We strive to promote teaching excellence at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School by working closely with faculty to support student learning.

Our Goals

Teaching & Learning@Carey helps faculty to identify strengths and challenges in their teaching practice by analyzing information collected from various sources including, but not limited to, students, faculty, staff, observations, and relevant research. We work closely with faculty to integrate innovative technologies and pedagogical strategies to provide effective teaching and, in turn, to increase the quality of student learning at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Director, Teaching & Learning@Carey

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Charles Wachira

Charles received his MS in Instructional Technology and BS in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Carey in spring 2014, he worked in the instructional technology arena in both K–12 and higher education. Most recently, he spent over six years at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he focused on instructional technology and design. His interests include exploring how education drives technology innovations and the impact that emerging technologies have on teaching, learning, and research.

Charles will focus on online learning at the Carey Business School, including course development, program production, and project management.

Associate Director, Teaching Development

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Peter Ariev

Peter Ariev joined Carey in August 2016. He holds a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland, specializing in teaching and professional development; an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University; and a BA in Political Science from Hamilton College. His areas of expertise include curriculum and assessment design, teaching development for faculty, and online teaching and learning. Peter has served as an associate professor and chair of the education department at Loyola University Maryland, where he has taught courses on educational leadership and instructional technology, and where he designed faculty development programs to support teaching excellence. Peter has also pursued an active scholarly agenda focused on learning to teach, specifically for online and blended learning environments.

Peter's area of focus is on developing a variety of professional development opportunities for Carey faculty. He will also help build supports and resources for online teaching and the integration of instructional technology.


Ben Casto

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Instructional Technologist

Ben holds a BA in Human Studies and an MA in Teaching from St. Mary's College of Maryland. Prior to joining Carey in August 2016, he was responsible for instructional technology at St. Mary's. He ran workshops, communicated IT policies across campus, and taught classes on life in the digital age.

Ben's areas of focus include classroom technologies such as Respondus and Poll Everywhere, as well as resolving issues in Blackboard. He moderates live synchronous Vantage Point sessions, helps run the media studio, and will be splitting his time between the Harbor East and DC campuses.


Elisabeth Danner

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Instructional Technologist

Liz holds a BS in Corporate Communication from the University of Baltimore. Prior to joining Carey in January 2016, she worked in marketing, communications, and video production. Most recently, she spent three years at Laureate Education where she provided technical support and quality assurance for several of Laureate's higher education partners.

Liz's areas of focus at Carey are classroom technologies such as Adobe Connect, Zoom, and Panopto, as well as resolving issues in Blackboard. She also moderates live synchronous Vantage Point sessions and helps run the media studio.


Brent Davis

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Instructional Designer

A lifelong Maryland resident, Brent holds a BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is currently working toward earning an MS in Information Systems from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Prior to joining Carey in 2016, he spent seven years working in online learning at Laureate Education and Coppin State University. He has extensive experience working in a project team environment, and has had the pleasure of working on new online program launches for institutions including the University of Miami, University of Liverpool, and Torrens University Australia. He has a particular passion for digital accessibility and an aptitude for creating intuitive learning environments.

Brent will focus on online learning at the Carey Business School, including course design, development, project management, and accessibility.


Patrick Dempsey

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Instructional Teaching Specialist Supervisor

Patrick joined Carey in 2016, with over 15 years of business leadership and executive management experience. He has an EdD in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, and three master's degrees, including an MBA in Organizational Management. His primary interest in education is the creation of learning environments that are both informational and transformational.

Patrick focuses on assisting faculty in creating the most educational and engaging learning experiences for students learning online.


Collin Diesenberg

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Multimedia Technician

Collin arrived at Carey in Summer 2017. He has a bachelor's degree from Stevenson University, where he majored in film and minored in business management. He freelanced for several years, gaining experience in all aspects of video production working on productions for Discovery, E! Network, and NFL Kickoff. Before joining Carey he worked at the School of Social Work for University of Maryland, Baltimore, where he coordinated webinars, helped to build media services to support the execution of various state and federally funded grants, and produced and coordinated all aspects of media projects.

Collin's area of focus is on consulting and producing media for the online courses as well other staff projects that support both online and on ground classes.


April Foiles

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Instructional Teaching Specialist

April earned her MA in Learning Design and Technology from San Diego State University. Before joining Carey in 2017, April designed instruction, taught workshops, and improved processes and performance for higher education, nonprofit, and corporate clients. She was a Curriculum Analyst for the Rady School of Management at UCSD, and an adjunct faculty member at Lake Tahoe Community College. She values the science of learning and focuses on research-based learning design. She loves collaborating on creating innovative opportunities and elegant solutions.

April focuses on the quality of our graduates. She assists faculty in facilitating courses. She works with faculty and staff to improve existing courses. She collaborates on developing and delivering workshops for faculty.


Tiffany Hooper

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Administrative Coordinator

Tiffany joined Teaching & Learning@Carey in February 2017. Prior to her position at Carey, she served as a Special Events Coordinator at the Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Office of the Dean for five years. As the lead event organizer for the Dean's Office, she was in charge of dozens of large and small events each year. As Teaching & Learning continues to grow in terms of both size and outreach, most of Tiffany's time is devoted to preparing and executing workshops and other events hosted by the team. Supporting these events requires her to coordinate and build positive relationships with a variety of Carey staff and faculty, as well as external parties.

Tiffany provides administrative support to Teaching & Learning@Carey, including office operations as well as curriculum- and faculty-development-related projects and processes.

Catherine (Cathy) Mitias

Instructional Teaching Specialist

Prior to joining Carey, Cathy taught Economics and Accounting at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates where she lived with her family for 9 years. She holds a Master's Degree in Economics from Louisiana State University, with an interest in resource and environmental issues. For many years, Catherine worked on public policy regarding the restoration and management of Louisiana’s vanishing coasts.

Cathy supports courses for our online program by assisting faculty in assessing the content as well as the delivery of those courses.


Mark Nowowiejski

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Multimedia & Instructional Technology Supervisor

A Baltimore native, Mark holds an MA in Multimedia Publishing from the University of Baltimore and a BS in Web Design from Towson University. Prior to joining Carey in the fall of 2012, he spent seven years at Sylvan Learning, Inc. as Creative Services Manager and Web Producer, focusing on numerous educational technology projects including the implementation of adaptive iPad-based math and reading tutoring for students in grades K–12. He is also an adjunct professor at the Community College of Baltimore County teaching courses in Digital Imaging, Web Design, and Illustration.

Mark manages the Instructional Technologists and Multimedia Technicians for Carey as well as the recording studios on the Baltimore and DC campuses. He also represents Carey on multiple inter-school committees, including the Instructional Technology Advisory Council and Provost’s Online Education Roundtable.


Veena Radhakrishnan

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Instructional Designer

Veena joined Carey in 2016 with several years of higher education experience in consulting and supporting faculty in online, blended, and face-to-face teaching and learning projects. Veena is a Quality Matters (QM) certified Master Reviewer and has designed and delivered training programs and workshops to promote teaching, learning, and assessment in areas related to learning strategies, educational technology, and student outcomes. Veena holds an MEd in Instructional Technology and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning at the Johns Hopkins School of Education.

Veena will focus on online learning at the Carey Business School, including course design, development, and facilitation of faculty training.


Catherine L. Zadoretzky

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Editor/Communications Officer

Catherine holds an MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins University and a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland. Prior to joining Carey in 2014, she worked as an editor in various industries, including the performing arts and government consulting. She also spent four years as an editor and project manager for an education technology company, creating materials for K–12 and adult education—including online courses, textbooks, and open educational resources—for a wide range of clients, from start-ups to multinational publishers.

Catherine's areas of focus include syllabus review management, IT accessibility, documenting trends across the curriculum, and other school- and university-wide special projects.


Jie 'Jeremy' Zhang

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Senior Assessment & Evaluation Specialist

Jie (Jeremy) joined Carey with his expertise in instructional design, curriculum development, student learning outcome assessment, and program evaluations. Previously, Jie managed and conducted research and evaluation studies at the Columbia University International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR) and Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA). Jie received a Master of Arts in Mathematics, Science, and Technology from Columbia University and two Master of Science degrees in Applied Statistics and Instructional Design, Development & Evaluation from Syracuse University, where he is currently pursuing a PhD.

Jeremy will focus on assessment of student learning and course evaluation data analysis, and support faculty development efforts.