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James Broda, Assistant Director of Quantitative Reasoning and Lecturer in Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematics

James Broda, Assistant Director of Quantitative Reasoning and Lecturer in Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematics

Joining the Center for Learning and Teaching in Fall 2017 as Assistant Director and Lecturer in Quantitative Reasoning, James received his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma in dynamical systems, and has interests in signal processing and machine learning. He has taught at the secondary and university level, and brings experience in multiple programming languages to complement his applied mathematics background. James’s most recent scholarship has focused on employing statistical methods to study semi-stochastic processes. James will teach courses as a Lecturer in QR and Mathematics.
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Kathryn Byrnes, Director of the Baldwin Program for Academic Development, Center for Learning and Teaching

Kathryn Byrnes, Director of the Baldwin Program for Academic Development, Center for Learning and Teaching

Contact Info:
102F Kanbar Hall 207-721-5035
kbyrnes@bowdoin.edu

Kathryn Byrnes directs the Baldwin Program for Academic Development. She trains and manages a team of students who mentor their peers both individually and in groups to support and enhance skills and habits as effective learners. Kathryn meets individually with students to assign peer mentors by assessing students' strengths and areas for improvement as learners. Students work collaboratively with peer mentors to create concrete goals and plans to enhance their academic experience at the college. In addition, Kathryn leads faculty workshops on instructional design, contemplative and culturally responsive pedagogy, assessment, and inclusion.

Kathryn received her PhD in Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is the former Board President of the Mindfulness in Education Network (MiEN). She taught Education, Mindfulness and Psychology courses at Lesley University, Bowdoin College, the University of Colorado at Boulder and Colorado College and has facilitated faculty development workshops online and in person across the United States. Her research focuses on contemplative pedagogy, theory, and practice in higher education, and has been published in several journals and edited books.

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Lisa Flanagan, English for Multi-Lingual Students Advisor, Center for Learning and Teaching

Lisa Flanagan, English for Multi-Lingual Students Advisor, Center for Learning and Teaching

Contact Info:
102B Kanbar Hall 207-725-3056
lflanag2@bowdoin.edu

Lisa provides one-on-one tutoring for students for whom English is not a native language. She helps students with understanding assignments and with reading strategies, grammar, outlining, revising and editing, and the conventions of scholarly writing. Tutoring is available by appointment Mondays 8:30-4:00 PM and Wednesday/Friday 8:30-5:00 PM in the Center for Learning and Teaching, Kanbar 102. Beginning Fall, 2016 Lisa will be serving as interim director of the Baldwin Center for Academic Development, leading the Academic Peer Mentoring program and working one-on-one with students looking to strengthen their academic experience here at Bowdoin.

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Eric C. Gaze, Director of the Quantitative Reasoning Program, Center for Learning and Teaching; Chair, Center for Learning and Teaching; Lecturer, Mathematics

Eric C. Gaze, Director of the Quantitative Reasoning Program, Center for Learning and Teaching; Chair, Center for Learning and Teaching; Lecturer, Mathematics

Contact Info:
301 Kanbar Hall 207-725-3135
egaze@bowdoin.edu

Eric Gaze directs the Quantitative Reasoning (QR) program at Bowdoin College, is Chair of the Center for Learning and Teaching, and is a Lecturer in the Mathematics Department.  He is the current President of the National Numeracy Network (NNN 2013 – 2017), and a past chair of SIGMAA-QL (2010-12).  He writes a column, Ratiocination, for the NNN website:  http://serc.carleton.edu/nnn/columns.html , and has a QR textbook published with Pearson, Thinking Quantitatively: Communicating with Numbers, with blog https://thinkingquantitatively.wordpress.com/ .  Eric has given talks and led workshops on the topics of QR Across the Curriculum, Creating a QR Entry Point Course, Writing with Numbers, QR Assessment, and Running a QR Program; and has served on review teams of QR programs. Eric is the Principal Investigator for a NSF TUES Type I grant (2012-14), Quantitative Literacy and Reasoning Assessment (QLRA) DUE 1140562. This collaborative project builds on Bowdoin College's QR instrument which is used for advising purposes and is available to interested schools. Prior to coming to Bowdoin, Eric led the development of a Masters in Numeracy program for K-12 teachers at Alfred University as an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Education.  Faculty Page

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Meredith McCarroll, Director of Writing and Rhetoric and Director of the First-Year Seminar Program, Center for Learning and Teaching; Lecturer in English

Meredith McCarroll, Director of Writing and Rhetoric and Director of the First-Year Seminar Program, Center for Learning and Teaching; Lecturer in English

Contact Info:
102E Kanbar Hall  207-721-5056
mmccarro@bowdoin.edu

Meredith joined the Center for Learning and Teaching and Bowdoin in Fall 2015 in the newly created position of Director of Writing and Rhetoric, and was also appointed Director of the First-Year Seminar Program. She works in conjunction with the Writing Project and English for Multi-Lingual Speakers, with a special emphasis on supporting faculty. Meredith leads workshops for both faculty and students throughout the year, and will work individually with students on Honors projects and presentations. In addition to work on Writing, Meredith is a scholar of American Literature and Film. Her book Unwhite: Appalachia, Race, and Film (University of Georgia Press) is forthcoming. Meredith is involved with Society for the Study of Southern Literature and Appalachian Studies Association. She teaches English 1060, and will teach English 1036, "The South on Page and Screen" in Fall, 2016.

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Kathleen O'Connor, Director of the Writing Project, Center for Learning and Teaching; Lecturer, Education

Kathleen O'Connor, Director of the Writing Project, Center for Learning and Teaching; Lecturer, Education

Contact Info:
102D Kanbar Hall  207-725-3760
koconnor@bowdoin.edu

Kathleen has been teaching for many years--since serving as an undergraduate language teaching fellow in college. Throughout graduate school and for seven years at Bowdoin, she taught courses in German language and literature. Retaining her focus on language and teaching, she founded the Bowdoin Writing Project in 1994 and serves as its director. She teaches a seminar for peer Writing Assistants, "Teaching Writing:  Theory and Practice" (Education 251).  Faculty Page

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Tammis Donovan, Administrative Coordinator, Center for Learning and Teaching

Tammis Donovan, Administrative Coordinator, Center for Learning and Teaching

Contact Info:
Kanbar 102G  207-725-3006
tdonovan@bowdoin.edu

Tammis is the Administrative Coordinator for the Center for Learning and Teaching. She oversees the day-to-day operations of the Center's programs and events, and is available to answer general questions about what the Center has to offer. Stop by and say hello! Previously the long-time academic department coordinator for the Classics, Russian and the German Departments, she arrived at Bowdoin in 1999 and has been with the CLT since 2015.

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