Dr. Jill Leafstedt is currently serving as Executive Director of Teaching and Learning Innovations/ Senior Academic Technology Officer for CI. In this role, Jill guides faculty in exploring and developing innovative methods of improving student learning. With a focus on meaningful outcomes, faculty that participate in Teaching and Learning Innovation Programs re-envision how learning experiences can deepen their students engagement and learning.

Dr. Leafstedt is also a Professor Education. Jill received her undergraduate degree in psychology and her Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in special education, disability and risk studies and an interdisciplinary emphasis in Cognitive Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has worked as a middle school special education teacher and was the founding coordinator of the Special Education credential program from 2003-2009

Jill’s current research interests involve examining the role of technology with regards to student learning and the examination of how faculty roles are changing due to the integration of digital tools into many aspects of teaching and learning.

I believe in risk taking.

I support failure as a pathway to success.

I believe innovation in education can happen.

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