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Junior Faculty Spotlight: Jessica Oster

Each month, the CFT highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Jessica Oster, Earth and Environmental Sciences, talks about her teaching philosophy and interests. Global climate change is among the most serious and complex issues of our time, especially as it is projected to cause serious but uncertain changes in the…

Posted on March 7, 2017 in News, , , ,


Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow Spotlight: Melissa Glassfor

Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Melissa Glassford, Nursing, talks about her teaching philosophy and interests. I teach in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at the School of Nursing, instructing nurses as they develop the skills and knowledge to become primary care providers for individuals…

Posted on April 15, 2016 in News, ,


Apply to be a Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow!

We are now accepting applications for 2016-17. The CFT’s Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows program is designed to help you: Learn from the teaching experiences of colleagues at Vanderbilt. • Develop skills that will enable you to analyze and improve your teaching over time. • Enjoy the community of teachers at Vanderbilt. • Learn to balance…

Posted on April 6, 2016 in News, ,


Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow Spotlight: David Diehl

Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month,David Diehl, Human and Organizational Development, talks about his teaching philosophy and interests. I teach in Peabody College’s Department of Human and Organizational Development, instructing undergraduates who are preparing for roles in various types of organizations and graduate students primarily interested…

Posted on March 23, 2016 in News, ,


Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow Spotlight: Abby Parish

Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Abby Parish, Nursing, talks about her teaching philosophy and interests. I teach in Vanderbilt’s graduate nursing program, instructing students who are Registered Nurses who are studying to become primary care nurse practitioners. I coordinate pharamacology, clinical pracitica, and mental…

Posted on February 11, 2016 in News, ,


Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow Spotlight: Gabriel Briggs

  Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Gabriel Briggs, English, talks about his teaching philosophy and interests. Gabriel Briggs The courses I teach reflect my broad interest in the intersection of race, gender, class, nation, and ethnicity in nineteenth-century American and African-American literature and culture. I want…

Posted on January 25, 2016 in News,


Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow Spotlight: Anita Disney

  Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Anita Disney, Psychology, talks about her teaching philosophy and interests. Anita Disney For many of our students, college will be their last engagement with structured learning. From the point of graduation forward, the extent to which we grow…

Posted on December 8, 2015 in News, ,


Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow Spotlights: LaTonya Trotter and Courtney Cook

Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, LaTonya Trotter, Sociology, and Courtney Cook, Nursing, talk about their teaching philosophy and interests. LaTonya Trotter I am a medical sociologist.  However, most of my students are future physicians, nurses, and engineers, not social scientists.  Therefore, my course goals…

Posted on November 11, 2015 in News,


Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow Spotlight: Anna Richmond, Nursing

Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month Anna Richmond, Nursing,  talks about her teaching philosophy and interests. Anna Richmond I teach clinical and didactic nursing courses to Family Nurse Practitioner students at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. I also co-teach a course in Interprofessional Education to…

Posted on October 19, 2015 in News, ,


Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow Spotlight: Anand Vivek Taneja

 Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month Anand Vivek Taneja, Religious Studies, talks about his teaching philosophy and interests. Anand Vivek Taneja I am an anthropologist of religion, and I work on new religious forms and inter-religious relations in modern South Asia. My book, Jinnealogy: Time, Islam,…

Posted on October 15, 2015 in News, ,