Gwen Gorzelsky leads TILT

The Institute for Learning and Teaching has announced Dr. Gwen Gorzelsky as its new executive director.

Gorzelsky comes to Fort Collins from Wayne State University in Detroit, where she was a tenured associate professor in the department of English and the director of the Composition Program. She has been honored by WSU with the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2006) as well as an Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award (2011).GwenGorzelsky

Gorzelsky joined CSU on Sept. 2 as tenured faculty in the Department of English.

“Dr. Gorzelsky’s experience and insights into faculty professional development, pedagogy, integrative learning, and the scholarship of teaching and learning are impressive,” said Associate Provost for Instructional Innovation Mike Palmquist. “Her dedication to excellence in teaching, her deep concern for students and instructors, and her strong record of working successfully with a wide range of stakeholders inside and outside the university is evident. We feel extremely fortunate in being able to attract a scholar and leader of such high quality and ability and we look forward to her work with TILT over the coming years.”

Gorzelsky received her M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Pittsburgh, where she also taught for seven years. Gorzelsky’s book, The Language of Experience: Literate Practices and Social Change, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in 2005, examines the relationship between literacy and change —both personal and social. She has also authored and co-authored many articles and book chapters in the field of writing and literacy.

The Institute for Learning and Teaching advances research, promotes effective practices, and provides direct support to faculty and students to improve student success at Colorado State University. It involves programs that work together to enhance learning, teaching and instructional innovation. TILT works with a wide range of programs across the University, including the Center for Advising and Student Achievement and the Transfer Student Center.