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.


Grace Chen, Graduate Assistant, grace.chen@tufts.edu

rsz_grace_chen_07Grace is currently pursuing an Ed.M. in Arts in Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education. She hopes to develop resonant and empowering art programs and continue working with foster, refugee, and incarcerated youth. She received her bachelor’s degree from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2015.




Hannah Evans, Graduate Assistant, hannah.evans@tufts.edu

Hannah is a student at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine pursuing a master’s degree in Conservation Medicine. Prior to her decision to return to school, she worked as a high school science teacher while earning a master’s of Secondary Education with a science focus at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania. Hannah earned her undergraduate degrees from the University of Michigan in Biology and Evolutionary Anthropology.