A key component of CATT's mission is to provide resources and support to the campus community. Our Teaching Transformation team provides instructional and pedagogical support to help ensure you are equipped to create classroom experiences which promote student success.
If you have a question related to your teaching, our learning designers are happy to assist you. Please click the button below to request assistance, and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.
Once you submit a request for instructional support, our team will ensure that you are connected with an expert that is ready to address your questions related to instruction and pedagogy.
Get to know some of our team members that you could be working with below!
My areas of expertise lie in survey design, quantitative methodology, workshop design, EDI pedagogy, mentoring, online teaching and learning, and TA training. I am proficient in SPSS, Formstack, the UB Learns Blackboard interface, and video editing software such as Panopto and HitFilms Express.
I am a UB Lifer, as I have received my BA in Psychology, my Master’s degree in Educational Psychology and Quantitative Methods, my two advanced graduate certificates in Applied Statistical Analysis and International Education Data Analysis,and my PhD in Educational Psychology and Quantitative Methods from UB. In my free time, you'll find me adventuring around the Buffalo area with my family, or spending quality time at home with my cats.
Although I have an advanced degree in Educational Technology obtained from UB, I feel my work allows me to continue my growth as a Learning Designer.
I am a strong believer that educators learn best from likeminded individuals who are passionate about teaching, so much so that I created a community of practice (CoP) entitled UBTaLCK, Teaching and Learning Community of Knowledge. Founded in 2018, UBTaLCK is a grassroots CoP made up of approximately 100+ UB faculty and instructional support staff who come together to discuss, share, and learn pedagogical strategies from each other. If you are interested in joining UBTaLCK, please complete this form. We would love you to share your teaching ideas, strategies, and techniques. We can use this opportunity to increase our knowledge together.
Outside of work, I love traveling with my four children (two of which are adults now) and my husband. We are constantly looking for our next adventure. In my home life and work life ideas are always welcomed! There is always room for learning.
Before joining CATT, I was a Curriculum Coordinator in the Office of Medical Curriculum at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. At the Jacobs School, I also served as the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Executive Chief Proctor. Additionally, I was a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Curriculum Inventory Committee.
I have extensive experience with online learning, curriculum development and mapping, managing day-to-day course operations, and providing direct support to students. My primary interest is in educational technology and leveraging it to support student learning and optimize instructor workflow. I enjoy collaborating with instructors throughout the planning, delivery, and evaluation of their courses. I believe teaching should be an iterative process that follows evidence-based theories and methods to continually improve our students’ learning experience.
Outside of work, you can find me with my family as we explore all Western New York has to offer. If you have a dog, I will probably ask you to show me pictures.
I collaborate with faculty, students, university departments and community agencies to develop equitable and inclusive pedagogical strategies to build compassionate, rigorous, and supportive learning environments.
I have advanced degrees in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Illinois at Chicago and in Bilingual, ESL, and Multicultural Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Previous to my position as a learning designer, I was an adult education English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) instructor in Massachusetts for numerous years. Most recently in a grant-funded community program in Springfield, MA. I appreciated, loved and valued learning from, listening to, and teaching my students. Each of their stories further instilled in me the strength education has for growth, opportunity and emotional, mental, and social well-being.
When I’m not supporting instructors, I enjoy time exploring and going on adventures with my wife and three young children.
I was Professor of History at Bard Early College in Cleveland, Ohio, and had additional assignments as an Adjunct Professor at SUNY Buffalo State College, SUNY Erie Community College, and Villa Maria College. I am excited at the prospect of using my experience as faculty to help support quality instruction here at UB.