CELT formed a Faculty Advisory Board in the Spring of 2012 to guide their strategic programming.
Faculty Advisory Board Members, 2016-2017
Paul Bergen, Director Educational and Online Technology Services.
Paul’s career spans more than 20 years of work with university faculty on the uses of computing technology in teaching and research. He has hands-on experience as an educational software developer and had been a leader in the collaborative development of enterprise educational systems and services. Between 1993 and 1995, he served as the founding director of the University of Virginia’s Social Sciences Data Center and GIS Lab. From 1995 through 2007, as the founding Director of the Instructional Computing Group in Harvard’s Faculty and Arts and Sciences, he played a key role in the emergence of Web and digital video technology across Harvard’s undergraduate curriculum. He assumed a university-wide role at Harvard in 2007 as the director of “iCommons,” the academic computing group of Harvard’s central administration charged with providing shared software and academic IT services to all of Harvard’s schools.
Greg D’Angelo, Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, SMFA.
Gregory D’Angelo joined the Academic Affairs Office at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2003. This past summer he assumed his new role as the Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs at the SMFA at Tufts. He earned his MFA in Theatre Directing from Rutgers University, MGSA in 2001. He is the co-author of two original screenplays: Baci Boys and The Pacino Picture. His short play Ritz Rendezvous has been performed at the Calderwood Pavilion produced by the Boston Theatre Marathon. Greg has taught and directed theatre at the Atlantic Theatre Co, Rutgers University, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, and Northeastern University. Previously employed at Chal Productions, Lincoln Center Theatre, and The Screen Actors Guild, Greg is committed to working with both artists and faculty alike. He is excited to be joining Tufts University and enhancing a dynamic arts education for the students in Medford.
Boris Hasselblatt, Associate Provost, Professor of Mathematics.
Boris Hasselblatt works primarily in the area of teaching, learning, and faculty development. As such, he co-chairs the University-wide Committee on Teaching and Faculty Development whose purview includes the Tufts Innovates seed grant program and the Teaching and Learning Engagements elements of the T10 strategic plan and Educational and Online Technology Services. This includes work on the evolving University-wide strategy on online and digital initiatives. He is also the Provost’s liaison with the Tufts libraries, the Digital Collections and Archives, and the Tufts Institute of the Environment and provides support with the establishment of institutional affiliation agreements and of centers at Tufts.
Jeffrey Hopwood, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering.
Hopwood earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University in 1990 where he studied electron cyclotron resonance plasmas. He also received the M.S. and B.S. degrees from MSU in 1987 and 1985, respectively. He joined IBM at the T. J. Watson Research Center in 1991 as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Advanced Materials Laboratory. Following this Post-Doc, he joined Northeastern University in 1993 and was promoted to the rank of full professor in 2006. He became a member of Tufts’ Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in September 2006. Dr. Hopwood has worked primarily in the fields of plasma processing and plasma source design.
Linda Hudson, Sc.D., M.S.P.H., Sc., Department of Public Health & Community Medicine, School of Medicine.
Relationship to CELT: 2011-2012 Faculty Fellow; Faculty in the Department of Public Health (TUSM) and Community Medicine, teaching within the health communication concentration, TUSM; Interests in health communication, Academic-Community partnership; Chronic Disease Prevention behaviors among vulnerable populations.
Joyce Knoll, VMD, PhD, DAVCP (Clinical Pathology), Associate Professor and Chair, Clinical Pathology Laboratory Director, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.
Joyce took part in the Veterinary Research Scientist Training program at the University of Pennsylvania, earning her veterinary degree in 1984 and her PhD in 1987. She completed a rotating small animal internship at the Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, in Boston, MA, and then did her clinical pathology residency training at the University of Wisconsin, School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Knoll has been a member of the Cummings faculty for the last 26 years, where she focuses on teaching DVM students in didactic courses and clinical rotations, provides clinical pathology service to the Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, and participates in collaborative research projects revolving around hematology, clinical chemistry, or cytology testing.
Keith Maddox, Associate Professor of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Keith Maddox is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Tufts University Social Cognition Lab. He received his A.B. in psychology from the University of Michigan, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Maddox is the recipient of a number of grants and awards, including grants from the National Science Foundation, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, and an SPSP Distinguished Service Award. His lab is focused on research programs examining social cognitive aspects of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination.
Megan McMillan, Professor of the Practice, SMFA at Tufts.
Megan McMillan received her M.F.A. from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and since 2013, has been teaching at the SMFA. She is also the chair of the 3D and performance department. Her work in Video, photography, and installation art explores the nature of performance and the history of representation, and has been exhibited at the RISD Museum, the deCordova Museum, and in museums in Italy, Greece, Bolivia, and Denmark as well as in film festivals in New York, London, Los Angeles, Switzerland, Austria, Croatia, Greece, and Romania. Recent projects have been exhibited at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and in a performance installation at Toronto’s Nuit Blanche.
Peggy Morris, OTD, OTR/L, BCP, Lecturer, OTD Program Coordinator, School of Arts and Sciences.
Peggy received her B.S. in Occupational Therapy from Utica College of Syracuse University, her M.S. in Therapeutic Studies from Boston University, and her doctoral degree (OTD) from Tufts University. She is Board-Certified in Pediatrics through the American Occupational Therapy Association. Peggy has over 30 years of experience providing pediatric occupational therapy services in private practice and in schools and currently lectures at Tufts University in the Occupational Therapy department. Peggy has 12 years of experience with the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum, Pre-K through fifth grade and is a Certified National Presenter for Handwriting Without Tears.
Heather Nathans, Chair, Professor, School of Arts and Sciences.
A former Jumbo who earned her doctorate from the department, Nathans’s primary areas of scholarly interest include American theatre and drama, African American theatre, Jewish American theatre, musical theatre, 17th and 18th century French theatre, theatre historiography, English Restoration drama, and directing. Nathans holds numerous professional affiliations. She is the past-president of the American Society for Theatre Research and the American Theatre and Drama Society. In addition, she is affiliated with the Association for Theatre in Higher Education; the Society of Early Americanists; and the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.
Norman Ramsey, Associate Professor, Computer Science, Engineering
Norman Ramsey was a CELT Fellow in 2009–2010. He teaches in Computer Science, where students say that his courses push them to their limits and give them confidence in their own abilities. His teaching interests include technical writing and curricular development.
Joseph J. Rencic, Internist and Staff Physician, General Medical Associates, Tufts Medical Center; Associate Residency Program Director; Clerkship Site Director, Internal Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine.
Dr. Joseph Rencic is an internist and staff physician at General Medical Associates, Tufts Medical Center. He also serves as Associate Residency Program Director for the Tufts Medical Center Internal Medicine program, and as Clerkship Site Director, Internal Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Rencic received his medical degree from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed his residency, including a chief year, at University Hospital/University of Pennsylvania and Tufts Medical Center. He has a particular interest in evidence-based medicine, including evidence-based physical diagnosis.
Laura Rogers, Ed.D., Lecturer, Department of Education, School of Arts & Sciences
Laura Rogers is a licensed psychologist and a licensed school psychologist. For the past thirteen years, Laura has served as the school psychologist and special education administrator in the Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School, a school she helped to found. Aside from serving on the CELT board, Laura Rogers also helps CELT facilitate mid-term feedback sessions.
Yun Saksena, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics & Operative, School of Dental Medicine
Yun is a Clinical Associate Professor, in the Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM). She was a CELT Faculty Fellow in 2011. Her primary responsibility at TUSDM is clinical teaching, though she is also a pre-clinical course director. She loves working with students and mentoring them.
Ed Saltzman, Academic Dean for Education, The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine.
Dr. Edward Saltzman is the Academic Dean for Education at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, an Associate Professor at the School of Medicine, and a scientist at the Energy Metabolism Laboratory in the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. Dr. Saltzman’s research focuses on obesity and body weight regulation in humans. He received his MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Chris Swan, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), Associate Dean, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Education, School of Arts and Sciences, Tufts University
Dr. Swan received a Doctor of Science (ScD) degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT in 1994 and both Bachelor (BS) and Master (MS) of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. An initiator of explicitly using service-learning in department courses, Dr. Swan continues to champion the development, implementation, and assessment of community engagement efforts in engineering education. Dr. Swan’s current research interests lie in the areas of engineering education, waste reuse, and unique soil behaviors.
Roger Tobin, Professor and Chair, Physics and Astronomy
Roger Tobin came to Tufts in 1995 from positions at Michigan State University and AT&T Bell Laboratories. His research is in the area of experimental condensed matter physics, studying the interactions of gases with metal surfaces. He has taught physics classes at all levels from introductory mechanics to graduate quantum theory, and is a recipient of the Lillian and Joseph Leibner Award for Distinguished Teaching and Advising. He has strong interests in methods of engaging students as active participants in learning and in improving pre-college science education, especially at the elementary school level.
Laura C. Wood is the director of Tisch Library at Tufts University. Wood’s goals for Tisch include improving the library’s collections and space, and facilitating student access to both. She says, “Libraries are about conversations. Being a librarian is about providing access to and facilitating those conversations whether they happened two hours ago, or 200 years ago.” Wood holds an M.B.A from Emory, an M.S. in information and library sciences from the University of Michigan, an M.A. in religion from Yale Divinity School, and a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College. Laura is invloved in conversations exploring how Tufts will expand its repository services and digital asset management strategy in a collaborative and distributed environment.