Beth Morse Luoma, Ph.D. is the Director of the STEM Education Program at the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning. She received her A.B. summa cum laude with honors in biology from the College of the Holy Cross. After graduation, she worked as a researcher at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. She completed her Ph.D. in cell biology at Yale studying cell adhesion in the Calderwood lab. Beth has worked at the CTL in multiple capacities, first as a McDougal Teaching Fellow, then as Coordinator of the McDougal Teaching Fellows, and now as STEM Education Program Director.
In her current role, Beth manages the Helmsley Postdoctoral Teaching Scholars Program and coordinates national Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching to train faculty and future faculty in evidence-based teaching. She is thrilled to apply her scientific training to the growth, development and persistence of STEM students and educators. In her spare time, Beth has mentored undergraduate students through the Women in Science at Yale Program and a high school student from Malaysia through the Global STEM Alliance’s 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures Program. She also volunteers with the New Haven Family Science Nights Program and serves as a judge for the New Haven Science Fair.