Susan Hillman is the founding director of the Center for the Enrichment of Teaching and Learning and full professor at the University of New England. She has taught in higher education since 1983 when she received her Ph.D. from Indiana University (IU) in Curriculum and Instruction with a minor in law (IU Law School). She has taught extensively in the areas of science pedagogy, mathematics pedagogy, school law, and curriculum and instruction. Her research interests include evolving issues in school law; the impact of university partnerships with area schools on K-12 students, primarily examining potential shifts in attitudes toward science; and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) at the university level. She has worked on interdisciplinary leadership teams involving several NSF and Title II grants.
Karl Carrigan is the Center Coordinator and a well-known face to the University of New England. Intrigued by ways that technology can be incorporated into the classroom, he is happy to explore and research hardware and software solutions that can be incorporated into the experience. He is an incredible problem-solver which when coupled with a “can-do” spirit, the sky is the limit. He has an eclectic background with a degree in theatre which he uses to act and also build sets for the Biddeford City Theatre. Together he brings so many skills and gifts to the Center in terms of his creativity, divergent thinking and an incredible willingness to help others reach the point they want to get to in incorporating technology into their pedagogy.