Shipley Center

Romy Ruukel

Director, Shipley Center

As the Director of the Shipley Center, Romy supports BU faculty and staff with cultivating and implementing innovative ideas that improve the BU student experience. Inspired by human-centered design, adaptability and continuous improvement, she leads a team of project managers, multimedia producers and digital learning designers to accelerate the University’s educational transformation through purposeful and novel uses of technology.

She holds an M.Ed degree in human development and psychology (Harvard GSE), an MA in humanities and leadership (New College of California), and a BA in English Language and Literature (Whitman College). Throughout her career, Romy’s work and research have focused on the sociology of education, universal design for learning, and 20th-century social movements.