Staff

Penelope Adams Moon, CTL directorPenelope Moon, director
penmoon@uw.edu
206-543-2957
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, CTL instructional consultantKatie Malcolm, associate director
kmalc@uw.edu
206-221-8503
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.


Mihaela Giurca, instructional consultant
mihaela@uw.edu
206 543-6588
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.


Tikka Sears, CTL instructional consultantTikka Sears, instructional consultant
tikka@uw.edu
206 543-6588

Tikka is director of Theater for Change UW and artistic director of Memory War Theater. As a theater director and teaching artist, she creates original works fusing oral history, Theater of the Oppressed, physical theater, and community-based performance. She uses oral history projects as a way to solicit community voices and is dedicated to storytelling that amplifies marginalized voices. Tikka was a Fulbright Artist grantee in Indonesia and has received performing arts grants from the US Embassy, the American-Indonesian Exchange Foundation, Artist Trust, the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Humanities Washington and 4Culture.


Wei Zuo, CTL instructional consultantWei Zuo, instructional consultant
weizuo@uw.edu
206-616-2505
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.