About Us

Elizabeth O'Connor Chandler

Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

Elizabeth O'Connor Chandler

Elizabeth Chandler has been designing teaching programs for over a decade at the University of Chicago. Drawing upon her own experience teaching European cultural history, she has directed the National Institutes on Issues in Teaching and Learning, the Midwest Faculty Seminar, the Chicago Teaching Program and the Summer Seminars. Email Elizabeth.

Chelsie Ruge

Assistant Director

Chelsie Ruge

Chelsie joined the Center for Teaching and Learning in 2011 after completing the Master’s of Arts Program in the Humanities at the University of Chicago. She is responsible for planning, research, and communications for the Center’s programs as well as Center operations. Prior to joining the Center, Chelsie worked as a teacher at the high school and college levels. 773.834.4439 Email Chelsie.

Brady Smith

Research Assistant

Brady Smith

Brady Smith is a PhD student in the Department of English at the University of Chicago. He joined the Center for Teaching and Learning in the summer of 2011, and handles research, writing and communications for the Midwest Faculty Seminars. Email Brady

Chandani Patel

Higher Education Fellow

Chandani Patel

Chandani is a PhD student in the Comparative Literature Department at the University of Chicago. She joined the Center for Teaching and Learning in 2012, and is working on developing new teaching and professional development programs for graduate students. Email Chandani