Meet the Critical & Creative Thinking Team

Meg Van Baalen-Wood

Meg Van Baalen-Wood

Associate Director

Coe Library 511-C

Meg leads the Critical and Creative Thinking division and is an instructional designer. She completed both her BA in Humanities and Fine Arts and MA in Interdisciplinary Studies at UW and teaches Professional & Technical Writing for the English Department. Her scholarly interests and areas of expertise include professional and technical writing, teaching writing and communication skills, teaching critical and creative thinking, building learning communities, and digital teaching and learning.

T.K. Stoudt

T.K. Stoudt

Faculty Fellow

Thomas K. “T.K.” Stoudt is a Higher Education consultant, Educational Developer, and temporary lecturer at the University of Wyoming. TK holds a Master's in Adult Education from Tusculum University, Tennessee, 2001 and is currently a doctoral student at Colorado State University studying Organizational Learning, Performance and Change. He teaches undergraduate Veteran Specific Courses including a first-year seminar. His research interests are relational leadership theory, prior learning assessment and student-veteran transition. As a 32-year retired US Air Force combat veteran he specializes in Student Veterans and Service Members (SVSM) success utilizing education, outreach and transition services. T.K. developed his critical and creative thinking pedigree in the Pentagon while working on the “Strategic Corporal” critical thinking initiative.


Dr. Martha McCaughey

Dr. Martha McCaughey

CCT Specialist

Martha McCaughey is a retired sociology professor and, now, a visiting researcher in sociology. She also teaches a First Year Seminar course called "The Purpose of the University" for the UW Honors College. Martha writes on academic freedom in higher education today, as well as on gender, violence, and technology. 


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Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning

1000 E. University, Dept. 3334

Coe Library 510

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)766-4847


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