The Center for Teaching and Learning

About the Center for Teaching and Learning

Located in Greywood 105, The Center for Teaching and Learning began in 2014 with support from a Mellon Foundation Planning Grant and a generous contribution by Daniel Kemp, a 1958 Reed alumnus and retired Chemistry professor at MIT.

The Center is directed by a Reed faculty member in 2-year terms with support from a program manager and a faculty advisory council.

We welcome your suggestions for new programs and feedback on current initiatives. Please contact us at

Current Director

Tamara Metz
Associate Professor of Political Science and Humanities and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning
Greywood 117, 503-777-7299

Program Manager

Jessika Chi
Program Manager for Institutional Diversity
Eliot 312, 503-517-5065

Advisory Council

Kara Cerveny, Biology
Jay Dickson, English
Libby Drumm, Spanish
Kate Duffly, Theatre
Doug Fix, History
Margot Minardi, History
Kathy Oleson, Psychology
Angélica Osorno, Mathematics
John Rork, Economics
Dustin Simpson, English


The Center houses a comfortable lounge, technology-ready conference room, and a growing lending library of relevant books concerning pedagogy and student learning.

The conference/meeting room is available to reserve for faculty and staff meetings. Please contact Libby Drumm to make a reservation.