SUSAN K. HESS, Writing and Teaching/Learning Specialist and Assistant Director of the First Year Seminar Program
Susan provides writing and teaching consultation to faculty; offers in-class workshops to compliment instruction; develops programming to support Honors students including teaching Readers Colleges “Generating a Thesis” and “Countdown to a Thesis”; provides assessment support to faculty and departments; and teaches in the First Year Seminar Program and in the Summer Institute.
INGRID KEENAN, Program Coordinator
Ingrid Keenan is the program coordinator at CTL and one of her responsibilities is overseeing the Writing Fellow Program. Ingrid received a BA in modern languages and literatures, and MAs in Spanish literature and drama from the University of Toronto. Ingrid is a writer and theater director, and has worked with Headless Sullivan Theater in Geneva. Before moving to Geneva in 2008, she worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s documentary division for several years. Ingrid has also taught in the Department of Spanish and Hispanic Studies at HWS.
SUSAN M. PLINER, Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment & Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning
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 SHIELDS, Assistant Director
Ruth directs the Teaching Fellow Program; 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.
DAVID SILVER, Coordinator of Disability Services
David 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.
JAMIE SLUSSER, Administrative Coordinator
Jamie Slusser joins the Center for Teaching and Learning as the administrative coordinator. Jamie has worked at the Colleges since 2007, and comes to us from her most recent position in the HWS Admissions Office, where she was the visitor relations coordinator. She is a native of Naples, N.Y., and studied studio art and photography at SUNY Plattsburgh.
SAM VANN, Coordinator of Student Services
Sam directs the Study Mentor and Study Table programs; manages office scheduling and data software; provides support to faculty; acts as a liaison to athletic departments; accommodates students with disabilities testing needs; provides direct learning and study support to students; and teaches for the Summer Institute.