Dr. Danny Fontaine is the Assistant Director of the CTSE. Originally from South Africa – where she completed her undergraduate, honors and Masters degrees – she came to the USA in 2004 to pursue her doctoral studies in Urban Geography at Clark University in Worcester, MA. Prior to joining the CTSE, Danny worked in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at Clark, and taught in Clark’s Graduate School of Geography and in the department of International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE). Danny’s research interests in professional development focus on pedagogies of active learning with an emphasis on understanding how students actively learn in research methods courses in geography. To this end, Danny has published in The Journal of Geography. She is also interested in better understanding and developing different types of evaluation and assessment of both student learning and programming efforts for faculty development.