CU-CIRTL Program Director


Phone: (607) 255-2030
Address: 325 Caldwell Hall


Dr. Colleen McLinn

Colleen McLinn directs Cornell University's Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CU-CIRTL), a Graduate School initiative involving close collaboration with the Center for Teaching Innovation. As CU-CIRTL Program Director, she prepares graduate students and postdocs for successful academic careers through development of teaching, researching mentorship and other key skills. She coordinates Cornell's participation in the CIRTL Network, a group of 42 research universities collaboratively offering seminars and coursework on career preparation topics and three important themes for higher education: teaching as research, learning communities, and learning through diversity. 

Colleen's interests include helping graduate students and postdocs gain experience with strategies for innovative and evidence-based teaching and mentoring, and contributing to projects that diversify the professoriate. Dr. McLinn received a Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior from University of Minnesota and previously was an extension associate at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, where she developed online and print curriculum materials and played a leadership role in grant-funded science education efforts. In her spare time, she serves on the Advisory Board for the Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom, a project partner of the Center for Transformative Action.

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