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Gail Matthews-DeNatale

Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research, Northeastern University
Senior Associate Director

Focus Award Judge: SAIL Award

Dr. Matthews-DeNatale is Senior Associate Director at Northeastern’s Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research. She earned her Ph.D. from Indiana University. She came to CATLR from Northeastern’s Graduate School of Education (GSE), where as Associate Teaching Professor she founded and led the school’s eLearning and Instructional Design M.Ed. program and chaired the Faculty Academic Council’s Academic Programs Committee. She still teaches and dissertation advises for the GSE. Prior to Northeastern, she held positions at Simmons College, George Mason University, and The University of South Carolina.

Gail was the recipient Northeastern University’s 2014 CPS Award for Teaching Excellence and the Sloan-C Online Learning Consortium’s 2013 Learning Effectiveness Award. She is a founding board member of the Association of Authentic, Experiential, Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL). From 2011-14 she led Northeastern’s involvement in Connect to Learning, a FIPSE-funded national network that developed the Catalyst for Learning framework of effective ePortfolio practice (http://c2l.mcnrc.org). In addition to authoring many publications, she provides editorial review for the Online Learning Journal, Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, and Teaching & Learning Inquiry: The ISSOTL Journal.