Great teaching is an art — it requires a sense of purpose, persistence and a passion for excellence.
At Green Mountain College we attract great teachers who are committed to getting better at their craft all the time. Our Center for Teaching and Learning (CETL) inspires and supports best practices in teaching that promotes engaged, effective learning for all students.
In the spirit of the college’s mission of developing and sustaining healthy social and ecological relationships, we believe that good teaching is essential to the wellbeing of human and natural systems.
We invite all faculty members to explore our web resources and talk with CETL staff about how we can support excellence in teaching and learning at Green Mountain College. We look forward to seeing you in our new location in Whithey Hall in the Center for Careers, Advising, and Teaching!
Current initiatives in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning are funded by the Title III grant, Strategies for Student Success, and supported by the Davis Foundation grant, Sustainability and Student Success.
CETL Staff Directory
Dr. Heather Keith is Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Associate Professor of Philosophy, and Director of the Environmental Liberal Arts general education curriculum. She is co-author of Intellectual Disability: Ethics, Dehumanization, and a New Moral Community (2013, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell), and author of over 50 chapters, articles, presentations, and book reviews on topics ranging from education, environmental philosophy, feminist theory, Asian philosophy, and American pragmatism. When she’s not teaching, collaborating with colleagues, writing, or reading, she enjoys horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and hiking with her family.
Green Mountain College welcomes two newcomers who will bolster the College’s student advising and curriculum initiatives as part of a recent five-year $2 million grant from the U. S. Department of Education. Jennifer Keith is a curriculum development specialist who joins GMC as instructional technologist. She received her undergraduate degree in English/Writing from Shippensburg University and is working towards her masters in instructional design from Drexel University. Most recently she worked as a course developer, communications consultant, and technical writer for The Hershey Company in Hershey, Penn. In her spare time Jen loves watching British comedy panel shows, deconstructing pop culture, and putting clothes on her cat.
Christina Nash brings to her position as instructional designer experiences as a public school teacher and college instructor, as well as educational researcher from the University at Albany, SUNY, where she is currently a doctoral candidate in Curriculum and Instruction. She has taught graduate courses in curriculum development and evaluation, the exploration of learning theories, as well as more general education classes designed to familiarize undergraduates with the nuances of the education profession. Her research interests include multicultural education, teacher professional development, curriculum and instructional design, and the study of metaphor in education. Christina holds a MAT in English Language Arts from Empire State College, and a bachelor’s degree in English from Southern Vermont College. She has also done graduate work in literary theory at Goddard College. In her spare time, Christina can be found on either her sailboat on Lake Champlain, or in the Adirondack High Peaks.