Mary Botticelli Christensen
Department of Education
Assistant Professor Mary Botticelli Christensen directed Educational Main Street for more than half of its 25-year history (the program ended in 2015). Educational Main Street adopted a model of research, service, and outreach to serve the educational needs of the Greater Hartford community and the academic needs of our University students. Christensen, a strong proponent of service learning, has created many opportunities for University students to work with school-age children to complement classroom learning.
Christensen is interested in neuroscience and its application to teaching and learning. She is currently investigating new models for tutoring students. She has also presented at a variety of conferences on developing and sustaining partnerships between universities and public schools.