Honors and fellowships

At Michigan State University

All-University Excellence in Teaching Citation, Michigan State University – 2011

Awarded to graduate teaching assistants who have distinguished themselves by the care they have given and the skill they have shown in meeting their classroom responsibilities. See citation here and official award site here

RCAH Graduate Fellowship. Residential College in Arts and Humanities. Michigan State University – Academic year 2010-2011

Students selected for this full-year program participate in group meetings twice a month and smaller discussions with other fellows, outside speakers, and faculty members on topics related to teaching, learning, and engagement. Fellowship recipients work toward defining a small project related to the scholarship of teaching and/or the scholarship of engagement. See abstract of research here; Poster presented at  RCAH here, and Presentation at Michigan SOTL Academy here.

Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Teaching Fellowship Program. Michigan State University and James Madison College – Academic year 2009-2010

The primary goal of the IIT Fellowship Program is to broaden and enrich the professional development experience of a diverse group of graduate students by placing them within an environment, James Madison College, with an established tradition in excellence in undergraduate teaching. Selected fellows work closely with a core group of Madison faculty to engage in structured discussions on pedagogy and practice, on interdisciplinary course design and curriculum development, and on general interaction with undergraduates. They also work with core faculty to investigate theoretical and practical applications of interdisciplinary inquiry and research. See link to program here. See Intellectual Application Project proposal here and final Report here