Josh Caulkins



Joshua Caulkins is the Assistant Director for Faculty Development in the Office for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (ATL) at the University of Rhode Island (URI). In his current role, Josh designs and facilitates numerous programs for faculty, focused on improvements to classroom pedagogy and promoting evidence-based teaching. His work also includes supporting faculty involved in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and in the implementation of systemic changes in teaching at both departmental and institutional levels. Before his work at ATL, Josh served as the Research Coordinator for a large National Science Foundation grant working to transform STEM teaching in Rhode Island’s middle and high schools. Prior to joining URI, Josh spent three years as a Science Teaching and Learning Fellow with the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative (CWSEI) at the University of British Columbia, engaged in course transformations on dozens of geoscience courses within the Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. He is an active member of the POD network and liaises with several multi-institutional grants and national organizations in their effort to improve classroom instruction and assessment.

To contact Josh, please email him at or call 401-316-8699.