Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT)
Professor, Department of English
Gwen Gorzelsky is Professor of English at Colorado State University, and the Executive Director of The Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT). She studies writing development and writing instruction, learning transfer, metacognition, and literacy learning, particularly uses of literacy for personal and social change. She has published articles in College Composition and Communication, College English, and other venues, as well as The Language of Experience: Literate Practices and Social Change (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005). With Co-PIs, she conducted a multi-institutional, mixed-methods, longitudinal study of students’ writing development and transfer of writing knowledge from general education to disciplinary courses, work supported by the Spencer Foundation and the National Council of Teachers of English. Her research is informed by her work at TILT, which supports course and curriculum redesigns; professional development initiatives for instructors; undergraduate peer learning, research, service learning, and academic support programs; hybrid and online course design; the integration of adaptive learning platforms and other educational technologies; and initiatives to encourage research on learning and teaching, including the use of learning analytics. Dr. Gorzelsky is the PI on an Accelerating Adoption of Adaptive Courseware grant awarded by the Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities.