Carol WashburnManager, Teaching Support
For the past 34 years, I have been involved in various aspect of education: directing a large federal training grant; directing a professional development program for a large non-profit, providing clinical supervision to pre-service teachers, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels at the university, and designing and developing online and hybrid instructional programming and/or projects with university faculty. For twelve years I designed and taught the University Teaching Practicum, and I currently teach a series of education courses for the Allied Health Education track in the School of Dental Medicine. Most recently, I manage a wonderful team of Teaching and TA Consultants who are responsible for supporting faculty and TAs so that Pitt students will experience learning in ways that are meaningful and sustaining. I have a Master's degree in Counseling and doctorate in Instructional Design and Technology.
Joel BradyTeaching Assistant Consultant, Graduate Student Teaching Initiative
Dr. Brady earned his PhD in the Cooperative Doctoral Program in Religion at the University of Pittsburgh (2012), a Graduate Certificate in East European Studies (2012), a Masters in Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (2005), and a SLOAN-C certification in online teaching (2014). He conducts individual teaching consultations with faculty and teaching assistants, and offers pedagogy workshops, such as “Multimedia Teaching and Learning” and “Teaching with Prezi.” As Coordinator of TA Services, he supports graduate student teaching at the university, including organizing Pitt’s New Teaching Assistant Orientation. In addition to teaching Pitt’s University Teaching Practicum, a pedagogy seminar for graduate student instructors, he has taught a number of courses in Pitt’s Departments of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Religious Studies, and History, including “Religions of the West,” “East European Civilization,” and “Vampire: Blood and Empire.” His research focuses upon migrant transnationalism and religious conversion in Eastern Europe and the Americas, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
John G. RadzilowiczInstructional Designer, Teaching Support
842 Alumni Hall
John came to the University Center for Teaching and Learning with a wide range of experience over his nearly 30 years in education, including serving as the chief education officer, and chief scientist at the Carnegie Science Center, where he also directed the Teacher Excellence Academy and the Chevron Center for STEM Education and Career Development. Over his career he has also directed the professional development department for a major STEM education non-profit, and has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level for over 25 years. This includes teaching undergraduate courses in the department of Physics & Astronomy at Pitt, as well as undergraduate science, and graduate education courses, at a number of local universities.
As a Teaching & Learning Consultant, he supports faculty teaching at the University through consultations, designing and presenting training workshops, and course design and review. John is a native of the New York City area, and received his undergraduate training in physics and astronomy at Manhattan College. He earned his Ed.M. degree from the Science and the Public Program at the University at Buffalo.
Meiyi SongInstructional Designer, Teaching Support
842 Alumni Hall
As a Teaching and Learning Consultant and Instructional Designer, Meiyi designs and facilitates faculty training workshops, as well as helps faculty in curriculum design and online course design and implementation. She also trains workshop facilitators on various topics in pedagogy. Prior to joining the University Center for Teaching and Learning, Meiyi had worked as a Faculty Development Specialist for five years and an Assistant Professor of Chinese for three years at the Defense Language Institute (DLI) in California.
Meiyi is proficient in authoring tools like Captivate, which she uses to enhance learning experience. She has taught several online and hybrid faculty development courses, designed and conducted workshops that focus on pedagogy and technology integration in teaching. An example of her interactive workshops is “Using Blackboard Communication Tools to Promote Student Engagement.” She has a M.A. degree in Instructional Design and Technology from the California State University at Monterey Bay. She also has a M.S.Ed. degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of interests include: eLearning, mobile learning, team building, and game design.