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Junior Faculty Spotlight: Michiru Lowe

Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month Michiru Lowe of Asian Studies talks about her teaching philosophy and interests. I have previously taught at Japanese schools in Japan and New Jersey from school age children to senior community members before I came to Vanderbilt. At any…

Posted on October 10, 2017 in News, , ,


CFT Proudly Welcomes the 2017 Cohort of Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows!

Left to Right: Brett Byrum (Biomedical Engineering), Christopher Caldelaria (Leadership, Policy, and Organizations), Teresa Dunleavy (Teaching & Learning), Nicolette Kostiw (Center for Latin American Studies), Kanah Lewallen (Nursing), Shihong Lin (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Michiru Lowe (Asian Studies), Sara Mayeux (Law), Natasha McClure (Nursing), Marzia Milazzo (English), Mary Lauren Pfieffer (Nursing), Jannyse Starks (Nursing), Claudine…

Posted on August 16, 2017 in News, , ,


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, , , ,


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: 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 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, ,


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

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),…

Posted on August 12, 2015 in News, ,


Mark your calendar & spread the word about upcoming August orientations

Teaching at Vanderbilt (TaV), an orientation for junior and senior faculty new to Vanderbilt, will be held from 1p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 20th, 2015, in Buttrick Hall. Those interested in attending should RSVP by August 14th by registering online or by calling the Center for Teaching at (615) 322-7290. Throughout the week following TAV Orientation…

Posted on July 16, 2015 in Events, News, , , , ,


CFT Acknowledges Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows

  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…

Posted on May 20, 2015 in News, , ,