About the CTL


The mission of the Brooklyn College Roberta S. Matthews Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is to foster an outstanding educational experience for all students by providing faculty with resources for effective teaching and learning. As a forum for the thoughtful and respectful exchange of ideas and practices, the CTL encourages high-impact learning and active engagement with students. It supports curricular development, pedagogical innovation, program improvement, planning, assessment, and a campus-wide culture focused on excellence in teaching, through an emphasis on self-reflection among the teaching faculty.

Who We Are: Staff and Advisory Board


Malka Simon
Lecturer/Doctoral Scholar, Art; Assistant Professor, Children’s and Youth Studies

Daniel Shtob
Associate Director
Assistant Professor, Sociology and Urban Sustainability

Keanna Benjamin
College Assistant

Advisory Board

  • Beth Evans, Library
    School of Humanities and Socials Sciences—term ends 2025
  • MJ Robinson, Television, Radio, and Emerging Media
    School of Visual, Media and Performing Arts—term ends 2025
  • Rona Miles, Psychology
    School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences—term ends 2025
  • Meral Kaya, Childhood, Bilingual and Special Education
    School of Education—interim appointment
  • John Paul, Accounting
    Koppelman School of Business—term ends 2025
  • Mara Schvarzstein, Biology
    At-Large Member—term ends 2025

Brooklyn. All in.