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CTL supports faculty in growing their teaching effectiveness, prepares graduate students to lead classrooms at SDSU and beyond, leads collaborative campus responses to emergent critical issues impacting teaching at SDSU, and elevates the visibility and priority of the instructional mission of the university.


Director, SDSU Center for Teaching & Learning

Hopkins is a scholar whose research interests include Shakespeare in Performance (especially contemporary productions and Shakespeare on film) and the relationship between performance and the production of (urban) space. His publications have appeared in journals such as TheatreForumTheatre JournalTheatre Topics, and Modern Drama, and in collections including Shakespeare After Mass MediaRematerializing Shakespeare, and The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy. His book City / Stage / Globe: Performance and Space in Shakespeare’s London is published by Routledge. He is co-editor of the essay collections Performance and the City and Performance and the Global City (Palgrave). The Performance and the City titles received the 2016 Excellence in Editing Award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). As dramaturg, Hopkins has worked with numerous writers, directors, and choreographers, including Les Waters, Tina Landau, Joe Chaiken, Robert Woodruff, Naomi Iizuka, and Chuck Mee. Hopkins is the 2011 recipient of the Elliott Hayes Award for Achievement in Dramaturgy. He is a past editor of the ATHE journal Theatre Topics. He serves as ATHE's Vice President for Research and Publications (2018-2020). He served as the Director of the School of Theatre, Television, and Film from 2012 to 2018. Hopkins holds an MFA and a PhD, both from the University of California, San Diego. Pronouns: he / him / his (Photo: Karli Cadel)


Associate Director, SDSU Center for Teaching & Learning

Allison Vaughn is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology where her research examines social relationships, stigma, and health. She values student development in undergraduate and graduate education inside the classroom and inside the lab. In her role as the Associate Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning, she helps graduate students in their teaching development with everything in between the pedagogical and the technical. She is currently supporting grad students who want to earn a Certificate in Flexible Course Design Institute as well as a Graduate Certificate in College Teaching. Finally, she serves as the College of Sciences Diversity Liaison on the SDSU Inclusion Council and as a college of sciences faculty Senator on the University Senate. 


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