The Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation
MSE Library, Garrett Room
Johns Hopkins University
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218-2683

Directions below
tel: 410.516.7181
fax: 410.516.6229



CTEI staff expertise includes instructional design, instructional technology, educational research, software development, and graduate student professional development.


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Allon Brann, Teacher Support Specialist
BA, History, Columbia University
MA, History, Johns Hopkins University

  • Teacher training and professional development for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows
  • Classroom observations and consultations on course proposals, planning, and instructional strategies
  • Teaching career advising, including feedback on teaching statements, portfolios, and sample lessons

Phone: 410-516-0978

Allon’s Calendar


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Taina Brown, Program Specialist
BA, Women’s Studies, Agnes Scott College
MA, Humanities, Mount Saint Mary’s University

  • Project management of CTEI events
  • Marketing and communications
  • Strategic support of CTEI’s mission and values



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Amy Brusini, Senior Instructional Designer
BS, Music Education, Towson University
MS, Education, Johns Hopkins University

  • Project manager on course redesign projects
  • Effective teaching consultations and training
  • Editor and writer, Innovative Instructor Blog

Phone: 410-516-5340


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Kelly Clark, Teaching Academy Associate Director
BA, Biology and Leadership Studies, University of Richmond
MS, Education, Johns Hopkins University

  • Teaching development training and mentoring for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows
  • Consultations on resources, programs and job prospecting for future faculty preparation
  • Teaches and mentors Teaching-as-Research Fellows
  • Provides teaching internships with area college and university partners
  • Co-administrative lead for the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning

Phone: 410-516-0709


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Brian Cole, Associate Director
BA, Liberal Arts, St. Johns College

  • Clicker” and “flipped class” technologies consultation
  • Lecture recording and video hosting administration
  • Turnitin support
  • Digital media formatting and presentation consultations
  • Enterprise IT collaborations
  • Emerging technologies research

Phone: 410-516-5418


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Caroline Egan, Project Manager
BA, English, Mount Holyoke College
MA, English, Boston College
PhD, English, University of Maryland College Park

  • Supports instructional training and development for Hopkins faculty, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and staff
  • Facilitates workshops and programs for instructional development
  • Consults on pedagogical issues



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Beth Hals, Senior Instructional Technologist
MEd, Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Technology, University of Florida
BA, History, Furman University

  • Instructional technology consultations
  • Canvas training and support
  • Using instructional technology tools to cultivate engagement and collaboration




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Daria Mizza, Blended Learning Consultant
PhD, World Languages & Instructional Technology, University of Warwick
MS, Education, Johns Hopkins University

  • Consultations for blended/hybrid learning solutions
  • Consultations for innovative language teaching and learning solutions
  • Course re-design projects
  • Educational technology research



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Yvonne Moore-Jones, Program Coordinator/Administrative Manager

Phone: 410-516-7181


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Mike Reese, Associate Dean
Associate Teaching Professor, Sociology
BS, Electrical Engineering, Virginia Tech
MEd, Instructional Technology, University of Virginia
PhD, Sociology, Johns Hopkins

  • CTEI staff and operations oversight
  • Instructional design and educational technology consultations
  • Grant-funded curriculum projects
  • Educational research and program assessment

Phone: 410-516-4192
Website: Michael J. Reese, Teaching Portfolio


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Reid Sczerba, Digital Solutions Designer
BFA, Illustration, Maryland Institute College of Art
MA, Digital Art, Maryland Institute College of Art

  • Visual communication, design consultations and training
  • Multimedia development support
  • Editor, Innovative Instructor Series
  • Instructional technology consultations
  • Equipment reservations

Phone: 410-516-5198


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Richard Shingles, Pedagogy and Curriculum Design Specialist
BSc, Honors Biology, Carleton
MSc, Plant Sciences, Manitoba
PhD, Horticultural Science, Guelph BEd Science & Environmental Science, Toronto

  • Director, TA Orientation
  • Preparation for University Teaching graduate course
  • Pedagogical consultations and training

Phone: 410-516-4679


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Melo-Jean Yap, Senior Education Research Consultant
BS Physiology & BA Black Studies (now Africana Studies), San Francisco State University
MS Biology, California State University – Los Angeles
Ph.D Education, University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA)

  • Education research and assessment consultations
  • Collaborations on grant writing, implementation, and evaluation
  • “Intro to Education Research” workshop series for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students
  • Thought partner for integrating data and DE&I in research & praxis




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Candice Dalrymple, Founder of the Center for Educational Resources
(the former name of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation)

BA, European History, Bryn Mawr College
PhD, American History & Constitutional Law, University of Florida

  • Retired in June 2016


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Macie Hall, Former Senior Instructional Designer
BA, History of Art, Princeton University
MA, History of Art, Johns Hopkins University

  • Editor and writer, Innovative Instructor Blog
  • Project manager on course redesign projects
  • Effective teaching consultations and training
  • Retired in December 2018


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Cheryl Wagner, Former Program Coordinator/Admin. Manager


How to get to the CTEI


CTEI mapThe CTEI is located in the Garrett Room of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library on the Homewood Campus of the Johns Hopkins University. We are open from 9am - 5pm Monday through Friday and by special appointment.

Mailing Address:

CTEI, MSE Library, Garrett Room
Johns Hopkins University
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218-2683

Contact Information:
tel:  410.516.7181
fax: 410.516.6229