Susan HessSUSAN K. HESS, Writing and Teaching/Learning Specialist and Assistant Director of the First Year Seminar Program
(315) 781-3787

Susan provides writing and teaching consultation to faculty; offers in-class workshops to compliment instruction; develops programming to support Honors students including teaching Readers Colleges “Generating a Thesis” and “Countdown to a Thesis”; provides assessment support to faculty and departments; and teaches in the First Year Seminar Program and in the Summer Institute.


Ingrid KeeganINGRID KEENAN, Program Coordinator
(315) 781-3832

Ingrid Keenan is the program coordinator at CTL and one of her responsibilities is overseeing the Writing Fellow Program. Ingrid received a BA in modern languages and literatures, and MAs in Spanish literature and drama from the University of Toronto. Ingrid is a writer and theater director, and has worked with Headless Sullivan Theater in Geneva. Before moving to Geneva in 2008, she worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s documentary division for several years. Ingrid has also taught in the Department of Spanish and Hispanic Studies at HWS.

Susan PlinerSUSAN M. PLINER, Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment & Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning
(315) 781-3354

Susan manages initiatives across the CTL; represents the CTL on issues of teaching, learning, and faculty development; provides consultation to faculty and departments; and is an Assistant Professor in the Education Department and Social Justice Studies Program.


Ruth ShieldsRUTH SHIELDS, Assistant Director
(315) 781-3959

Ruth directs the Teaching Fellow Program; oversees the oral communication programs; collaborates with faculty, deans, and staff to support student learning; oversees the Senior Symposium; and assists in the daily operations of the CTL office.


David SilverDAVID SILVER, Coordinator of Disability Services
(315) 781-3140

David oversees all aspects of disability services; provides direct support to students with disabilities; provides information and support to faculty accommodating students with disabilities; develops and manages documentation guidelines, processes, and review; and collaborates with offices across campus on disability related issues.


Jamie SlusserJAMIE SLUSSER, Administrative Coordinator
(315) 781-3351

Jamie Slusser joins the Center for Teaching and Learning as the administrative coordinator. Jamie has worked at the Colleges since 2007, and comes to us from her most recent position in the HWS Admissions Office, where she was the visitor relations coordinator. She is a native of Naples, N.Y., and studied studio art and photography at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Sam VannSAM VANN, Coordinator of Student Services
(315) 781-3060

Sam directs the Study Mentor and Study Table programs; manages office scheduling and data software; provides support to faculty; acts as a liaison to athletic departments; accommodates students with disabilities testing needs; provides direct learning and study support to students; and teaches for the Summer Institute.


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Center for Teaching and Learning
Rosensweig Learning Commons, Library
Phone: (315) 781-3351
Fax: (315) 781-3862
Email: ctl@hws.edu

Upcoming Events

Senior Symposium
April 17, 2015