Executive Director, Tiny Earth
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Sarah is the Executive Director of Tiny Earth at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, overseeing the international network of 10,000 students at ~270 institutions. She previously led two services in DoIT Academic Technology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that focused on transforming UW courses to active and blended learning. These services, Faculty Engagement and Strategic Learning Technology Consulting, account for 60% of the faculty development available for teaching and learning at UW-Madison, and 90% of the services for teaching with technology. She also led REACH, a Provost-level initiative to redesign UW-Madison’s highest-enrollment courses to be more active and inclusive, coordinating curricular transformation in 10 departments, with 80+ faculty and staff, and 450+ graduate teaching assistants who teach 10,000+ enrolled students per year, primarily in STEM. Prior to that, she built and led the first four cohorts of Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence (MTLE), an intensive year-long program for UW’s early-career faculty. The program enrolled 52 faculty who taught 7,000+ undergraduates in 106 courses during that time. She has also taught multiple graduate-level courses about scientific teaching and mentoring, as well as undergraduate science courses. She has co-authored four publications in Science magazine, in addition to other education journals. She founded the Scientific Teaching Book Series and is a co-author of the books “Scientific Teaching” and “Entering Mentoring”.