Kyle Vitale brings his love for teaching, bold inquiry, and encouragement to his work in educational development. As Assistant Director he designs faculty programs that explore effective teaching, manages two major grant programs, develops web resources for teaching and learning, advises students, and publishes on education and his disciplinary expertise (English literature). He enjoys working with faculty across all disciplines and practicing his growing expertise in the science behind human learning and development.
Kyle holds a B.A. in English from Houghton College and a Ph.D. in Renaissance Drama from the University of Delaware, where he was instructor on record in writing and literature. Before coming to Yale he managed the NEH grant program “Teaching Shakespeare to Undergraduates” at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Kyle is co-editing the collected volume Shakespeare and Digital Pedagogy: Case Studies and Strategies (Arden Shakespeare). He is also co-creator of DIY First Folio, an interactive DH site that helps instructors teach the printing history of William Shakespeare. His essays appear and are forthcoming in Religion and Literature, Notes & Queries, Christianity and Literature, The Edinburgh History of Reading, Teaching the History of the Book, The Palgrave Handbook of Academic Professional Development Centers, Pedagogy, Chronicle for Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, and Patheos.