Director of LRDC Search

The University of Pittsburgh is conducting a search for the Director of the Learning Research & Development Center (LRDC). All interested parties are invited to review the information below.

Position Profile and Procedure for Candidacy

Please see the position profile for an explanation of the opportunity.

Confidential review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; parties who apply by March 29, 2024 will be given first consideration. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest that also addresses the qualifications described in the position profile. All applications and nominations will be held in confidence. To apply online, go to: Summit Search Solutions Inc. application page.

For more information or to offer recommendations, please contact the University’s search partners Tammarah (Tammy) Townes at or Beth Baldino at

Search Committee

Mike Bridges (Co-Chair)
Executive Director, University Center for Teaching and Learning

Amanda Godley (Co-Chair)
Vice Provost of Graduate Studies, Office of the Provost

Angela Allie  
Executive Director, Institute for Learning, Learning Research & Development Center

Richard (Rip) Correnti
Professor, Learning Sciences and Policy Research Scientist, Learning Research & Development Center

Jennifer Iriti  
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Inclusion and Outreach Strategy, Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Research
Research Scientist, Learning Research & Development Center

Diana Levya
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Research Scientist, Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC)

Jessica Macaluso
PhD Graduate Student
Cognitive Psychology, Learning Research and Development Center
Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh

Elizabeth (Liz) Rangel  
Director of Communications, Learning Research & Development Center

Anthony Taliani
Director of Administration, Fiscal Services, Learning Research & Development Center

Natasha Tokowicz
Associate Dean for Equity, Faculty Development, and Community Engagement in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Psychology and Linguistics
Senior Scientist, Learning Research & Development Center

Initial Input

At the beginning of the search, the search committee held open forum meetings to allow members of the community an opportunity to share input regarding the next dean and also received feedback via a community survey. The committee appreciates the community’s input.