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Catherine E. Ross

Catherine E. Ross

Catherine E. Ross

Exeutive Director

336-758-4559 or


  • University of Texas at Austin Ph.D., Russian /Foreign Language Teaching
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison M.A., English/Teaching English as a Second Language
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison M.A., Slavic Languages and Literature
  • University of Delaware, Newark B.A., Russian and Spanish


  • Ross, C. (2008). Book review, Inside the Undergraduate Experience. Catharine Hoffman Beyer, Gerald Gillmore and Andrew Fisher 
(Anker, 2007). In International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Volume 2, Number 2, July 2008.
  • Ross, C. and J. Dunphy, Eds. (2007). Strategies for Teaching Assistant and International Teaching Assistant Development: Beyond Microteaching. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Ross, C. (2006) “From Complaints to Communication”, ITA Volume, TESOL Case Studies Series, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Alexandria, Virginia.
  • Ahluwalia, S. (Producer), C. Ross & K. Barker (2001). Respect on the Line.

Kristi Verbeke

Kristi Verbeke

Kristi Verbeke

Director of Educational Development

Kristi joined the TLC Wake Forest staff in 2012. Prior to coming to Wake Forest, she worked for Wayne State University’s Office for Teaching and Learning in Detroit, MI for over 10 years and served as the Acting Director for 5 years. Kristi’s educational background is in Psychology (B.S.) and Instructional Technology (Ph.D. and M.Ed). She has taught several classes in both Psychology and Education, both at the graduate and undergraduate level. She has also taught fully online courses.

Kristi loves to explore all aspects of teaching and learning, but especially enjoys helping faculty integrate more active/engaging strategies, technology, and metacognition into their courses.

Contact Kristi at 336-758-2308 or

Deborah W. Snyder

Administrative Coordinator

Deborah Snyder has been the Administrative Coordinator of the Teaching and Learning Center since 2001.  She earned a B.A. from Indiana University at Bloomington, Indiana, and an M.L.I.S. from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Contact Deborah at 336-758-4587 or

2017-2018 TLC Faculty Fellows

Eric M. Ekstrand

Eric M. Ekstrand



Eric M. Ekstrand, Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of English



Elisabeth Whitehead

Elisabeth Whitehead



Elisabeth Whitehead, Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of English

2017-2018 TLC Committee

Scott Baker, Education, Division IV (Term ends 2020)

Lynn Book, Theatre and Dance, Division III (Term ends 2020)

Christopher Copeland, School of Divinity (Term ends 2019)

Amanda Foster, ZSR Library (Term ends 2020)

Adam Friedman, Education

Alyssa Howards, German and Russian, Division II (Chairperson) (Term ends 2018)

Bradley Jones, Dean of the Graduate School, Reynolda Campus, and
Professor of Chemistry

Sarah Mason, Mathematics, Division V (Term ends 2019)

Christian Miller, Philosophy, Division I (Term ends 2019)

Ellen Murphy, School of Law

Jonathan Pinder, Schools of Business

Kristi Verbeke, Teaching and Learning Center