Assistant Director and Assistant Professor
Adriana Streifer joined the CTE in the summer of 2016. She co- directs and facilitates the Ignite Program, and the CTE’s graduate student development program, Tomorrow’s Professors Today. In addition, she co-developed and co-directs the CTE’s consultation program. Her educational development work focuses primarily on learning-centered course and syllabus design, enhancing peer networks and community among new and future faculty, and implementing innovative writing pedagogies, both within the humanities and across the curriculum. With colleagues Michael Palmer and Dorothe Bach, she was awarded the 2014 POD Network Innovation award for work on a rubric to assess the learner-centeredness of course syllabi. Also with Palmer and Bach, she has co-authored articles on the validity and reliability of the rubric, and on the rubric’s place in the overall assessment arc of learner-centered teaching, both published in To Improve the Academy.
Originally from California, Adriana earned her B.A. in English Literature from UCLA. She then earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in English Literature from UVa, where her research focused on the functions of Jewish characters in early modern drama. During her time in the UVa English department, Adriana taught courses on medieval and early modern literature, Shakespeare, feminism and drama, and composition courses about higher education. Before returning to UVa she was a faculty member in the Writing Program at the University of Southern California, where she developed interests in writing assignment design, and the training and mentoring of writing instructors.
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