Dr. Lori Breslow

Director of Teaching & Learning Laboratory (TLL)

United States of America

Lori Breslow, Ph.D., has been the Director of the Teaching & Learning Laboratory (TLL) since its inception in 1997. She is responsible for setting TLL’s strategic directions, developing and managing its educational research agenda, and supervising its programming and services. She is an internationally recognized expert in higher education, specifically in the development and diffusion of pedagogical and curricular innovations and their assessment and evaluation.

She has been involved in a number of national and international initiatives to improve STEM teaching and learning, including collaborating with the Singapore University of Technology and Design; co-directing the Teaching for Learning Network, a partnership between MIT and the University of Cambridge; and serving as a faculty educator for the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi. She was a visiting scholar at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa, and the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, Georgetown University. Her articles have appeared in Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning and Journal of Science Education and Technology, among other publications. She has lectured at Oxford University, the University of Utrecht, Edinburgh University, the University of Queensland, and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

She is a member of the advisory boards of the Higher Education Teaching and Learning Portal and The Center for New Curriculum Redesign, and a past member of the Journal of Engineering Education‘s editorial board, MIT’s MIT’s OpenCourseWare Assessment and Evaluation Advisory Board, and MIT’s Council on Educational Technology.

Dr. Breslow is a Senior Lecturer in the MIT Sloan School of Management where she teaches courses in academic and professional communication. Her research interests are in interdisciplinary education and the diffusion of educational innovation. Her doctorate is in communication and culture from New York University, and her B.A. is in history from Indiana University.