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Announcing the New Teaching Affiliates for 2013

Aug. 14, 2013—This year’s graduate student Teaching Affliliates are, left to right, Oscar Ayala (Biomedical Engineering), Karen Childress (Economics),Vivian Finch (German), Jane Hirtle (Psychology and Human Development), Mary Keithly (Chemistry), Matt Owen (History), Ryan Ortega (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Danielle Picard (History), Tessy Sebastian (Biological Sciences), and Ansley Quiros (History). The Center for Teaching is excited to...

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CFT Says Farewell to Stacey Kizer

Apr. 6, 2013—By CFT Director Derek Bruff Last Friday the CFT said good-bye to our program coordinator, Stacey Kizer, who is moving on to a position outside of Vanderbilt. Stacey was with us just over two years, during which time she oversaw publicity, logistics, and assessment for most of our orientations, workshops, and events—greatly enhancing the efficiency...

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Meet CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow Adam Wilsman

Oct. 25, 2012—This fall, we’re introducing the CFT’s 2012-13 Graduate Teaching Fellows* individually to highlight their areas of expertise, interests, and specific CFT activities. Adam Wilsman is a Ph.D. student in History.  His dissertation, entitled “Our Enemy’s Enemy: Human Rights and the U.S. Intervention in El Salvador, 1977-1992,” is currently in progress.  Adam has TA’d a wide...

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Meet CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow Katie Headrick Taylor

Oct. 24, 2012—This fall, we’re introducing the CFT’s 2012-13 Graduate Teaching Fellows* individually to highlight their areas of expertise, interests, and specific CFT activities. Katie Headrick Taylor is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Teaching and Learning in Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College.  For Katie’s dissertation research, she conducted a design experiment for spatial justice with local...

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Meet CFT Graduate Assistant Katie McEwen

Sep. 27, 2012—As the CFT explores digital learning through the Coursera initiative, we’re glad to have help from Katie McEwen, who is working as a graduate assistant at the CFT this year. Katie is a doctoral student in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages. She specializes in 18th- to 20th-century German literature, with an emphasis on...

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Meet CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow Jessica Riviere

Sep. 14, 2012—Over the next few weeks, we will introduce the CFT’s 2012-13 Graduate Teaching Fellows* individually to highlight their areas of expertise, interests, and specific CFT activities. Jessica Riviere is a Ph.D. student in German Literature and is writing a dissertation on late 18th– and early 19th-century women writers.  Jessica has taught first- and second-year German...

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Meet CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow Beth Koontz

Aug. 29, 2012—Over the next few weeks, we will introduce the CFT’s 2012-13 Graduate Teaching Fellows* individually to highlight their areas of expertise, interests, and specific CFT activities. Beth Koontz is a Ph.D. student in Anthropology, focusing on Andean bioarchaeology and the role of violence in state formation and collapse. Although TAs in Anthropology primarily hold office hours...

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CFT Says Good-Bye to Milt Cox

Jul. 5, 2012—by CFT Director Derek Bruff Late last month, the CFT said good-bye to educational consultant Milt Cox, who is moving on to consult with other colleges and universities.  Milt came on board back in August and helped us through a challenging transitional year at the CFT.  He led our Teaching-as-Research Fellows program, worked with our...

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Graduate Teaching Fellows 2012-13

Jun. 13, 2012—The Center for Teaching is excited to announce its incoming Graduate Teaching Fellows (GTFs) for 2012-13. GTFs provide a variety of services for Vanderbilt’s graduate, post doc and professional students, including one-on-one consultations on teaching issues and professional development, syllabus and course design, interpreting and responding to student evaluations, writing teaching statements, and engaging techniques...

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The CFT Welcomes New Assistant Director Cynthia Brame

May. 8, 2012—We’re excited to announce the upcoming appointment of Cynthia Brame as a new assistant director at the CFT.  Cynthia is currently an associate professor of biology at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana, and will begin here at the CFT in July.  Cynthia received her B.S. from Centre College and her Ph.D. in pharmacology here at...

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