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Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow Spotlight: Gabriel Briggs

Jan. 25, 2016—  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...

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Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow Spotlight: Anita Disney

Dec. 8, 2015—  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...

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Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow Spotlights: LaTonya Trotter and Courtney Cook

Nov. 11, 2015—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...

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Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow Spotlight: Anna Richmond, Nursing

Oct. 19, 2015—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...

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Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow Spotlight: Anand Vivek Taneja

Oct. 15, 2015— 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,...

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Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow Spotlights: Karen Hande and Ravindra Duddu

Sep. 17, 2015—Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Karen Hande, Instructor in Nursing, and Ravindra Duddu, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, talk about their teaching philosophy and interests. Karen Hande My interest in teaching began when I precepted nurse practitioner students in my practice.  It...

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CFT Proudly Welcomes the 2015 Cohort of Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows!

Aug. 12, 2015—This year’s Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows are, left to right, Gabriel Briggs (English), Courtney Cook (Nursing), Larisa DeSantis (Earth and Environmental Science), David Diehl (Human and Organizational Development), Anita Disney (Psychology), Ravindra Duddu (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Melissa Glassford (Nursing), Karen Hande (Nursing), David Laird (Leadership, Policy, and Organizations), Abby Parish (Nursing), Anna Richmond (Nursing),...

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CFT Acknowledges Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows

May. 20, 2015—  The CFT acknowledges these junior faculty who participated in the JFTF program this year! This year’s Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows, left to right: Jesse Blocher (Finance), John Bradley (English), Lily Claiborne (Earth and Environmental Sciences), Alex Da Fonte (Special Education), Ken MacLeish (Medicine, Health, and Society and Anthropology), Dan Morgan (Earth and Environmental Sciences),Haerin Shin (English), and...

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Apply to be a Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow!

Apr. 9, 2015—We are now accepting applications for 2015-16. 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...

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Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow Spotlight: Jesse Blocher

Feb. 6, 2015—Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Jesse Blocher, Assistant Professor of Finance, talks about his teaching philosophy and interests: I teach Corporate Valuation to MBA, MSF, and MAcc students at the Owen Graduate School of Business. Students come into my class motivated to learn, but...

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