New Faculty Co-Directors for the Center for Teaching and Learning

Posted: March 21, 2018

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Professors Mary Hatcher-Skeers and Deborah Faye Carter as faculty co-directors for the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) effective July 1, 2018, succeeding founding director Darryl Yong and working with Jessica Tinklenberg, Staff Director for the CTL.

The mission of the Claremont Colleges Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is to support faculty in their pursuit of teaching excellence so as to promote the intellectual and personal growth of all students at the Claremont Colleges. The CTL accomplishes this mission by: (1) promoting a faculty culture of life-long learning and commitment to effective and excellent teaching, (2) enabling and supporting faculty to learn about, implement and advance evidence-based, student-centered, inclusive teaching and learning practices and technologies in every stage of their careers, and (3) building institutional capacity for supporting excellence in teaching and learning.

Mary Hatcher-Skeers is the Sidney J. Weinberg, Jr. Chair in Natural Sciences and Professor Chemistry for the W.M. Keck Science Program of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges.  Mary engages in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and is interested in finding ways to create more inclusive science classrooms. She also has extensive experience working with first-generation and students of color through the Scripps College Academy and First Generation @Scripps Program.  Mary’s term as faculty co-director will be for 3 years.


Deborah Faye Carter is an Associate Professor of Education in the School of Educational Studies at Claremont Graduate University. The CTL stands to benefit a great deal from Deborah’s research expertise in access and educational equity issues in higher education.  For example, she has studied how college experiences affect outcomes such as student major choices, persistence to graduation, and students’ graduate school choices. Deborah’s term as faculty co-director will be for 2 years.


Both Mary and Deborah are excellent teachers, collaborators, and communicators.  We very much look forward to their leadership roles as faculty co-directors for the Center for Teaching and Learning.

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