Kathryn Nielsen

Associate Provost and Director of Strategic Initiatives
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning


Ph.D. from Lesley University

M.A. from University of New Hampshire


Diversity and Social Justice in the Graduate School of Education and Social Policy

First Year Writing

Writing for Social Change

Public and Professional Writing

Honors- Senior Capstone

Kathryn Nielsen is the director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Her research has appeared in New Directions on Transformative Learning and The Journal of the Academy of Business Education. Formerly the Interim Director of the Writing Center and Multilingual Specialist, her undergraduate teaching has centered on the development of writers through inclusive learning practices. A member of the 2015/16 HERS cohort, Kathryn received her Ph.D. from Lesley University, where her work focused on Adult and Transformative Learning in Higher Education.