CV

Derek Bruff’s CV – Updated 8/7/17

Contact Information

Mail:
Center for Teaching
Peabody Box #183
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37203

Office: 1114 19th Avenue South
Phone: 615-322-7290
Fax: 615-343-8111
Email: derek.bruff [at] vanderbilt.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Mathematics, Vanderbilt University, 2003.
  • M.S., Mathematics, Vanderbilt University, 2000.
  • B.S., magna cum laude, Mathematics and Computer Science, Furman University, 1998.

Experience

  • Director, Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University, November 2011 to present.
  • Acting Director, Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University, August to November 2011.
  • Assistant Director, Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University, 2005 to 2011.
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University, 2005 to present.
  • Vanderbilt Visions VUceptor, The Commons, Vanderbilt University, 2007 to 2009.
  • Preceptor, Department of Mathematics, Harvard University, 2003-2005.
  • Teaching Consultant, Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University, 2004-2005.
  • Graduate Assistant, Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University, 2002-2003.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University, 1999-2002.
  • Master Teaching Fellow, Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University, 2001-2002.

Publications (Peer Reviewed)

Publications (Not Peer Reviewed)

Grants

Invited Talks

Conference Talks

  • Bruff, D. (2015, February). MOOCs as networks of local learning communities: An experiment in preparing future faculty. Presented at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.
  • Bruff, D. (2014, March). MOOC-supported learning communities for future STEM faculty. Presented at the Coursera Partners Conference, London, UK.
  • Bruff, D., Brophy, J., Collier, A., Connelly, M., Julius, J., Niemer, R., Russell, J. (2012, October). From the conference to the campus: Educational development through the lens of crowdsourcing. Presented at the Professional & Organizational Development (POD) Network conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Bruff, D. (2012, October). Social pedagogies: Motivating students through social media and authentic audiences. Presented at the Professional & Organizational Development (POD) Network conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Austin, A., Border, L., Bruff, D., Connolly, M., Gillian-Daniels, D., Greenler, R., Ouellett, M., & Sorcenelli, M. (2012, October). CIRTL: A multi-institutional network’s approach to preparing future scholars. Presented at the Professional & Organizational Development (POD) Network conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Bruff, D. (2012, September). Teaching with visual engagement techniques. Presented at the Visual Learning Conference at Carleton College, Northfield, MN.
  • Bruff, D., & Vazquez, J. (2011, October). Everyone’s a visual learner: Using visual thinking in the classroom. Presented at the Professional & Organizational Development (POD) Network / Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Faculty Development Network joint conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Longfield, J., Bruff, D., Crumley, H., & Rando, W. (2011, October). TA certification programs: Key questions for design and implementation. Presented at the Professional & Organizational Development (POD) Network / Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Faculty Development Network joint conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Bruff, D., & Stassun, K. (2011, October). CIRTL-at-Vanderbilt: Teaching-as-Research Fellows and the Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD Bridge Program. Poster presented at the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) Network Forum, Madison, WI.
  • Bruff, D., & Claiborne, L. (2011, March). Teaching-as-research fellows: Encouraging scientific teaching. Presented at the AAC&U / Project Kaleidoscope “Engaged STEM Learning” Conference, Miami, FL.
  • Julius, J., Bruff, D., Kelly, K., & Khera, O. (2010, December). Minding the gap: Social media revolution <=> education evolution. Presented virtually at the 25th Directors of Educational Technology – California Higher Education (DET/CHE) Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Bruff, D., Harapnuik, D., & Julius, J. (2010, November). Revolution or evolution? Social technologies and pedagogical change. Presented at the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.
  • McDaniel, R., & Bruff, D. (2010, November). Publicity 2.0: Creating an efficient publicity machine. Presented at the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.
  • Bruff, D., & Lucas, A. (2010, January). Teaching with clickers and classroom voting. Minicourse presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Francisco, CA.
  • Bruff, D. (2009, October). Clicker pedagogies: Supporting faculty use of classroom response systems. Presented at the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network Annual Conference, Houston, TX.
  • Bruff, D. (2009, March). Using clickers to teach statistics. Presented at the Mathematical Association of America Southeastern Section Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Bruff, D., Cline, K., Parker, M., & Zullo, H. (2009, January). Teaching with clickers and classroom voting. Minicourse presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, Washington, DC. [Slides Day One] [Slides Day Two]
  • Bruff, D. (2009, January). Making the most of pre-class reading assignments in statistics. Presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, Washington, DC.
  • Bruff, D. (2008, November). A taxonomy of clicker questions and activities: Reflecting on current and future uses of classroom response systems. Presented at the Inaugural Conference on Classroom Response Systems, Louisville, KY.
  • Bruff, D. (2008, June). Valuing and evaluating teaching in the mathematics faculty hiring process. Poster presented at the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning Forum, Madison, WI.
  • Bruff, D. (2008, May). Connecting in- and out-of-class learning experience through pre-class reading quizzes in statistics. Presented at the 7th London Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Conference, London.
  • Bender, H., & Bruff, D. (2008, March). Clickers as tools for engagement: Removing “cloaks of invisibility.” Presented at the Teaching, Learning, and Technology (TLT) Group’s FridayLive! Web conference.
  • Bruff, D., Cline, K., Leingang, M., Parker, M., & Zullo, H. (2008, January) Teaching with clickers. Minicourse presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), San Diego, CA.
  • Bruff, D. (2007, December). Thoughts on backchannels. Presented at the Teaching, Learning, and Technology (TLT) Group’s FridayLive! Web conference.
  • Bruff, D. (2007, November). Classroom response systems: Teaching with clickers. Presented at the Middle Tennessee Math Teachers Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Bruff, D. (2007, November). Classroom response systems: Teaching with clickers. Presented at the Teaching, Learning, and Technology (TLT) Group’s FridayLive! Web conference.
  • Bruff, D., Gillian-Daniel, D., Robinson, J., & Wulff, D. (2007, October). Supporting graduate student scholarship of teaching and learning. Presented at the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Bruff, D. (2007, June). Pre-class reading assignments in mathematics. Presented at the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) Institute, Chicago, IL.
  • Bruff, D. (2007, March). Supporting faculty use of classroom response systems. Presented at the Southern Regional Faculty and Instructional Development Consortium (SRFIDC) Conference, Chattanooga, TN. [Slides]
  • Bruff, D. (2007, January). Valuing and evaluating teaching in the mathematics faculty hiring process. Presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), New Orleans, LA.
  • Bruff, D. (2007, January). What are students likely to learn by reading their textbooks before class? Presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), New Orleans, LA.
  • Bruff, D. (2006, October). Supporting faculty use of classroom response systems. Presented at the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network Annual Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Armstrong, P., Bruff, D., Johnston, J., & Pingree, A. (2006, October). Integrating SoTL into a teaching certificate program. Poster presented at the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network Annual Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Bruff, D. (2005, March). Multiwavelet bases centered on nonuniform knot sequences. Presented at the Southeastern Section Meeting of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), Bowling Green, KY.
  • Bruff, D., & Leingang, M. (2005, January). Advantages, challenges, and dividends of online placement. Presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), Atlanta, GA.
  • Bruff. D. (2004, October). Multiwavelet bases centered on nonuniform knot sequences. Presented at the Southeastern Section Meeting of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), Nashville, TN.
  • Bruff, D. (2004, May). Constructing wavelets centered on nonuniform knot sequences. Presented at the International Conference on Computational Harmonic Analysis, Nashville, TN.
  • Bruff, D. (2003, January). Semi-regular multiresolutions generated by minimially supported scaling vectors. Presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), Baltimore, MD.
  • Bruff. D. (2002, November). Semi-regular multiresolutions generated by minimially supported scaling vectors. Presented at the 6th Wavelet Ideal Data Representation Center Workshop, Columbia, SC.
  • Bruff, D. (2002, August). An undergraduate seminar in mathematics. Presented at MathFest, the annual meeting of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), Burlington, VT.

News Media Interviews

Courses Taught

Students Advised

  • Tyler Huber, Major Adviser, Vanderbilt University, 2011-present.
  • Chloe Qi, Major Adviser, Vanderbilt University, 2010-2012.
  • Daniel Goodman, Undergraduate Research, Harvard University, 2004-2005.
  • William Meyerson, Senior Thesis, Harvard University, 2003-2004.

Honors

  • Mathematical Association of America Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) Fellow, 2004-2005.
  • Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Fall 2003, Spring 2004.
  • Vanderbilt University Department of Mathematics B. F. Bryant Prize for Excellence in Teaching, 2002.
  • Vanderbilt University Graduate Fellowship, 1998-2002.
  • Furman University Bradshaw-Feaster Medal for General Excellence, 1998.
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, 1996-1998.
  • Phi Beta Kappa Collegiate Honor Society, 1997.

Memberships & Professional Activities

  • Professional & Organizational Development (POD) Network
    • Board of Directors (2010-2013)
    • Ad Hoc Committee on Special Interest Groups, Chair (2012-2013)
    • POD-IDEA Center Notes on Instruction, Series Co-Editor (2011-2012)
    • Electronic Communications and Resources Committee (2010-2011)
    • Topical Interest Groups, Coordinator (2010-2011)
    • Conference Twitter Team, Coordinator (2010-2011)
    • Conference Proposal Reviewer (2005-2011)
  • Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL)
    • Network Forum Planning Committee (2011)
    • Network Forum Program Committee (2014)
  • Peer Reviewer:
    • PRIMUS
    • Learning, Media & Technology
    • Advances in Accounting Education
    • Innovative Higher Education
    • Journal on Excellence in College Teaching