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Catherine E. Ross

Catherine E. Ross

Catherine E. Ross


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

Associate Director

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

2014-2015 TLC Faculty Fellow

Ulrike Wiethaus, Professor, Religion and American Ethnic Studies

Ulrike Wiethaus

Ulrike Wiethaus

Ulrike currently holds a joint appointment as full professor in the Department of Religion and American Ethnic Studies, and is a 2013 Community Solutions Fellow with the Institute for Public Engagement at Wake Forest University. Her work as a TLC faculty fellow involves the study of contemplative traditions, especially in the history of Christianity. She is also teaching two related courses, FYS: Contemplative Traditions, and REL 367: Christian Mysticism.

2014-2015 TLC Advisory Committee

Kyle Denlinger, ZSR Library (Chairperson)

Adam Friedman, Education

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

Angela King, Chemistry (Division V) (Term ends 2016)

Sol Miguel-Prendes, Romance Languages (Division II) (Term ends 2015)

Veronice Miles, School of Divinity

Ellen Miller, Anthropology (Division IV)

Anthony Parent, History (Division I) (Term ends 2016)

Wendy Parker, School of Law

Jonathan Pinder, Schools of Business

Catherine Ross, Director, Teaching and Learning Center

Christina Soriano, Theatre and Dance (Division III)

Rebecca Thomas, Dean’s Office

Kristi Verbeke, Teaching and Learning Center