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About the Teaching and Learning Center

What we are

Mission Statement

The mission of the Teaching and Learning Center at SUNY Geneseo is to reinforce the importance of teaching excellence as a fundamental responsibility of a public university. Through collaboration with faculty and administration, the Center supports a learning culture that values and rewards teaching, facilitates reflective dialogue about teaching and learning, encourages the development of teaching as a practice and a scholarly activity, invites innovation in curricular development, and encourages the creation of diverse learning environments in which all students can learn and excel.

This mission statement was developed by the TLC Advisory Board, to be consonant with the college's values and strategic goals.

Where we are


Many of the TLC's programs and events take place in Milne 213 or Milne 208, a multi-function seminar room with browsing library.  The Milne Staff Lounge, located close to our meeting rooms, is also available for our use and includes a kitchenette with microwave if you wish to bring or make lunch.

Who we are


David Parfitt

David Parfitt

TLC Office: Erwin 217

Office located inside the Center for Integrative Learning in Erwin 217F

Phone: (585) 245-5336


David joins the TLC from the University of Rochester Medical Center, and from the SUNY Geneseo Psychology Department, where he was an adjunct lecturer. David received his Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. David has been actively involved in the world of teaching since 1999, including placements at Middlebury College, SUNY Geneseo, and the University of Rochester. David seeks to include the whole campus in improving teaching and learning, and he looks forward to working side by side with faculty, students, and administrators.


Administrative Assistant

Phillip Mistretta 
Secretary, Erwin 205