Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

About The CITL Staff

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning operates under the direction of the Assistant Vice President for Faculty Affairs in Academic Affairs. 

  • Bethany Nelson

    Bethany Nelson, Senior Theatre Educator-in-Residence, Performing Arts

    Office: Tufte 703. E-Mail:
    Dr. Nelson teaches in the area of theatre education, and supervises the field work of students pursuing Massachusetts licensure as teachers of Performing Arts. She teaches in the areas of theatre education, playmaking, and multicultural education at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She has taught drama and theatre K-12 in urban, suburban, and rural settings, and her research interests are focused on using Applied Drama and Theatre for meeting best practice in multicultural education with at-risk urban youth. She has taught 80 students in introductory classes as well as small seminar courses and intensives in a variety of subjects.

  • Daniela Kukrechtova

    Daniela Kukrechtova, Adjunct Faculty, Writing, Literature & Publishing

    Office: Transportation Building 220. Email:
    Daniela has been teaching gateway and advanced literature courses in American literature at Emerson College for over 8 years. She received her Ph.D. in English with a specialization in modern and contemporary American poetry at Brandeis University and taught a variety of writing and literature courses at Brandeis and Berklee College of Music before coming to Emerson. Her research and teaching interests are in modern and contemporary American writing, especially modern American poetry of the city and its relation to urban planning and modernist discourses. At a broader level Daniela's teaching, research, and creative writing examine areas such as: poetry and place; translation and poetry of exile; African-American literature and culture (the Harlem Renaissance and the Great Migration); American women writers; and multicultural literature.

  • Robert Kubacki, Adjunct Faculty, Communication Studies

    Office: Transportation Building 220. Email:
    Robert teaches Conflict and Negotiation. Fall 2014 is his first semester at Emerson.  His professional experience includes legal counsel, public administrator, corporate human resources, organizational consulting and conflict management coach.  For over 11 years, he has taught at the graduate and undergraduate school levels for several universities.  He is passionate about developing students’ critical thinking skills and using experiential learning to link subject matter with life experiences.