About Us

Founded in 2017, the Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) supports Cornell University teaching community members, from teaching assistants and postdoctoral fellows, to lecturers, to professors, with a full complement of individualized services, programs, institutes, and campus-wide initiatives. We do this through confidential developmental consultations across the academic career span, roles, and disciplines. In addition to instructors, we team with departments, schools and colleges, and related units to create and sustain multicultural, rigorous, and vibrant learning environments. To catalyze academic innovation, our team brings a deep knowledge of educational research on teaching, learning, and technologies along with a spirit of curiosity and collaboration. The CTI reports to Julia Thom-Levy, vice provost for academic innovation and professor in physics.

Our Commitment to Antiracism

In these extraordinary times, we explicitly confirm our steadfast commitment to accelerate Cornell University’s actions to be an inclusive institution.  We embrace the responsibility of ongoing internal critical reflection, dialogue, and action as individuals and as a center. And, we support the Cornell teaching community (our faculty, staff, and students) in their efforts to act as antiracists in creating and sustaining inclusive teaching and learning environments. Collectively, we strive towards equity and a system of higher education that is antiracist.


A Message from the Executive Director 

Photo of executive director

The 2019-2020 academic year has been an astonishing one. We welcomed new and returning students, faculty, and staff in the fall and then ushered many of them home again in the early spring due to COVID-19.

This summer and fall we will continue to offer innovative, evidence-driven approaches to teaching and learning across a flexible array of student-centered learning environments and pedagogical scenarios.

Highlights include:

As always, we look forward most to supporting your teaching and learning development goals across disciplines, environments, and (if need be) time zones. Please be in touch!

All best wishes on behalf of the CTI Team,


Mathew L. Ouellett, Executive Director

Learn More About the CTI

To learn more about the CTI, please see our: