The Center for Teaching & Learning
Deborah Breen: Director
Deborah (Deb) Breen is Boston University’s Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). As leader of the CTL team, Deb is focused on developing and expanding partnerships at BU that highlight and strengthen significant learning experiences for all students. She encourages research into learning experiences, collaborations with faculty and staff in initiatives that support teaching and learning, and opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to contribute to an understanding of BU’s learning environment.
Deb has a strong interdisciplinary background with undergraduate qualifications in humanities and applied science (specializing in paper conservation), along with an MA in Public History from Monash University, Australia, and a PhD in History from Duke University. Her interest in experiential and horizontal learning within academic writing, history, and digital humanities informs both her teaching and research.
Jean Otsuki: Learning Experience Designer
Jean helps faculty and graduate student instructors to grow as teachers. She offers individualized consultations, facilitates workshops, and fosters learning communities. She holds a Ph.D. in English from Yale and has taught literature and writing courses at the college and high school levels.
Mint Sayabovorn : Administrative Coordinator
Mint Sayabovorn is an Administrative Coordinator at the Center for Teaching & Learning. She provides various administrative support to the Director of the CTL and professional staff. Her responsibilities include event planning, scheduling, and communications. In May 2018, she graduated from Boston University with a B.A in International Relations with a functional track in International Systems and World Order and a regional track in Asia as well as Minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Mint has experience interning at a variety of nonprofit organizations in both the Greater Boston area and in Sydney, Australia.
Christopher (Chris) Greene: Administrative Coordinator
Chris Greene is an Administrative Coordinator at the Center for Teaching & Learning. He manages all Hub Events, administers all stipends and grants for the center, manages the center’s budget, and works with the team on various projects. Chris serves his community in both academic and public contexts through teaching, research, creative writing and educative/therapeutic projects. His vocation involves public philosophy and theology, working to reframe ancient and contemporary wisdom to empower and liberate the everyday person spiritually, physically, and mentally.
Chris holds a M.Div in Theological Studies with a concentration in Religion and the Academy from Boston University and a B.S. in Psychology from UMass Amherst.