Staff

CTE Faculty & Staff

From left to right: Rusty Smith, Adriana Streifer, Karen Connors, Lindsay Wheeler, Michael Palmer, Michelle Busby, Dorothe Bach, Elizabeth Dickens, Iris Waguespack.

The Center for Teaching Excellence team works broadly in the realm of instructional development. A sample of the varied activities we regularly engage in include the following:

  • supporting program-, department-, school-, and University-wide instructional development initiatives, including curriuculum (re)design
  • developing, implementing, administering, and assessing high-impact instructional development programs
  • providing individualized teaching consultations to faculty and graduate student instructors
  • designing and presenting interactive, evidence-based workshops
  • conducting scholarly research in educational development and/or the field of the scholarship of teaching and learning
  • teaching innovative courses in our disciplines.

For more details, please refer to the Center’s mission, values, and guiding principles statement.


Full-time Faculty & Postdoctoral Research Associates
Coming from a range of scholarly backgrounds, CTE faculty routinely cross disciplinary boundaries to provide those we work with perspectives which are creative, innovative and shaped by a variety of literatures and a culture of “play.”
   Michael Palmer Director (Chemistry) mpalmer@virginia.edu
   Dorothe Bach Associate Director (German) bach@virginia.edu
   Elizabeth Dickens Assistant Director (English) edickens@virginia.edu
   Adriana Streifer Assistant Director (English) astreifer@virginia.edu
   Lindsay Wheeler Assistant Director of STEM Education Initiatives (Chemistry) lsb4u@virginia.edu
   David Favre Postdoctoral Research Associate favre@virginia.edu
   Hannah Sturtevant Postdoctoral Research Associate hs3ep@virginia.edu

Full-time Administrative Staff
The CTE administrative team is a dynamic, out-going group dedicated to helping create exceptional experiences for all of those we work with.

   Michelle D. Busby Senior Administrative Supervisor mdianabusby@virginia.edu
   Iris Waguespack Program and Logistics Coordinator irisw@virginia.edu

 

Part-time Administrative Staff

  Briana Dandridge bed3s@virginia.edu
 

 


Undergraduate Student Assistants
   Matthew Cooper Arts & Sciences mdc2wf@Virginia.EDU
   Chris Kang Arts & Sciences ck6fd@Virginia.EDU
 

Former CTE Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Student Associates


Center Collaborations

The Center appreciates the vital collaborative work with other UVA units involved in teaching and learning. Click here for an expanded list of our collaborations.