Director, Center for Teaching & Learning
Riley is the Director of the Amherst College Center for Teaching & Learning. Her educational development research interests focus on the performance of identity in the classroom and understanding faculty success to inform strategic planning for faculty development.
She has taught since her graduate days in Santa Barbara teaching introductory and advanced theatre and gender studies courses as well as first and second-year experience courses.
She has a background in performance studies and completed her doctorate at UC Santa Barbara in Theatre Studies with a Feminist Studies doctoral emphasis. She continues that scholarship, most recently serving as the research advisor for a production of the World War II "Blueprint Specials" produced on the aircraft carrier Intrepid with Waterwell Theatre.
Click here for her Curriculum Vitae.