Rice Center Staff

Please feel free to reach out to any of us. We are happy to talk with you about any aspect of teaching, as well as to hear your suggestions and ideas for future Rice Center events and opportunities.

Photo of Matt Carter
Associate Professor of Biology; Faculty Director, Rice Center for Teaching
Thompson Biology Lab, Rm 218
Photo of Cait Kirby
Associate Director, Center for Teaching
Sawyer Library
Photo of Joseph L. Cruz
Chair and Professor of Philosophy, Chair of Cognitive Science
Sawyer Library, Rm 503
Photo of Sarah E. Olsen
Associate Professor of Classics
Hollander Hall, Rm 153
Photo of Zachary Wadsworth
Associate Professor of Music
Bernhard Music Center
Photo of Ann Connolly
Administrative Assistant
Sawyer Library


Additionally, many offices and staff throughout campus assist faculty on specific teaching needs:

Academic Technology Services (ATS) Consultants. The Academic Technology group works to enhance the teaching, learning, and scholarly work of the College through the creative and sustainable application of technology. The ATS consultants can assist you with any aspect of using academic hardware or software.

Center for Learning in Action (CLiA). Works with faculty to cultivate and implement experiential learning opportunities in the community.

Inclusive Learning Environments (Davis Center). Can assist with aspects of inclusion in various learning environments, including universal design for learning, talking about difficult issues in class, community learning agreements, etc.

Library Liaisons. Library liaisons consult with faculty to integrate information literacy into courses, to teach library instruction sessions for courses, and to provide research assistance for students in courses.

Library Special Collection Liaisons. Special collection librarians can provide hands-on experience with rare books and archives, teaching students to critically engage with primary sources relating to coursework. They can also work with faculty to acquire relevant special collections.

Office of Accessible Education. Provides accommodations for students and promotes accessibility for all students.

Quantitative Skills Programs. Can assist with resources for courses that develop quantitative skills including providing tutors via the Math and Science Resource Center (MSRC) and the Economics Resource Center (ERC).

Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA). Museum staff partner with faculty in art and across disciplines for formal and informal learning.

Writing Center. Can provide resources and guidance for courses that include written assignments. The Writing Center has also produced an excellent page on “Resources for Teaching Writing.”