Donna works with faculty to create a community of teacher scholars to share best practices to promote student learning. Her areas of interest include assessment, active learning, reflective practice, ethical inquiry, and experiential education. She has published extensively in the field of education including two books on teaching. She is an Associate Professor of Community Medicine and Public Health, and an Adjunct Professor in Education. (Donna Qualters’ curriculum vitae)
Annie works with faculty to foster teaching innovation and to facilitate improved learning outcomes for Tufts students. She was raised in southwestern Pennsylvania and has lived, studied and worked in Malawi, France and England. She holds graduate degrees in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Boston University. Annie and her husband Brad Harrington, Director of the Boston College Center for Work & Family, have three children – Maggie, Hannah, & Dillon.
Alicia was previously the Director of Northeastern University’s Educational Technology Center, which she founded in 1998. She has also worked with Harvard Business School and the Arlington Public Schools. Her research focuses on how technology can be used to improve learning at the course, program and college levels; and the investigation of how designing and teaching online can encourage faculty to re-examine their pedagogical assumptions. She holds an Ed.D. from Northeastern University and MA and BA degrees from the University of Kansas.
Ryan works with faculty members to foster and promote inclusive teaching practices. His research interests include, race and gender in higher education, critical race theory, and the experiences of non-tenure-track faculty members of color. He holds a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech, a M.Ed. from the University of Virginia, and M.A. and B.A. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. Ryan and his partner Petra have two sons, Adrian and Rafael.
Roberta maintains the administrative side of CELT, coordinating meetings and serving as the main point of contact for the center. Please feel free to contact her with any general questions. She received her B.A. from Simmons College in Boston and has previous experience working with Fidelity Investments and State Street Bank. Roberta was born and raised in Medford and now resides in Malden. She has raised two daughters and a son with her husband Bill.
Caroline is currently pursuing her M.A./Ed.S. in School Psychology at Tufts University. Caroline completed her B.S. in communication sciences and disorders with minors in education and psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Later, she became a teacher and ABA therapist in an inclusive nursery school. She also worked in mental health as a counselor for children and adolescence with severe trauma histories.
Molly is currently pursuing her M.A./Ed.S. in School Psychology at Tufts University. After graduating with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in music from Bates College, she worked as a special education teacher’s assistant in the West Hartford Public Schools (CT) system. She then worked as the lab manager for the Lifespan Developmental Psychology Laboratory at Brandeis University where she helped to support the Boston Roybal Center for Active Lifestyle Interventions.
Kendra is currently pursuing her M.A./Ed.S. in School Psychology at Tufts University. After graduating with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in education from Boston University, she worked as a research technician at the Boston University Twin Project, a study examining the developmental changes in preschool-aged twins. She has also worked as a Program Assistant for the Boston University Executive Leadership Center, where she organized programs that provided leaders with the tools they needed to accelerate their careers.