2020 Center for Teaching Excellence Faculty Fellows

The Center for Teaching Excellence and Provost Glenn Sulmasy J.D. LL.M. are pleased to announce the inaugural group of CTE Faculty Fellows. Their work will span the Academic Years 20-21 to support Bryant’s mission of academic excellence. See the full announcement here.

Ilisabeth Bornstein

Ilisabeth Bornstein is a Lecturer in Legal Studies and Pre-Law Advisor. Her teaching interests include Law, Writing, Legal Analysis, and Legal Ethics. In addition to helping the Center develop sustainable programming, Liz will continue to coordinate the growing Curated Class Feedback program.

Ella Browning

Ella is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Cultural Studies and Coordinator of the Writing Workshop. Her teaching interests span a broad range of topics, from composition and rhetoric to disability studies and feminist theory. She is helping faculty create and assess writing-based assignments in online and hybrid classroom settings.

Maryella Gainor

MaryElla Gainor is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accounting. She brings extensive real-world experience into the classroom. Her areas of teaching interest include active and experiential learning, flipping the classroom, and innovation in the classroom. She is sharing her practices in creating interactive teaching and learning experiences.

Rich Holtzman

Rich Holtzman is an Associate Professor of Political Science and the Coordinator of the Political Science Program. He teaches courses in American politics and the First-Year Gateway Program. He has published articles on teaching and learning, with specific interests in the development of active learning exercises and constructivist teaching.

Michael Roberto

Michael Roberto is a Professor and Trustee Professor of Management, Director of the Center for Program Innovation, a co-founder of Bryant's IDEA Program, and recipient of numerous awards for his teaching. Mike is interested in using peer feedback and classroom observation techniques to strengthen pedagogies and classroom dynamics.

Hakan Saraoglu

Hakan Saraoglu is a Professor in the Department of Finance. He teaches international financial management and investments courses. His research interests are in international finance, portfolio management, financial modeling, and machine learning applications in finance.

About the CTE Fellows Program

CTE Faculty Fellows support Bryant’s mission of Academic Excellence by increasing the capacity of the CTE to carry out existing and expanded activities while engaging in professional development in collaboration with faculty colleagues. Through inquiry and exploration of new pedagogical practices in their own classes, they create new educational development opportunities and resources to support teaching excellence among colleagues. See full program details here