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Invited presenter Dan Levy and Teachly software

Invited presenter Dan Lev...

Using data and technology to teach more effectively and inclusively The Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation invites you to ...
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DTEI Unveils New Learning Glass

DTEI Unveils New Learning...

The recent installation of a Learning Glass at the Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI) has faculty jumping at ...
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UCI hosts STEM Education Research Conference: SABER West

UCI hosts STEM Education ...

On January 19-20, 2019, the UCI Student Center will be full of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students who are interested ...
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A Sign of UCI’s Continued Investment in Student Success: The New Anteater Learning Pavilion

A Sign of UCI’s Continued...

After nearly two years of construction, the Anteater Learning Pavilion (ALP) opens this Fall. The building is home to two ...
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About DTEI

The Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI) is dedicated to partnering with faculty, graduate students, and postdocs to maximize students’ academic success. We accomplish this by cultivating exceptional learning environments across campus through pedagogical development opportunities focused on integrating innovative, evidence-based teaching practices. DTEI’s goals align with the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (OVPTL) and Pillar 2 and 4 of the UCI Strategic Plan:

  1. Enhance pedagogical training for faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and staff by providing and developing certification, teaching assistant training, and fellowship programs.
  2. Partner with campus researchers to collect and disseminate data on evidence-based practices that the campus community can use to improve student success.
  3. Promote the effective utilization of digital technologies by the UCI community to foster teaching innovation and enhance student face-to-face and online learning.
  4. Coordinate efforts to systematically align campus learning environments with current and emerging educational practices to maximize student success.
  5. Evaluate the impact of DTEI programs and campus learning environments on both students and instructors, utilizing assessment data to further improve teaching and learning on campus.

Our Staff

Andrea Aebersold
Danny Mann
Mathew Williams

Brian Sato

Interim Associate Dean for DTEI, Associate Teaching Professor, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

PhD, Cell Biology
(949) 824-0661

Andrea Aebersold

Director, Faculty Instructional Development


PhD, English
(949) 824-0347

Daniel Mann

Director, Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Instructional Development

PhD, Cognitive Science
(949) 824-0117

Mathew Williams

Principal Analyst, Learning Environments and Technologies

EdD, Educational Leadership
(949) 824-3717

Adrienne Williams
Megan Linos
Iain Grainger
Lorraine Villegas

Adrienne Williams

Director, Teaching and Learning Research Center

PhD, Biology
(949) 824-8691

Megan Linos

Director, Learning Experience Design & Online Education

M.S., Instructional Technology
(949) 824-9405

Iain Grainger

Director, UCI Media and OVPTL Communications

B.A., Communication Processes
(949) 824-7331

Lorraine Villegas

Administrative Assistant


B.A., History
(949) 824-3594


Kameryn Denaro

Project Scientist

PhD, Computational Science
(949) 824-1398

Janet DiVincenzo

Instructional Designer

M.A., Latin American Studies
(949) 824-1058

Rica Young

Instructional Designer

M.A., Educational Technology
(949) 824-3809

Jocelyn Liu

Digital Learning Coordinator

B.A., Education Science
(949) 824-2886


Matthew Mahavongtrakul

Postdoctoral Scholar

PhD, Biological Sciences

Mayank Verma

Program Coordinator

B.A., Film and Media Studies

Joy (Xin) Jia

Website Designer

(949) 824-1372

Florentina DuQuin

Events and Operation Coordinator

B.A., History
(949) 824-7889


Hai Truong

Marketing Strategist, Summer Session

B.A., English Literature
(949) 824-4653