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Welcoming Dan Sanford as new Center for Teaching and Learning director

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is pleased to announce that Dan Sanford will be joining the CTL as its new director starting in late July.

Sanford has a doctorate in cognitive linguistics from the University of New Mexico. His work in the CTL at Boise State will be built upon a broad foundation of working with faculty and other campus stakeholders to support student academic success.

Sanford spent ten years at the University of New Mexico in various capacities in the Center for Academic Program Support, including as its director.

Most recently, Sanford has been the director of Writing@Bates and the Academic Resource Commons at Bates College. In this role, he worked with faculty to support effective teaching and assessment across disciplines and to focus on learning outcomes at the course and curricular level.

Sanford played a key role in supporting the college’s transition to COVID teaching while maintaining an engaged, active, collaborative, and equitable approach to learning. He is excited to return to the environment of a large public university and to lead the Center for Teaching and Learning into the future. Sanford will also serve as an associated faculty member and teach in the undergraduate program in linguistics.

He will be relocating his family from Maine to Boise this summer and will begin full-time in the CTL at the end of July. There will be a welcome event near the start of the semester.

  • The Office of the Provost would like to thank the screening committee for a well-run and intentional search process (Donna Llewellyn (chair), Christine Bauer, Eric Jankowski, Esther Enright, Kara Brascia, Tasha Souza, and Jeremy Harper). The Provost’s office would also like to thank Teresa Focarile, who served as interim administrative director of the CTL this year.