Title: Educator Developer - Academic Specialist
Department: Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation (CTLI)
Bio: Dr. Ellie Louson (she/her) is a Learning Designer and Academic Specialist at MSU’s Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation. She leads the Spartan Studios project where she works with faculty members to design interdisciplinary, experiential courses with community partnerships. She is also the co-Faculty Mentor for the CTLI grad fellowship, and is an experienced facilitator for MSU educators and academic units.
Ellie earned her bachelor’s degrees from Bishop’s University, her master’s degree in the History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Toronto, and her Ph.D. in Science & Technology Studies at York University. She is part of the teaching faculty at Lyman Briggs College, MSU, where she teaches courses in the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science. Her research interests include wildlife films’ representation of animal behavior and interdisciplinary, experiential teaching and learning. Her teaching, research, and learning design backgrounds have taught her the value of interdisciplinarity, storytelling, and engagement for higher education.
Ellie is originally from the Montreal area and plays in a rock band.
- Classroom Response Systems & Pedagogies
- Experiential Learning (Spartan Studios)
- Facilitating Class Discussions
- Syllabus Best Practices
- Self-Assessment, Reflection, and Inner Feedback
- Teaching Center Fellows