Michelle Hoffman (B.Sc., Concordia University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Toronto) is the Assistant Director of IWT and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Bard College, where she teaches courses in history and philosophy of science and in the First-Year Seminar program. Michelle's area of focus at IWT is writing to learn in STEM disciplines. Previously, she has taught at the American University of Central Asia, Bard's partner in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, as well as in Bard's Language and Thinking Program and the Bard Prison Initiative. Her research focuses on the history of psychology and education. She has a particular interest in transfer of training, a body of experimental research that examines whether learning skills acquired in one area readily transfer to other domains—a question that strikes at the core of teachers’ work.