Jeanne Albert

Director of STEM Support

 
 work(802) 443-2220
 MTW 3 to 4 pm, and by appointment
 McCardell Bicentennial Hall 209

I started working at Middlebury's Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research (CTLR) in the fall of 2008 as the inaugural Director of Quantitative Skills Support (currently the Director of STEM Support). In this role I oversee the recruitment, hiring, training, and supervision of student tutors for classes in mathematics, the sciences, logic, and social science. I also work directly with students as a professional tutor for mathematics and related courses (drop-in and by appointment) and provide guidance as students assess their prior knowledge. 

Helping students learn is my passion. In addition to the activities described above, I taught my first class at Middlebury in 2005 (as a Visiting Assistant Professor) and more recently I've developed and teach two math courses each year.

Before coming to Middlebury I taught mathematics for 13 years at Castleton State College, reaching Full Professor in May, 2006, preceded by three years as Visiting Assistant Professor at Dartmouth College. In my 25—year career (so far!) as an educator I have taught more than 20 courses at all levels of the undergraduate mathematics curriculum, including courses for majors and non-majors, and have created and taught several innovative and/or interdisciplinary courses. I received my M.A. and Ph.D. in Mathematics from Dartmouth in 1992, specializing in algebraic topology. 

From 2002 to 2011 I served on the Board of Directors of the New England Faculty Development Consortium (NEFDC). A member driven organization, NEFDC presents two day-long conferences per year and provides additional resources for college and university faculty, staff, and administrators that enhance teaching and learning. I have continued to work in the area of faculty development at CTLR by organizing the Annual Pedagogy Series and co-planning our more recent series, Contemporary Teaching in the Liberal Arts, and our two-day Spring Learning Institute.