Sara Nasrollahian

Assistant Director
2080 UCC
Mailing Address 
2800 University Capitol Centre
200 South Capitol Street
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States
  • PhD in educational psychology and research, adult learning
  • Graduate Certificate in qualitative research in education
  • MA in educational psychology 
  • BA in English language and literature

Sara Nasrollahian Mojarad joined the Center for Teaching in 2019 as an assistant director. Sara directs the Course Design Institute, an annual program for faculty interested in learning how to (re)design their courses. She launched the Cornerstones for Course Design webinars in 2020, a program held each semester for faculty to refresh their knowledge and learn strategies to (re)design inclusive and flexible courses. She also directs the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) program that aims to engaging instructors’ curiosity and commitment to conduct a systematic study of their own teaching.

In addition, she supports faculty through one-on-one consultations and pedagogical workshops She is a member of the University of Iowa Provost’s Task Force on First Generation College Students as well as College of Education Task Force on First Generation Students.  

Her interests include inclusive teaching, course design, SoTL, transparency in teaching and learning, and learning assessment strategies. 

Before joining the Center for Teaching, Sara worked as a graduate research assistant at the University of Tennessee in the Teaching and Learning Innovation Unit.