Matthew Trevett-Smith is director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, and adjunct instructor of Communication. With a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology, his teaching interests focus on digital fluency and internet-based communication. As director, he oversees the CTL’s programming and offerings for faculty and graduate students, helping them develop foundational teaching skills and explore new ideas in teaching and learning. He also consults regularly with BU faculty and administrators about pedagogical issues, seeking to nurture a university culture of innovation and create rich, active classroom environments that support meaningful learning. He has been particularly effective in leading wide-ranging efforts to convene, support, and facilitate faculty learning communities – self-selecting groups of faculty who gather to pursue particular ideas or experiments in teaching and learning. His research focuses on engaging learners with technology, leveraging digital media in educational development, and social pedagogies. Matthew was also host and founder of an educational development Podcast.
Sr. Associate for Research & Evaluation
Nick Wilson 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.
Learning Experience Designer
As a Learning Experience Designer, Jean Otsuki 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.
Katherine Sullivan joined the Center for Teaching and Learning as the administrative coordinator in April 2016. New to higher education, Katherine hopes to use her past work experience with The Kraft Group, and her interest in the evolution of education, to assist in making the CTL a necessary staple within the BU community. Katherine handles the logistical planning for the CTL’s major programs and events, while providing support for the CTL’s Director and its overall initiative. Katherine received her B.A. in Sociology, with a minor in Visual Arts, from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. When not at BU, Katherine enjoys spending time with her large extended family, going to the beach, baking and painting.
Open Learning Experience Designer position (focus: Technology-Enabled Active Learning). Position will join the CTL as we shape the future of learning and redefine higher education at a 21st century private research university. Are you interested in joining the CTL team? Please visit the BU HR recruiting website for information on how to apply for this LED position.
Open Learning Experience Designer position (focus: General Education). Position will promote teaching excellence and innovation, fosters student learning, and builds community at BU, with a focus on the CTLs General Education (BU Hub) programs and services. Are you interested in joining the CTL team? Please visit the BU HR recruiting website for information on how to apply for this LED position.
Open Administrative Coordinator position (focus: General Education & STEM Education). Position will work closely with the CTL Director, CTL Staff, CTL STEM Education Faculty Director (to be named), BU faculty, graduate students, departments, and schools to provide targeted administrative and budgetary support around General Education (BU Hub) and STEM Education initiatives. Are you interested in joining the CTL team? Please visit the BU HR recruiting website for information on how to apply for this position.