Learning & Teaching Collaborative


UW Bothell’s Learning & Teaching Collaborative (LTC) team supports equity in learning through peer education, faculty co-learning initiatives, and a campus-wide culture of engaged and transformative pedagogy. We foster transformational pedagogy through an innovative array of faculty development and co-learning opportunities.


The Collaborative liaises with other units that support faculty development and student success to promote alignment of programming with a focus on equity and peer learning models.

The Collaborative currently includes the Writing and Communication Center, the Quantitative Skills Center, Academic Success Coaching, the Equity Across the Curriculum Initiative, Learning Communities, and the Writing Council.


We support Bothell campus instructors at all levels, from graduate teaching assistants to full professors. Through active listening and dialogue, LTC staff will help you build on your personal expertise and in learning and teaching-related research to identify teaching strategies that work for you and your students. Our goal is to support you in the development of a reflective teaching practice that results in learning environments that are inclusive, active, and student-centered.

To schedule a learning & teaching consultation, use our request form.

Learning & Teaching Collaborative Staff

Deborah Hathaway

Director of Learning & Teaching, Office of Student Academic Success
Email: djacoby@uw.edu

Deborah Hathaway was a Lecturer in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and the First Year and Pre-Major Program at UW Bothell starting in 2013. She was the inaugural recipient of the Outstanding Community Engaged Scholar Award at UW Bothell and has taught courses in interdisciplinary performance, public speaking, and general learning strategies. She earned her bachelor’s in Theatre and Musical Theatre from The University of Southern California and her Master of Arts in Educational Theatre in Colleges and Communities from New York University, with a specialization in applied theatre and theatre for social change. She has also previously worked as a director and faculty member at Shoreline Community College and as an instructor to adults with developmental disabilities at the Seattle Children’s Hospital Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center.

Todd Conaway

Instructional Designer, Office of Student Academic Success
Email: tconaway@uw.edu

Todd Conaway came to UW Bothell in 2016 after ten years of working with faculty as an instructional designer at Yavapai Community College in Arizona. Prior to that, he taught high school English for ten years at a small private school where he was able to combine his passion for the outdoors and digital tools. He works to combine classroom learning and community learning with the digital landscape in ways that create meaningful experiences for students. Inviting faculty to share their work, to learn from one another, and grow as educators is what he aspires to cultivate at UWB. Some of his projects have included building complete certificate and degree programs, co-leading the Collaborative Online International Learning Initiative cohorts, running day long symposiums and hour-long workshops, co-leading the Teaching & Learning on the Open Web learning community, and adapting the First Year and Pre-Major courses to hybrid delivery. Todd has also been a part-time IAS faculty member and taught for the First Year and Pre-Major Program.

Kim Swensen

Instructional Coach, Office of Student Academic Success
Email: swensenk@uw.edu

Kim’s teaching interests include anti-racist pedagogy, arts integration, community partnerships, and active learning strategies. She comes to UW Bothell from The Ohio State University where she has been a program manager supporting preservice teachers in graduate and undergraduate programs. She also taught in the women’s studies department at OSU and the education department at Otterbein University.  She has taught courses in gender studies in the humanities, contemporary feminist literature, 1st and 2nd-year composition, reading across the curriculum, and reflective pedagogy and classroom cultures. Additionally, she has 13 years of experience teaching secondary English. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and women’s studies, Master of Arts in women’s studies, and Master of Education at OSU. She contributed to Stepping Up!:Teachers Advocating for Sexual and Gender Diversity in Schools (2018).