Program Director

Jessica Tinklenberg is the Program Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning. Since 1998, Jessica has been an award-winning teacher for students in K-12 though graduate studies and is passionate about the potential of students to change the world for good.

Throughout her career, Jessica has published and presented nationally and internationally on active learning, student-centered course design, reflection, first year writing, and assessment. Jessica has a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion and Education from Eckerd College (FL), a Master of Divinity from United Seminary (OH), and a Ph.D. from the Florida State University.


Program Coordinator

Sara Hollar is the Program Coordinator at the CTL, and a PhD Student at Claremont Graduate University. She also supervises the LEO program and leads the CTL’s assessment and evaluation projects. Previously, Sara has held several roles across the Claremont Colleges including Assistant Swim Coach at Pomona-Pitzer, Teaching Assistant at Harvey Mudd, and Assessment and Institutional Research Associate at Scripps. She has a Master’s Degree in Social Psychology from CGU, and is working on her PHD (ABD)


Faculty Co-Director

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Warren Liu is an Associate Professor of English at Scripps College. He received both his BA and PhD degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. Warren also holds a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa. His scholarly work focuses on the intersection of aesthetic forms and race in Asian American literature and cultural productions; his most recent publications focus specifically on speculative fiction, racial futures, and temporality. At Scripps, Warren teaches courses in Asian American literature, American literature, and creative writing, and particularly enjoys teaching classes focused on reading and writing poetry. In addition to his teaching, Warren serves as Core Faculty in the American Studies Program, the Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies (IDAAS), and as a member of Claremont Graduate University’s Extended Faculty.


Faculty Co-Director

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Barbara Junisbai (PhD, Indiana University) is associate professor of Organizational Studies at Pitzer College, where she teaches courses on organizational theory, organizational culture, higher education (as part of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Prison Exchange Program), comparative politics, authoritarianism, and community-engaged research methods.  A political scientist by training, Barbara studies politics and society in Central Eurasia; her projects include analyses of elites and political opposition, the economic and political values of youth, and mass media ownership and consumption patterns.  Barbara credits her time teaching abroad in 2014-16 for inspiring a spirit of pedagogical experimentation and possibility, which she continues to cultivate alongside her amazing Org Studies students at the 5Cs.


Former Faculty Co-Director

Deborah served as Faculty Co-Director from July 2018 to June 2020.

Deborah Faye Carter is an Associate Professor of Higher Education in the School of Educational Studies at Claremont Graduate University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and her master’s and doctoral degrees in Higher Education in the School of Education at the University of Michigan. Previously, she has been a faculty member at Indiana University and the University of Michigan. Her scholarly work focuses on adjustment to college and how college experiences affect outcomes like student major choices (especially in STEM fields), persistence to graduation, and students’ graduate school choices. Recently, she has been engaged in projects studying student sense of belonging in STEM majors, faculty perceptions of their mentoring roles, and institutional environments for instructional change.

CTL Advisory Board

The CTL Advisory Board consists of faculty representatives from each of the Claremont Colleges, along with two at-large faculty board members and representatives from the Claremont Colleges Library.

  • Jennifer Armstrong (SCR)
  • Anne Dwyer (POM)
  • Shamini Dias (CGU)
  • Rebecca Halpern (Claremont Colleges Library)
  • Anna Hickerson (KGI)
  • Beth Namei (Claremont Colleges Library)
  • Emily Wiley (CMC)
  • Elizabeth Hodas (HMC)
  • Phil Zuckerman (PIT)

Our Context

The Claremont Colleges is a unique consortium of seven distinguished institutions, five undergraduate and two graduate institutions, located 35 miles from Los Angeles. Collectively, The Claremont Colleges constitute an academic community of roughly 6,000 students and 700 faculty. Each institution is autonomous, with its own students, faculty, administration, academic specialties, and educational philosophy. The adjoining institutions share a common library and other major facilities. These common resources provide students and faculty of the small individual institutions with the resources and advantages of a mid-size university.

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