Elise Mueller

Senior Academic Technology Consultant, Languages

Elise Mueller, Ph.D.Elise Mueller is the consultant for the language departments at Duke. Her goal is to help instructors explore the best ways to support language acquisition through technology.  In addition, she assists faculty with the planning and development of Coursera courses. She is constantly on the search for new ways to teach with multimedia, is interested in experiential and authentic learning, and is currently grappling with the meaning of a liberal arts education in the 21st century.

Recent Blog Posts:


Ditching the Final Exam in Language Courses, AAEEBL Conference, Portland (July 2017)

Using Portfolios for Student Self-Reflection, Teaching and Learning Days, Durham (March 2017)

Technology and Pedagogy:  Tips and Trends from Duke, ACTFL Conference, San Antonio (November 2016)

Teaching the Teachers: Keeping Faculty Current, ELI Conference, San Antonio (February 2016)

Warpwire Implementation, TechExpo, Durham (April 2015)

Writing in Coursera: The Challenges of Peer Assessments, ELI Conference, New Orleans (February 2014)

Bringing the Cloud to the Language Lab, CIT Workshops, Durham (January 2013)

Sakai Support: A CIT Perspective, TechExpo, Durham (January 2013)


Prior to her work in CIT, Elise was a visiting assistant professor for five years in Duke’s German department. Elise has a B.A. in German Studies from Boston College and a Ph.D. in German and European Studies from Georgetown University.