CFT Proudly Welcomes the 2018 Cohort of Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows!
Left to Right: Leon Bellan (Mechanical Engineering), Sophie Bjork-James (Anthropology), Brandon Byrd (History), Joshua Caldwell (Mechanical Engineering), Ashley Carse (Human and Organizational Development), Susan Douglas (Leadership, Policy and Organizations), Issam Eido (Religious Studies), Uttam Ghosh (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science), Kejia Hu (Owen), Taylor Johnson (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science), Neil Kelley (Earth & Environmental Sciences), Yolanda McDonald (Human and Organizational Development), Brenda McKenzie (Leadership, Policy and Organization), Sara Safransky (Human and Organizational Development), Elizabeth Self (Teaching & Learning), Sarah Suiter (Human and Organizational Development), and Yuankai Tao (Biomedical Engineering)
The Junior Faculty Teaching Fellowship provides its recipients with a structured faculty development experience complete with consultations, course design seminar, peer education, and senior faculty mentorship. This program not only helps its fellows develop an understanding of best teaching practices across the disciplines, but also assists them in their professional growth by helping them hone their abilities to balance teaching and research, improve their materials for review, and build a collaborative culture of teaching at Vanderbilt. The Center for Teaching thanks the School of Engineering and Peabody College for additional funding for this year’s fellows.
Over the coming months, the CFT newsletter will highlight the work of this year’s Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. Each month two fellows will be featured discussing their teaching philosophies and interests.