The Center for Teaching & Learning
Nick Wilson: Sr. Associate for Research & Evaluation
Nick is Sr. Associate for Research and Evaluation at BU’s Center for Teaching and Learning, where he takes a design-based approach to applying research from the learning sciences to educational initiatives. Nick holds an Ed.D. in learning technologies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has studied the relationships between learners and technology in classroom settings, with an emphasis on the social interactions and material experiences that support student engagement, agency, and collaboration. As a postdoctoral researcher and educational programs associate at Stanford, his research and evaluation work focused on pedagogical development among early career faculty, effective integration of technology into instruction, and supporting undergraduates’ practice-based research experiences.
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.
Brad Wheeler: Learning Experience Designer
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.
Kate Hamilton: Learning Experience Designer
Kate Hamilton is a Learning Experience Designer at the Center for Teaching and Learning, where she helps faculty develop and redesign courses for the BU general education curriculum. Prior to joining the CTL, she was a Postdoctoral Teaching Consultant at Carnegie Mellon University’s Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation, where she facilitated workshops on topics such as inclusive teaching and course design, and worked with faculty and graduate student instructors to develop syllabi and other instructional materials. Kate earned her Ph.D. in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University. At CMU, she developed and taught courses on British literature, gender studies, first-year writing, art history, and design.
Katherine Anthoine: Administrative Coordinator
Katherine is a recent graduate of Boston University’s College of Communication, where she earned a B.S. in Public Relations with a concentration in sociology. Her responsibilities at CTL include the handling logistical aspects for the CTL’s programming and major event planning, while providing support to the Center’s Director and its overall initiative. In addition, she hopes to utilize the skills gained through her past work experiences in PR and graphic design to drive the CTL’s communications practices in order to foster a greater brand awareness among faculty and graduate students on campus. When not at Boston University, Katherine enjoys staying active and spending time with her close-by family and friends, as well as raising her new puppy, Cooper.