Choose your path. Make your mark.

The Center for Teaching and Learning partners with faculty to inspire, enrich, and innovate Berkeley’s collective practice and pursuit of teaching excellence.

In pursuing this mission, we provide pedagogical and assessment expertise from course to curriculum by...

  • Working with senate and non-senate faculty, departments, and co-curricular units to advance best practices in all aspects of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
  • Sharing knowledge of evidence-based, student-centered, and outcomes-guided pedagogy.
  • Helping improve the quality of education; providing expertise and build collective knowledge in teaching and learning; and leveraging resources and opportunities for faculty enrichment.
  • Promoting iterative experimentation and transformation across curriculum to enhance student learning and engagement.
  • Supporting a diversity of teaching styles that recognize the diversity of learning styles, responding to the differences in learning styles, and creating an inclusive learning environment.
  • Bringing together and building dialogues and mutually beneficial partnerships and cross-functional teams.
  • Recognizing and valuing teaching excellence; making high quality pedagogy visible; and rewarding faculty for their contributions to teaching and learning.

The Center for Teaching and Learning works closely with a board of faculty advisors, affiliated partners, and academic partners. As of August 1,  2017, CTL aligned with Educational Technology Services (ETS), Research IT, and Digital Learning Services into a new organization Research, Teaching, and Learning under the leadership of Shawna Dark, Chief Academic Technology Officer. Read more


Terry Johnson, Associate Teaching Professor
Faculty Director

Sarah Pickett, Ph.D.
Senior Consultant

Marisella Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Senior Consultant

Affiliated Consultants

  • Andy Peterson, MAEd, Senior Consultant, Learning Design and Technology, Berkeley Social Welfare
  • Michelle Douskey, PhD, Chemistry - Co-facilitator, Lecturer Teaching Fellows Program
  • Catherine Halversen, PhD, Senior Program Director, Center for Leadership in Science Teaching
  • Ryan Sloan, MFA, MA, College Writing Programs - Co-facilitator, Lecturer Teaching Fellows
  • Amy Scharf, PhD, Director, Faculty and Departmental Diversity Initiatives - Division of Equity and Inclusion(link is external) 
  • Lynn Tran, PhD, Senior Research Director, Center for Leadership in Science Teaching

Faculty Advisors

  • Anne Baranger, Adjunct Professor, Chemistry - Faculty Assistant for Teaching and Learning
  • Sara Beckman, Senior Lecturer, Haas Business School
  • Crystal Chang Cohen, Lecturer, Political Science
  • Serena Chen, Professor, Psychology - Faculty Director, Berkeley Undergraduate Teaching Collegium
  • Julia Fawcett, Associate Professor, TDPS
  • Glynda Hull, Professor, Education - Chair, Academic Senate's Committee on Teaching
  • Bob Jacobsen, Professor, Physics - Dean, Undergraduate Studies, College of Letters and Science

Contact Us

114 Hearst Memorial Gym
Berkeley, CA 94720
Directions to office