Associate Director, Assessment and Evaluation
505 Butler Library
Glen Davenport is the Associate Director of Assessment and Evaluation at the CTL. Glen assists other teams in their use of data to inform reflective practice. As an evaluator for the Center, he assists in the CTL’s strategic planning. He also acts as an advisor for the Teaching Assessment Fellows and as a consultant for Columbia faculty who have received provost-funded Teaching and Learning Grants. His goal, across all these efforts, is to work with stakeholders to identify key questions and then use those questions as an anchor point to align action research efforts.
Glen began his academic career with a bachelor’s degree in physics and then a master’s degree in STEM education at the University of Maine. He followed an interest in student assessment to the Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment doctoral program at the University of Connecticut. Glen applied that mix of methodological and STEM education expertise to a program evaluation position at the Yale Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, where he worked closely with the Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching program.
Outside of work, Glen keeps active with running, swimming, weightlifting, and hiking. He has a history of playing board games and blogging. Glen also has a habit of picking up new hobbies for a few months at a time, just to give them a try.