Assistant Director of Peer Learning and Tutoring Programs
Alex leads the Peer Tutoring and Foreign Language Conversation Partner programs, which serve both undergraduate and graduate student learners. She received her MA in English with a focus on Teaching Writing. Before coming to Stanford, she worked as a tutor for several universities and developed tutor training protocols that emphasize inclusive and research-based practices. She is passionate about helping students connect with each other to form more positive learning experiences.
Tutoring, Student Learning, Peer-to-Peer Learning, Foreign Language Learning, Foreign Language Conversation Practice
Communications Project Manager
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
Associate Director, Student Learning Programs
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
Lecturer-Consultant, Faculty and Lecturer Programs
Lisa Hwang is a senior lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering and a lecturer-consultant with the Center for Teaching and Learning at Stanford University. She broadly supports teaching and learning efforts in the STEM disciplines and is especially interested in supporting the lecturer and academic teaching staff community She is interested in using research-based practices to improve student learning in her own classroom as well as helping others to do the same.
Course Design, STEM
Academic Technology Specialist
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
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
Lecturer Consultant, Faculty and Lecturer Programs
Melissa Ko earned an S.B. in biology from MIT and a Ph.D. in cancer biology from Stanford University. After transitioning to a career in education, Melissa taught various workshops and courses at Stanford University, Santa Clara University, and Foothill College. Melissa is now the Science and Engineering Education Fellow (SEEF) for the Bioengineering department, working on educational research projects and curricular change to support student development as ethical and quantitative thinkers. Melissa is also leading several Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) projects in Bioengineering to identify equity gaps and increase usage of inclusive teaching practices.
Course Design, Inclusive Teaching, Assessment, STEM
Cynthia Lee is a Senior Lecturer in the Computer Science Department at Stanford. She specializes in team-based and question-based course design, and founded peerinstruction4cs.org to support educators in flipping their computer science classrooms using peer instruction. Her teaching awards include the Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for exceptional contributions to undergraduate education at Stanford, a "Top 10 Papers of All Time" award at the 50th anniversary of the ACM SIGCSE technical symposium, and the Stanford Society of Women Engineers' Professor of the Year. She has a Ph.D. in high-performance computing from UC San Diego.
Active Learning, Large classes, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Associate Director, Faculty and Lecturer Programs
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
Associate Director, Graduate Teaching Programs
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
Director of Graduate Teaching and Student Learning Programs
Tim provides leadership and strategic direction to CTL’s programs that support student learning and graduate student teaching. 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, Learning Support (Academic Coaching, Tutoring, Foreign Language Practice), TA Training (Orientations, Workshops)
Sr. Director, Academic Technology Innovation
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).
Nicholas Santascoy is an Academic Coach in the Center for Teaching and Learning offering individual consultations and workshops for undergraduate and graduate students on academic- and self-mastery. His approach emphasizes eliciting awareness of effective strategies for improved motivation, attentional control, deep learning, and habit formation that align with evidence-based practices. Nicholas holds a BS in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Yale University.
Motivation, Learning, Behavior Change
Admin for PollEv for the CTL Academic Technology Solutions Lab; Academic Technology Specialist, The Program in Human Biology
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
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
Interim Director, CTL & Director, Faculty and Lecturer Programs
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
Associate Director, Faculty and Lecturer Programs
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