Center for Teaching and Learning


Paul diehl Dr. Paul F. Diehl
Associate Provost, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning
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PAUL F. DIEHL is Associate Provost, Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Texas-Dallas. Previously, he was Henning Larsen Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is past President of the Peace Science Society (International) and past President of the International Studies Association. His areas of expertise include the causes of war, UN peacekeeping, and international law


Huxtable2013Dr. Karen Huxtable
Associate Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning
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Karen Huxtable began teaching in 1988, and has served as Associate Director of the UT Dallas Center for Teaching and Learning since its launch in January 2016. She also is a Senior Lecturer for the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, and has taught courses including Educational, Social, and Developmental Psychology to over 9000 students since 2000. For Behavioral and Brain Sciences she served as Teaching Support Coordinator from 2012-2015 and received the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2005 and the Seniors’ Choice Award in 2009. In 2013, Dr. Huxtable was awarded the University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award (ROTA).


Dr. Salena Brody Dr. Salena Brody
Assistant Director
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Dr. Salena Brody is an Assistant Director for the UT Dallas Center for Teaching and Learning serving the schools of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (BBS), Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication (ATEC), Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM), and Erik Jonsson School Engineering and Computer Science (ECS). Dr. Brody teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in BBS including the Psychology of Prejudice, Workplace Psychology, Social Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, and Intergroup Emotion and Social Change. Her research interests include intergroup contact, cross-group friendships, and prejudice reduction.  She co-chairs the Teaching and Mentoring committee of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) and oversees several award committees in this role. She is the SPSSI Innovative Teaching Award winner for 2018, a 2017 UT Dallas Women Leading in Diversity honoree, and was the 2017 Collin College Outstanding Professor of the Year. Dr. Brody is passionate about teaching at the intersection of history and psychology and is particularly interested in amplifying the work of historically disadvantaged and marginalized scholars in the field. Dr. Brody earned her bachelor’s degree from Boston College and her master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of California, Santa Cruz.


Dr. Salena Brody Dr. Carol Cirulli Lanham
Assistant Director
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Dr. Carol Cirulli Lanham is an Assistant Director for the UT Dallas Center for Teaching and Learning serving the schools of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences (EPPS), Arts & Humanities (A&H), Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) and the Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM). Dr. Cirulli Lanham teaches undergraduate courses in sociology including Classical Social Theory, Sociology of the Family, Sociology of Religion, Deviance, and Sex Gender and Society. She is the 2018 winner of the UT Dallas President’s Outstanding Teaching Award in Online/Blended Instruction as well as numerous school-level teaching awards. She also received the Sage Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award in 2012. Dr. Cirulli Lanham earned her undergraduate degree in government and economics at the University of Texas at Austin and her master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Texas at Dallas. 


beverly Beverly Reed
Administrative Assistant II
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Administrative Assistant, Beverly Reed, supports the Director and Associate Director, manages events and projects, and acts as liaison to process the flow of information from Faculty, CTL’s Team Leaders, Graduate Teaching Assistants, and staff to ensure the efficient day-to-day operations in the Center for Teaching and Learning. Beverly received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and has over 25 years administrative experience.