learning interests include laboratory course design for equity and inclusion and active learning methods in STEM gateway courses.
Course Design, Active Learning in STEM

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Cassandra Volpe Horii

Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, and Associate Vice Provost for Education

Cassandra Horii

cvhorii@stanford.edu
408 Panama Mall, First Floor
Stanford Profile

Cassandra Volpe Horii leads the CTL and works with committees, offices, and initiatives across campus and in VPUE and VPGE areas to advance inclusive, equity-minded, and evidence-informed teaching and learning. She studied physics as an undergraduate at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and atmospheric science during her Ph.D. program at Harvard University, while developing an enduring fascination with learning and teaching. Cassandra enjoys the collaborations and discoveries that accompany this work and welcomes new ideas and partnerships.
Systemic Change, Educational Development, STEM and Writing Pedagogies

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Kenji Ikemoto

Academic Technology Specialist

Kenji Ikemoto

kikemoto@stanford.edu
408 Panama Mall, First Floor
Stanford Profile

Kenji's expertise is in integrating technology-enhanced pedagogic strategies into instruction, research, and learning. Kenji provides one-on-one consultations, workshop facilitation, course design partnerships, and technology operations services for faculty, staff, and students. In his free time he enjoys tabletop role-playing games and cheering on his favorite Bay Area sports teams.
Academic Technology, Instructional Design

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Jamie Imam

Lecturer Consultant

Jamie Imam

jamiec@stanford.edu
STLC 211
Stanford Profile

Dr. Jamie Imam received her bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University and her Ph.D. in Genetics from the Stanford School of Medicine. In addition to teaching, Jamie is the Director of the Honors Program in Biology and a Lecturer Consultant with CTL. When she is not teaching or doing science outreach, she enjoys reading, baking and spending time outdoors with her family.
Course Design, TA Training

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Rajan Kumar

Lecturer Consultant

Rajan Kumar

rkumar14@stanford.edu
Durand 117
Stanford Profile

Rajan (Raj) Kumar is a Lecturer and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Stanford. He specializes in integrating research and communication learning goals into STEM courses and designing inclusive research experiences for undergraduates. Raj currently teaches a variety of undergraduate and master’s level MatSci courses and is the faculty coordinator for the MatSci REU Program. Raj received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from UC Berkeley, where he developed printable batteries for integrated electronic systems.
Scientific Writing, Undergraduate Research, Course Design

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Kenneth Ligda

Associate Director, Faculty and Lecturer Programs

Kenny Ligda

kenligda@stanford.edu
408 Panama Mall, First Floor
Stanford Profile

Since completing a Ph.D. in English Literature, I have worked in a range of academic endeavors to improve teaching and outreach: core curriculum re-design, course evaluation, academic technology, instructor consultation, and public online course development. Though my central focus is on the humanities, I have a great interest in education across fields and schools. I am co-founder of the instructional design community of practice at Stanford, and happy to serve as a Stanford Newcomer Guide for undergraduates. Prior to graduate school, I worked as an English instructor in Prague. I like biking.
Humanities, Course and Curriculum Design, Evaluation and Feedback, Online Learning, Academic Technology

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Amanda Modell

Associate Director, Graduate Teaching Programs

Amanda Modell

amodell@stanford.edu
408 Panama Mall, First Floor
Stanford Profile

Amanda Modell leads programs in graduate student teaching support that serve students across Stanford's campus. She earned a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from the University of California, Davis, with a Designated Emphasis in Feminist Theory and Research, and you can find her educational development work in New Directions in Teaching and Learning (forthcoming). Contemplative, feminist, and inclusive pedagogies inform her work as an educator and in supporting graduate student instructors, TAs, and CAs at Stanford.
TA Training, TA Orientation, Mentors-in-Teaching Program, Graduate Teaching Consultants

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Yvonne Ngo

Assistant Director for Tutoring and Student Learning Programs

Yvonne Ngo

yyngo@stanford.edu
408 Panama Mall, First Floor
Stanford Profile

Yvonne supports the Subject Tutoring and Language Conversation Partners programs at CTL. Prior to Stanford, Yvonne was a Tutor Coordinator at UC San Diego, supporting the subject tutoring and metacognitive tutoring programs. She is passionate about supporting students in reaching their academic goals and mentoring student professionals. 
Active Learning, Subject Tutoring, Language Conversation Partners Program

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Sarah Pickett

Associate Director, Faculty and Lecturer Programs

Sarah Pickett

picketts@stanford.edu
408 Panama Mall, First Floor
Stanford Profile

Sarah Pickett partners with instructors through consultations and programs designed to support effective, equitable, and inclusive teaching and student learning experiences. Sarah has trained as a neuroscientist and an education researcher. During her postdoc, she studied the influence of instructional language on student reasoning in biology, as well as tools to promote reflective teaching practice. Sarah has collaborated with instructors across disciplines and career stages, including as a member of the UC Berkeley Center for Teaching & Learning. Sarah’s approach to education is evidence-based, drawing on both relevant literature and strategies for classroom evidence collection to better understand student learning and learning experiences.
Evidence-based Teaching Practices, STEM Instruction, Assessment

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Tim Randazzo

Director, Student Learning Programs

Tim Randazzo

randazzo@stanford.edu
408 Panama Mall, First Floor
Stanford Profile

Tim provides leadership and strategic direction to CTL’s Student Learning Programs. Before coming to Stanford, Tim worked in several positions supporting student learning at UC Berkeley, including Coordinator of the McNair Scholars Program, an undergraduate research program providing research opportunities and mentoring to low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students. Tim received his Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, where his doctoral research focused on U.S. immigration and refugee policy.
Academic Coaching, Academic Skills Workshops, Tutoring, Language Conversation Program

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Michael Rouan

Sr. Director, Academic Technology Innovation

Mike Rouan

michael.rouan@stanford.edu
408 Panama Mall, First Floor
Stanford Profile

Mike Rouan, Ed.D., oversees the Academic Technology Solutions Laboratory (ATSL) and ATSL and staff in consultation with Stanford University faculty to champion and integrate Academic Technologies into their curriculum, including audience response systems, grading technologies, robotic telepresence and immersive learning technologies (including augmented and virtual reality).
Educational Technology

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Jessie Schwab

Academic Coach

Jessie Schwab

jfschwab@stanford.edu
408 Panama Mall, First Floor
Stanford Profile

Jessie Schwab (she/her) is an Academic Coach at the Center for Teaching and Learning. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Princeton University, where her research focused on how young children learn language. Jessie is passionate about using her knowledge of psychology and the learning sciences to help students more successfully learn and thrive in college and graduate school. She has previously taught courses in psychology, education, and writing at Harvard University, and she also spent several years in Residential Advising at Princeton and Harvard. She is now excited to join the Stanford community and to help Stanford students develop their learning skills and reach their academic goals.
Academic Coaching, Student Learning Strategies, Academic Skills Workshops

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Carlos Seligo

Admin for PollEv for the CTL Academic Technology Solutions Lab; Academic Technology Specialist, The Program in Human Biology

Carlos Seligo

moth@stanford.edu
Room 22G-H 450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 20
Stanford Profile

Carlos is Stanford's administrator for Poll Everywhere, and offers one-on-one consultations and workshops for onboarding faculty, TAs, researchers, and staff. In addition he works with CTL's Academic Technology team to support the Program in Human Biology, where he has been the Academic Technology Specialist for over a decade. There, he creates custom media, learning modules, and entire MOOCs for professors, and works to enhance pedagogy technically and with the latest research to improve learning outcomes.
Audio and Video Production, Information Visualization, Learning Module and MOOC Design, Zoom, Poll Everywhere, Canvas 

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Rhean Sun

Academic Coach

Rhean Sun

rheansun@stanford.edu
Lathrop Library
Stanford Profile

Rhean Sun is an Academic Coach in the Center for Teaching and Learning. She offers workshops and individualized coaching to help undergraduate and graduate students develop the skills necessary to reach their academic goals and become lifelong learners. Her favorite topics to discuss include procrastination, motivation, and resilience, but she enjoys speaking with all students about their diverse academic experiences. Rhean holds a BA in English from Stanford University and an MFA in Fiction Writing from the University of Amherst, Massachusetts.
Student Learning Strategies, Resilience Resources

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Gloriana Trujillo

Director, Academic Teaching Programs

Gloriana Trujillo

gloriana@stanford.edu
408 Panama Mall, First Floor
Stanford Profile

Gloriana Trujillo initially trained as a basic science researcher, and as a graduate student, she became intrigued by pedagogical approaches and how these impact students in the biology classroom. As a postdoc, Gloriana's research sought to understand students' self-efficacy, sense of belonging, and science identity to ultimately effect change in undergraduate biology classrooms. Throughout her scientific career, Gloriana has been an advocate for science outreach and diversity efforts, in particular to underrepresented and underprivileged populations. In her current role at Stanford, Gloriana shares her passion for creating effective, inclusive, and equitable learning experiences with the teaching and learning community.
Evidence-based Instruction, Measuring Student Learning, Building Community

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Kritika Yegnashankaran

Associate Director, Faculty and Lecturer Programs

Kritika Yegnashankaran

kyegnashankaran@stanford.edu
408 Panama Mall, First Floor
Stanford Profile

Kritika Yegnashankaran received her BA and MA degrees in Philosophy at Stanford, her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Harvard, and was an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy and Cognitive Science programs at Bard College in New York before joining the Center for Teaching and Learning at Stanford. She has research interests in how learning, reasoning, attention, and other core mental processes work in human beings, how they are affected by technology, and to what extent they can be actively and socially shaped. She conducts workshops and consultations with Stanford faculty and lecturers on effective and inclusive pedagogy, specializing in humanities, arts, and social science pedagogy.
Course Design, Inclusive Teaching, Humanities Pedagogy 

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CTL Admin Team

Andrei Baltakmens

Communications Project Manager

andreisb@stanford.edu
408 Panama Mall, First Floor
Stanford Profile

Supports CTL’s outreach and communications, as well as the faculty, lecturer, and graduate student teaching programs team.

Michelle Bercow

Associate Director, Finance and Administration, Writing and Rhetoric Operations

mbercow@stanford.edu
Sweet Hall, Third Floor
Stanford Profile

Assists CTL with financial management.

Catherine Randle

Administrative Manager

csrandle@stanford.edu
408 Panama Mall, First Floor
Stanford Profile

Catherine supports CTL in administration and anti-racism. 

Stephanie Tchalamov

Administrative Coordinator

stchalam@stanford.edu
408 Panama Mall, First Floor
Stanford Profile

Supports CTL and the CTL Student Learning Programs team.