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Junior Faculty Spotlight: Daniela D’Eugenio

Jul. 20, 2020—Each year, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Daniela D’Eugenio, French & Italian, talks about some of the most useful lessons she has learned from the Fellowship. As a Senior Lecturer of Italian in the Department of French and Italian and affiliated faculty for the Certificate in Second Language Studies, I...

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The CFT acknowledges these junior faculty who participated in the JFTF program this year!

Jun. 22, 2020—L to R: Audrey Bowden (Biomedical Engineering), Daniela D’Eugenio (French & Italian), Misty Evans (Nursing), Gautam Hans (Law), Brittany Haskell (Nursing), Allison Leich Hilbun (Biological Sciences), Clinton Leonard (Nursing), Elliott McCarter (Asian Studies), Justus Ndukaife (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science), Ipek Oguz (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science), Jennifer Ridgway (Nursing), LeTizia Smith (Nursing), Kim Steanson (Nursing), Denis Zhernokleyev (German, Russian and East European Studies) We want to thank 2019-2020 Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows for a great year thinking about teaching together,...

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Junior Faculty Spotlight: Jennifer Ridgway

May. 18, 2020—Each month, the CFT highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Jennifer Ridgway, Nursing, talks about her teaching philosophy and interests. Engaging in the Center for Teaching’s (CFT) Junior Faculty Teaching Fellowship (JFTF) has become one of the greatest growth opportunities in my professional development as faculty.  One of my primary goals in participating in this...

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Apply to be a Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow!

Apr. 14, 2020—We are now accepting applications for the 2020-21 Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows program. The program is designed to help you: Build understanding of principles of learning to inform your teaching Stock your teaching toolkit with new skills and approaches Develop a framework for course design Build teaching community Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows receive $2000 in research funds to be...

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CFT Proudly Welcomes the 2019 Cohort of Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows!

Aug. 21, 2019—L to R: Audrey Bowden (Biomedical Engineering), Daniela D’Eugenio (French & Italian), Misty Evans (Nursing), Gautam Hans (Law), Brittany Haskell (Nursing), Allison Leich Hilbun (Biological Sciences), Clinton Leonard (Nursing), Elliott McCarter (Asian Studies), Justus Ndukaife (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science), Ipek Oguz (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science), Jennifer Ridgway (Nursing), LeTizia Smith (Nursing), Kim Steanson...

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Junior Faculty Spotlight: Yuankai (Kenny) Tao

Jul. 10, 2019—Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This time, we highlighted Yuankai Kenny Tao, Biomedical Engineering, who talks about his teaching philosophy and interests. I have been an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University since 2016. I am the director of the Diagnostic Imaging and Image-Guided...

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Junior Faculty Spotlight: Sophie Bjork-James

Jul. 9, 2019—Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Sophie Bjork-James, Anthropology, talks about her eaching philosophy and interests. I teach anthropology classes on reproductive politics, race and racism, and climate change. Modeling how to engage in controversial conversations in productive ways is thus a focus of my...

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Teaching Innovations at Vanderbilt: Ravindra Duddu and Cyberlearning Tools

Apr. 15, 2019—By Faith Rovenolt, CFT undergraduate intern I had the privilege to sit down with Dr. Ravindra Duddu, an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering who recently won an NSF CAREER grant  that focuses on understanding Antarctic ice sheet fracture. To understand this phenomenon of iceberg calving, the grant proposes applying engineering tools and techniques...

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Apply to be a Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow!

Apr. 4, 2019—We are now accepting applications for the 2019-20 Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows program. The  program is designed to help you: Learn from the teaching experiences of colleagues Develop skills that will enable you to analyze and improve your teaching over time Build a teaching community at Vanderbilt Learn to balance and integrate your teaching and...

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Junior Faculty Spotlight: Leon Bellan

Feb. 8, 2019—Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Leon Bellan, Mechanical Engineering, talks about his teaching philosophy and interests. My research focuses on developing scalable fabrication techniques for making microfluidic materials with unique properties. We use these microfluidic materials for biomedical, structural, and energy related applications, keeping...

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