About DTEI

The Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI) is dedicated to partnering and fostering community with faculty, graduate students, and postdocs to maximize students’ academic success through inclusive excellence. We accomplish this by cultivating equitable learning environments across campus through pedagogical development opportunities focused on integrating innovative, evidence-based, and inclusive 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:

Pedagogical Training

Enhance pedagogical training for faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and staff by providing and developing certification, teaching assistant training, and fellowship programs.

Equity and Student Success

Partner with campus researchers to collect and disseminate data on evidence-based practices that the campus community can use to improve equity and student success.

Digital Learning

Promote equitable digital learning through evidence-based course design and utilization of digital technologies by the UCI community.

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Emerging Educational Practices

Coordinate efforts to systematically align campus learning environments with current and emerging educational practices to maximize student success.

Culture of Inquiry

Evaluate the impact of DTEI programs and campus learning environments on both students and instructors, utilizing assessment data to further improve equitable teaching and learning on campus.

DTEI Leadership

Brian Sato

Brian Sato

DTEI Associate Dean, Professor of Teaching, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

PhD, Cell Biology
(949) 824-0661
Andrea Aebersold

Andrea Aebersold

Director, Faculty Instructional Development

PhD, English
(949) 824-0347
Megan Linos

Megan Linos

Director, Learning Experience Design & Online Education

M.S., Instructional Technology
M.S., Positive Organizational Development and Change
(949) 824-9405
Daniel Mann

Daniel Mann

Director, Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Instructional Development

PhD, Cognitive Science
(949) 824-0117
Mathew Williams

Mathew Williams

Principal Research Analyst, Emerging Technology & Strategic Projects

EdD, Educational Leadership
MS, Instructional Design & Technology
(949) 824-3717
Iain Grainger

Iain Grainger

Director, UCI Media and OVPTL Communications

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

DTEI Staff

Josh Arimond

Josh Arimond

Lead Coordinator, Certificated Learning Assistants Program

M.A., Education
(949) 824-1134
Bo Choi

Bo Choi

Instructional Designer

M.A., Educational Multimedia
(949) 824-2886
Kameryn Denaro

Kameryn Denaro

Project Scientist

PhD, Computational Science
(949) 824-1398
Janet Divincenzo

Janet Divincenzo

Instructional Designer

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

Jennifer Foung

Instructional Designer

M.A., Communication, Media & Learning Technologies Design
MLIS, Masters in Library and Information Science
Shu Fen (Fannie) Tsai

Shu Fen (Fannie) Tsai

Instructional Designer

M.S., Instructional Technology
(949) 824-3809
Mayank Verma

Mayank Verma

Program Coordinator

B.A., Film and Media Studies
Sabrina Solanki

Sabrina Solanki

Academic Administrator

Phd in Education Policy
(949) 824-5118

Administrative

Arthur Aggabao

Arthur Aggabao

Admin and Business Coordinator

Division of Teaching Excellence
Admin and Business Coordinator
Division of Teaching Excellence
OVPTL Communications
UCI Media
949-824-3594

Postdoctoral Scholar

Ashley Hooper

Ashley Hooper

Postdoctoral Scholar

PhD, Urban & Environmental Planning & Policy
Matthew Mahavongtrakul

Matthew Mahavongtrakul

Postdoctoral Scholar

PhD, Biological Sciences
Veronika Rozhenkova

Veronika Rozhenkova

Postdoctoral Scholar

PhD, Social Sciences and Comparative Education