Susan PlinerSUSAN M. PLINER, 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, Associate Director
(315) 781-3959

Ruth directs the Teaching Fellow and Q Fellow programs; 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.


Christen DavisCHRISTEN DAVIS, Associate Director of CTL for Disability Services
(315) 781-3359

Christen 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.


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 complement instruction; offers writing support to students; teaches in the First Year Seminar Program and for the Department of Writing and Rhetoric; and is the Assistant Director of First Year Seminars.


Ingrid KeeganINGRID KEENAN, Assistant Director
(315) 781-3832

Ingrid oversees the Writing Fellow and Study Mentor programs, provides writing support to students, and is the co-organizer of the First Year Writing Prize.

Jamie SlusserJAMIE SLUSSER, Disability Services Administrator & Accommodation Specialist
(315) 781-3351

Jamie oversees the day-to-day operation of the CTL office, including supervising student employees. Jamie is the first point of contact for Disability Services, and coordinates student note-takers.

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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


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