Center for Teaching and Learning


The mission of the Bryant University Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is to promote a campus culture that values teaching and learning excellence. The CTL provides the Bryant community with research-based resources, programs, and support which honor the diversity of learning, teaching, and disciplinary styles.

Center services include:

  • Individual consultation
  • Workshops
  • Seminars
  • Teaching Fellows Programs
  • Teaching and Learning Library
  • Blackboard support


Bob Shea
Assistant Vice President for Teaching and Learning

Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

Dr. Shea holds the position of Assistant Vice President  for Teaching and Learning and Director of Faculty Development. Before coming to Bryant in 2011, he worked with faculty at the University of Rhode Island (URI) to increase student learning and success. He served the University in two capacities: 1) as the Director of the Office of Student Learning, Outcomes Assessment, and Accreditation, and 2) as the Assistant Director of the Instructional Development Program.

Before his tenure at URI, Dr. Shea held the position of Dean of the First Year Experience at Pine Manor College (PMC) and served as the Director of Faculty and Leadership Curriculum Development at PMC's Center for Inclusive Leadership and Social Responsibility. At that institution Dr. Shea was, in addition, an Associate Professor of Sociology.

Dr. Shea has a strong background in faculty development, assessment, service-learning, community-based research, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. He also serves as a Teagle Assessment Scholar .

To learn more, please contact:
Bob Shea
Assistant Vice President for Teaching & Learning
Director, Center for Teaching & Learning
Phone: (401) 232-6956
Visit: Room 270B