Victoria Hallinan works with faculty and other Yale constituents to reflect upon and enhance teaching across the university. While she is trained as a Cold War and cultural historian, Victoria works to address both the specific needs of scholarly disciplines and to incorporate best pedagogical practices based on the research of teaching and learning. To this end, she designs and runs programming to encourage pedagogical experimentation and conducts individual and departmental level consultations and observations.
Victoria received a BA in Cultural History and Musicology from Boston University, an MA in Comparative History from Brandeis University, and a PhD in World History from Northeastern University. She most recently served as Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Director of Liberal Studies at The Boston Architectural College where she worked to revise gateway writing and research courses and create a better support system for first-year graduate and undergraduate students. Victoria taught writing, research and history courses at The Boston Architectural College, Boston University, Southern New Hampshire University, and Northeastern University, and brings these experiences and her educational development research to bear in her work with the Faculty Teaching Initiatives team.