Nancy S. Niemi comes to the CTL with 30 years’ experience in education, having recently concluded a position as Professor and Chair of the Education Department at the University of New Haven. Niemi has overseen the development of new degree programs and curriculum, and has collaborated with teaching colleagues as they develop effective and innovative pedagogies. Working with new and expert teachers of all levels as they create meaningful student learning remains a central focus of her work. Nancy has published widely about the relationships between educational excellence and professional & personal success. In particular, she is committed to fostering social equity through education. She sees her newly-created position within the CTL as evidence of Yale’s commitment to the goal of being “the research university whose faculty is most committed to teaching” and looks forward to learning how she can most effectively help the Yale community reach that goal.