Penelope Moon, director
Pen collaborates across UW and draws on prior experience as faculty administrator, tenured professor, teaching professor, adjunct instructor, and TA to foster environments in which learners and instructors can thrive. Her primary goal as CTL director is to leverage the knowledge and resources of the university and beyond to help faculty of all ranks and disciplines grow in their teaching practice. She contributes to national conversations about teaching and learning, especially digital learning, and is currently part of a research group examining the impact of online proctoring on learner performance. She especially loves teaching first-year learners and will co-teach a first-year seminar course this Autumn.
Katie Malcolm, associate director
Katie’s research focuses on a range of teaching and learning subjects that include building inclusive classes, creating accessible online courses, and assessing writing. She facilitates department-wide conversations with UW faculty members, staff educators, and graduate TAs on these and other teaching topics, and helps lead CTL’s programs for new and experienced faculty and TAs. She is an affiliate faculty member in English.
Jacob Huebsch, program operations specialist
Jake oversees and coordinates the CTL’s various programs and initiatives, facilitating cross-campus partnerships to provide support to new and experienced faculty and TAs. He draws on previous experience coordinating graduate student instructors in the English department, and leading public outreach initiatives including the Literature, Language, Culture Dialogue Series.
Mihaela Giurca, instructional consultant
Mihaela works with the UW teaching community on evidence-based online, hybrid, and on campus instruction. She has a wealth of experience teaching international students and faculty development courses, training tutors, and mentoring teaching assistants. Mihaela expands the capacity of the CTL to support departments, programs, staff, faculty, and graduate instructors in building and sustaining equity and access in online and traditional learning spaces.
Wei Zuo, instructional consultant
Wei consults with departments, programs, staff, faculty, and TAs across campus. Earning advanced degrees in economics, education, & English, Wei has also completed certificates in the Foster School of Business and Evans School for Public Affairs. She’s taught English in the UW English Language Program and New Oriental School. Wei has also taught Chinese at Seattle Pacific University and Fudan University. Wei’s research and professional experience has focused on work with international students, first-generation college students, and students from underrepresented groups. Wei expands the CTL’s capacity to work with instructors across campus on equity and diversity in teaching, learning, and mentoring.
Will Darling, communications specialist
Will develops and distributes communications content that advances the CTL’s teaching and learning initiatives. He leads the CTL team members through a communications plan rooted in bell hook’s theory of working from the margin to the center. Will comes to the CTL from a background in community organizing, visual design, journalism, and teaching.