• Joseph Lampert, PhD

    Interim Director and Senior Lecturer in the College / Wieboldt 317


    Joe oversees a range of programming aimed at developing the pedagogy of all teachers from across the disciplines at the University, with a special focus on initiatives in the social sciences and humanities. Among other projects, he coordinates and teaches the CCT graduate course on teaching and learning (CCTE 50000: Course Design and College Teaching), and works on several initiatives related to teaching and learning in the Core curriculum. He also regularly teaches Classics of Social and Political Thought. Prior to coming to UChicago, Joe was Assistant Professor of Political Science at Portland State University, where his teaching was honored with an Outstanding Teaching Award, and was Associate Director at the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching at Northwestern. Joe has a PhD in Political Science from Yale, where he was also a Fellow and Program Coordinator at the McDougal Graduate Teaching Center.

  • Helen Lee

    Program Coordinator, Faculty and Instructor Programs


    Helen is committed to improving the learning experiences of all students, but especially those from historically marginalized communities, through advancing educational development opportunities for instructors. In her current role at the CCT, Helen supports the pedagogical development and teaching collaborations of faculty members at the University. Previously, she served as a CCT Teaching Fellow, creating and coordinating programs and resources to address the pedagogical needs, concerns, and hopes of graduate student instructors. She brings a wealth of related experience and knowledge to her work at CCT. In addition to teaching at the University, Helen developed and led programming for community-based organizations, trained and coached K-12 educators and non-profit youth workers, and taught in public and private schools. Helen holds a M.A. in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Michigan and a M.A. in Comparative Human Development.