Professor of Psychology and Director of the Bryant IDEA Program
Allison Butler is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Bryant IDEA Program. Her research focuses on learning and cognition in K-12 populations, environmental influences on children, and higher education pedagogy. As a second-year Fellow, she will continue building out the CTE’s strategy, mission, and presence, while expanding the CTE’s focus on experiential learning in physical spaces.
Lecturer in Finance
Maura Dowling is a Lecturer in Finance who is interested in helping learners understand and use their metacognitive abilities. As a first-year Fellow, she will help the CTE expand and implement DEIB programming across the curriculum.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Gao Niu is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics whose research interests span Big Data, Predictive Analytics, and Actuarial Science. As a second-year Fellow, he will help expand the CTE’s capacity to promote and produce scholarship of teaching and learning, and he will continue to support annual CTE programming.
Lecturer of Marketing and Management
Mehreen Pasha is a Lecturer of Marketing and Management whose research interests lie in the field of retail management and marketing. She is also the DECA advisor. As a first-year Fellow, she will support and develop all aspects of CTE programming, including the Annual Teaching and Learning Summit.
Lecturer of English and Cultural Studies
Joan Zaretti is a Lecturer of English and Cultural Studies with teaching and research interests in world music, music education, and creativity and the arts. As a second-year Fellow, she will continue to promote designs and practices for creating an inclusive syllabus as well as options for incorporating creativity and reflection into classroom pedagogies. She will also spearhead the CTE’s outreach program to provide one on one teaching consultations and support to faculty, and help plan the Annual Teaching and Learning Summit.
Assistant Professor of Finance
Cathy Zheng is an Assistant Professor of Finance with scholarly interests in international and corporate finance. As a second-year Fellow, she will continue exploring the implementation of ethics across the curriculum, and she will guide and manage assessment by and of the CTE.