Center for Transformative Learning

Office Location:

3rd Floor, Stephenson Hall


859-985-3404 Writing Res.

859-985-3670 Faculty Dev.

859-985-3656 Internships

859-985-3656 Career Dev.

Hours Open:

M-Th:9:00 am–8:00 pm

F:9:00 am–5:00 pm

Hours Closed:

Daily:12:00 pm–1:00 pm

T:4:00 pm–5:00 pm

Th:3:00 pm–5:00 pm

Our Staff

Leslie Ortquist-Ahrens

Leslie Ortquist-Ahrens

Director, Center for Transformative Learning
Director of Faculty Development
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature

Esther Livingston

Esther Livingston

Director of Internships

Amanda Tudor

Director of Career Development
Jessica Buchanan

Jessica Buchanan

Coordinator of Career Development and Internships
Jennifer Marciniak

Jennifer Marciniak

Coordinator of Writing Resources
Channing Francis

Channing Francis

Administrative Assistant



Mission & Vision


The Center for Transformative Learning (CTL) inspires and empowers members of the Berea College community to grow personally, intellectually, and professionally, by connecting to one another and to resources that support deep and active learning for life.


The Center for Transformative Learning (CTL) will be the nexus for faculty, staff and students to explore innovative teaching and learning, link to high-impact educational practices, and embrace work and vocation.