CELT Staff

Donna Qualters, Director, donna.qualters@tufts.edu

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 Soisson, Associate Director, annie.soisson@tufts.edu

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.


Roberta Sullivan, Program Coordinator, roberta.sullivan@tufts.edu

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 with her husband Bill and their three college aged children.


Alicia Russell, Associate Director, alicia.russell@tufts.edu

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.

Ed Morgan, Ph.D., Associate Director, edward.morgan@tufts.edu


Dr. Morgan comes to CELT from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth where he served as Director of Assessment for the University. Ed will focus on working with Tufts faculty members on the assessment of learning by developing an Institute for Learning Assessment as well as providing consultation and support to faculty members across all campuses. For his entire career, Ed has studied student outcome experiences in college and focused on increasing student learning.

Andrea Levesque, Graduate Research Assistant, andrea.levesque@tufts.edu

Andrea is pursuing a M.A./Ed.S. in School Psychology at Tufts University. Andrea has worked as a teacher with early childhood education as well as in mental health as a residential counselor at an intensive trauma focused treatment program for children and adolescents. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Education, and aims to work as a School Psychologist upon completion of her degree at Tufts.

Brian Provencher, Graduate Research Assistant, brian.provencher@tufts.edu

Brian is currently pursuing his M.A./Ed.S. Degree in School Psychology here at Tufts. Brian hopes to use his role as a School Psychologist to help disadvantaged and underprivileged youth navigate through the public education system and raise awareness on the importance of integrating social emotional learning into the classroom. Brian received his undergraduate degrees from the University of Connecticut in History and Sociology.


Pooja Patel, Graduate Research Assistant, Pooja.Patel597175@tufts.edu

Pooja is obtaining her Masters in Higher Education Administration at Boston College. Her areas of interest include assessment, social justice, and women’s education. With a background in admissions and international education, Pooja hopes to pursue research on the organizational culture of universities and its affect on faculty, staff, and students. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Richmond, Go Spiders!


Angela Ware, Graduate Research Assistant, angela.ware@tufts.edu

Angela is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling at Boston College. Angela hopes to work with adolescents and young adults struggling with substance abuse and trauma. She has worked as a guidance counselor assistant in a public high school as well as a clinician assistant in a residential treatment facility for female adolescents. Angela received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminology from Stonehill College.