Kyle Vitale brings his love for teaching, liberal arts, and institutional history to his work in educational development. As Assistant Director for Faculty Teaching Initiatives he advises on course and curricular needs, advances faculty professional development, consults with instructors across the university, develops programs addressing effective teaching and learning, manages the Poorvu Center’s Strategic Resources and Digital Publications, advises students, and publishes on teaching, education, and his disciplinary expertise (English literature). He believes that when practiced well, educational development marries gentleness with expertise and wide teaching practice.
Kyle holds a B.A. in English from Houghton College, and an M.A. and 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. He has taught at the University of Delaware and the University of New Haven.