Position title: Senior Teaching and Learning Consultant
- Ph.D., English, Ulster University, Northern Ireland; Licentiate Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Trinity College London
I am a teaching and learning consultant with a passionate commitment to making higher education fairer, more accessible and more effective for all. As a consultant, I support the process of designing and implementing courses and curricula, building the capacity of academic programs to deliver high-quality, inclusive learning experiences. I build partnerships with other educators and apply my skills and experience to help improve teaching practices through creative design and delivery of active learning and culturally responsive, student-centered instruction. My work is grounded in two decades of experience as a teacher of English language and writing, with particular emphasis on language assessment and teacher training. I received my doctorate in English from Ulster University in Northern Ireland in 2001. Prior to joining UW–Madison in 2010, I taught and trained teachers in Morocco, China, India, and the United Kingdom. I am also active in the Teaching Academy at UW–Madison, an organization which promotes, recognizes, and supports excellence in teaching and learning. The greatest joys of my work are the incredible diversity of people I have worked with, both as students and as colleagues, and seeing how my work empowers others to achieve greater success.