Meet the Team


Yevgeniya Rivers

Interim Director

Yevgeniya earned an M.S. in Educational Leadership at Brooklyn College, an M.A. in Math Education from NYU-Steinhardt, and a B.A. in Mathematics from Hunter College. She is currently pursuing an Ed. D at SCSU. Prior to her teaching and leadership in the Math Zone in 2014, Yevgeniya taught general and special education courses at a public school in Brooklyn, NY. Before becoming an educator, Yevgeniya worked in a large fashion company as part of their Human Resources Information Systems team. She happens to be tri-lingual, that is, if you don’t count math.


As the Interim Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, Yevgeniya can provide support in teaching consultations on the following topics:


  • culturally responsive pedagogy

  • formative assessment

  • fostering in-class collaboration

  • giving and getting feedback

  • incorporating growth mindset

  • integrating technology into lessons

  • leveraging students’ funds of knowledge

  • motivating students to utilize office hours

  • promoting critical thinking

Devon Moore

Associate Director

Devon has a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has worked in brand marketing and quantitative marketing research. Following experience teaching English abroad, she completed a Master of Science in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Devon has worked at the University of New Haven since 2017, where she has applied her knowledge of both marketing & teaching to her role as Writing Programs Coordinator. Additionally, Devon is an adjunct instructor who has taught First-Year Writing and Technical Writing in the English Department.


As the Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, Devon can support faculty in teaching consultations on the following topics:

  • working with language learners/linguistic minority students

  •  supporting underachieving students

  • designing mid-semester student surveys

  • creating/promoting workshops or instructor resources

  • Grading writing assignments

  • Structuring an online course

  • Running effective discussion forums

  • Engaging students

  • Document design

  • Syllabus design

  • Basic video editing

  • Slide design (Powerpoint, Canva)

Lisa Scranton

Director of Faculty Support Services & Administrative Process Improvement

Lisa has an M.A. in Industrial Organizational Psychology from University of New Haven and holds a CAPM in Project Management.

Lisa blends her knowledge of workplace psychology with the hard skills of computer program use. Since 2003, she has worked across the university to streamline administrative processes and inspire faculty and staff to use systems confidently. 

She is the administrator for Interfolio and Digital Measures, and trains faculty and staff on various other systems.

Lisa assists with collaboration opportunities, provides support for CTE programming, and creates documentation on web-based student engagement apps.

Lisa will help faculty through processes such as:

  • Orientation

  • Reviews

  • Award processes 

She will provide training on:

  • Digital Measures

  • Banner Student

  • Degree Audit

  • Argos Reports

  • MS Teams

  • Mentimeter

  • Poll Everywhere