Jennifer Frederick, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the Yale Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning. Jenny is the PI on the HHMI and Helmsley awards, and she is involved in initiatives across campus to advance STEM education. In that role, she oversees the program and develops strategies to ensure that our national efforts also benefit our campus community. She brings to SI notable interdisciplinary teaching experience and a commitment to inclusive teaching practices in higher education.

Jonathan Waterhouse is the Project Manager of Evaluation and Technology for the HHMI Summer Institutes program, based at the Yale Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning. In this position, Jonathan develops and maintains essential data infrastructure through web programming and database management. He specializes in creating innovative techniques for organizing and presenting data.


Glen Davenport

Glen Davenport brings a background in STEM education and training in research methodology to the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning as a program evaluator.  Following the completed evaluation of the Helmsley Postdoctoral Teaching Scholars program, he is now the evaluator for the Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching program.   He is currently investigating how local conditions prevent or enable efforts to make positive reforms in academic departments.

Gabriella Kirkley

Gabriella Kirkley is the Assistant Program Director for the STEM Education team at the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning at Yale University. Her team helps to coordinate, organize, generate interest in, and gain support for, the Summer Institutes initiatives advanced through regional, mobile, online and one-day workshops. The mission of the Summer Institutes is to promote evidence-based teaching across scientific fields, especially through supporting best practices for increased diversity, assessment, and active learning.

Kim Kuzina

Senior Administrative Assistant

Osase Omoruyi

Osase Omoruyi is a senior at Yale majoring in Astrophysics. Through research programs at Yale University, the California Institute of Technology, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, she has studied interstellar bubbles and their impact on star formation, the formation of black hole binaries, and star formation in the outer Galaxy. Osase uses the technical skills she has acquired from research, such as coding and working with large sets of data, to work with the STEM Evaluation Team to manage communications materials for the Summer Institutes.

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