The Center for Teaching & Learning
Sarah Madsen Hardy: Interim Director
Sarah Madsen Hardy is the interim director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, where she oversees the programming, consults with faculty and administrators, and collaborates with the CTL team as they offer workshops, consultations, and faculty learning communities that foster a culture of excellent and innovative teaching. She has a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature and comes to the CTL from the CAS Writing Program, where she is a master lecturer. In addition to her years in the classroom, she brings to the interim role experience as associate director of the Writing Program, where she has supported colleagues in experimenting with new pedagogies and course models, contributed to equity and inclusion initiatives, and collaborated closely with the CTL around the Hub. Her current research centers on information literacy habits of mind in the first year writing classroom.
Brad Wheeler: Assistant Director
Brad helps instructors develop learning-centered teaching practices with a focus on the purposeful use of emerging technologies and digital innovations in the classroom and beyond. Brad is completing his Ph.D. in learning technologies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has researched how faculty design and implement courses that incorporate technology.
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.
Emily Gamber: Administrative Coordinator
Em Gamber is an Administrative Coordinator at the Center for Teaching & Learning. Em comes to Boston University from Wellesley College where she worked in the Provost Office on Diversity & Inclusion initiatives. Her past work has ranged from women’s public policy to historical interpretation to building hiking trails, and she hopes to bring her diverse skill set to support the growth of the CTL. Em received her B.A. in American Studies & Gender Studies from Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA.
Mint Sayabovorn : Administrative Coordinator
Mint Sayabovorn is an Administrative Coordinator at the Center for Teaching and Learning. She provides various administrative support to the Director of the CTL and the Learning Experience Designers. 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.