2017-2108 ELC Members


Aparna Baskaran, Physics
Daniel Bergstresser, Economics
Joel Christensen, Classical Studies
Hollie Harder, French
Tim Hickey, Computer Science
Lisa Rourke, University Writing
Becci Torrey, Math


Alisha Cardwell, Office of Study Abroad
Michael Dettelbach, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Laura Hibbler, Library
Lucas Malo, Community Service
Paris Sanders, Operations and Community Development
Jon Schelsinger, Hiatt Career Center


Michelle Dang, '18
Vineet Vishwanath Vimal, '18

Ex Officio

Daniel Langenthal, Director of Experiential Learning and Teaching
Alyssa Stalsberg Canelli, Assistant Director of Experiential Learning and Teaching
Elaine Wong, Senior Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences


The Experiential Learning Committee was formed as part of the Learning by Doing initiative. The committee discusses how best to expand and improve existing experiential learning opportunities, in addition to developing new opportunities and programs. This is a very diverse committee, drawing from a variety of disciplines, departments, programs and offices across campus.

Highlights from the 2014-2017 ELC accomplishments:

  • Administered pilot year of the Experiential Learning and Teaching Grant Fund
  • Approved and implemented new process for Experiential Learning Course Designation
  • Designed and completed assessment of the new EL courses
  • Revised Experiential Learning Practicum Course Requirements, which were approved by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UCC)
  • Advocated for EL in many departments and disciplines
  • Supported EL teaching workshops
  • Collaborated with the Office of Study Abroad, the Department of Community Service and Hiatt Career Center on new programming and practicum opportunities
  • Supported interdisciplinary research and teaching in STEM fields

Faculty and students that are interested in serving on the Experiential Learning Committee are encouraged to contact Daniel Langenthal to discuss membership.