Derek Bruff is director of the
Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching and a senior lecturer in the
Vanderbilt Department of Mathematics. As director, he oversees the Center’s programming and offerings for faculty and graduate students, helping them develop foundational teaching skills and explore new ideas in teaching and learning. He also consults regularly with campus leaders about pedagogical issues, seeking to foster a university culture that supports effective teaching. Bruff’s research interests include educational technology, visual thinking, and social pedagogies. He blogs on these topics at
derekbruff.org, and his book,
Teaching with Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning Environments, was published by Jossey-Bass in 2009. Bruff has taught at Harvard University and has a PhD in mathematics from Vanderbilt University.