Derek Bruff

Director, Center for Teaching
Vanderbilt University



Dr. Bruff is an expert consultant for ACUE’s module

Bruff is director of the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching and a senior lecturer in the Vanderbilt Department of Mathematics. As director, he oversees the Center’s programming and offerings for faculty and graduate students, helping them develop foundational teaching skills and explore new ideas in teaching and learning.

Seeking to foster a university culture that supports effective teaching, Bruff consults regularly with campus leaders about pedagogical issues. His research interests include educational technology, visual thinking, and social pedagogies. He blogs on these topics and his book, Teaching with Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning Environments, was published by Jossey-Bass in 2009.

Bruff holds a PhD in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University. He previously taught at Harvard University.