Teaching Excellence Spotlight - Rachel Havranek

July 28, 2020

Rachel Havranek is a fourth year PhD student studying Geological Sciences. Her research focuses on how information about the hydrologic cycle is recorded in the geologic record. Rachel was recently awarded a Teaching Excellence Award based on her teaching philosophy and dedication to her students. We asked Rachel a few...

Teaching Excellence Spotlight - Anthony Pinter

July 28, 2020

Anthony Pinter is a fourth year PhD student studying Information Science. His research focuses on how people "do" identity online, particularly in times of identity change -- to do this, he explores how people change their social media presence(s) and activity in the midst of and after a romantic break-up...

Teaching Excellence Spotlight - Vincent Russell

July 28, 2020

Vincent Russel is a fourth year PhD student studying Communication. His research focuses on grassroots community efforts to advance participatory and deliberative democracy. Specifically, Vincent's research (a) emphasizes communication activism for social justice scholarship, which details how communication scholars can work collaboratively with marginalized individuals, activist groups, and community-based organizations...

Teaching Excellence Spotlight - Kate E. Hinshaw

July 28, 2020

Kate E. Hinshaw, MFA, recently graduated from the Cinema Studies and Moving Image Arts program. She works as a tactile filmmaker and cinematographer interested in using the cinematic gaze to render visible the interiority of the feminine. Tactily, she works with 16mm and super 8mm film through bleaching, scratching, painting,...

Teaching Excellence Spotlight - Bertha Alicia Bermúdez Tapia

July 28, 2020

Bertha Alicia Bermúdez Tapia is a sixth year PhD student studying Sociology. Her research focuses on the qualitative aspects of the relationship between migration, asylum, deportation, and border lives, particularly exploring community responses to restrictive immigration policies and violence on the US Mexico Border. Bertha was recently awarded a Teaching...

Teaching Excellence Spotlight - Brendan Connell

July 28, 2020

Brendan Connell is a fifth year PhD student studying Political Science. His research focuses on international political economy (IPE) with an emphasis on the politics of international finance. Brendan was recently awarded a Teaching Excellence Award based on his teaching philosophy and dedication to his students. We asked Brendan a...

Teaching Excellence Spotlight - Sarah Schoonraad

July 28, 2020

Sarah Schoonraad is a fourth year PhD student studying Materials Science and Engineering. Her research focuses on tissue engineering with an aim to develop materials that can be incorporated into the human body to replace tissue that has been damaged and promote regeneration. Sarah was recently awarded a Teaching Excellence...

Teaching Excellence Spotlight - Laura Margarita Malaver

July 28, 2020

Laura Margarita Malaver is a third year PhD student in Ethnic Studies. Their research focuses developing a praxis-oriented theory called recovecos (Spanish for nook, hidden turn, and twist) that examines subject's relation and interaction with space (nook) and time (hidden turn), while interrogating and highlighting still-forming projects of performance and...

Teaching Excellence Spotlight - Dustin Cook

July 28, 2020

Dustin Cook is a fourth year PhD student studying Civil Engineering. His research focuses on risk assessment methods pertaining to the seismic performance of buildings and their post-disaster functionality. Dustin was recently awarded a Teaching Excellence Award based on his teaching philosophy and dedication to his students. We asked Dustin...

Teaching Excellence Spotlight - Emily Nocito

July 28, 2020

Emily Nocito is a third year PhD student in Environmental Studies. Her research focuses on marine conservation of the high seas via international governance. Emily was recently awarded a Teaching Excellence Award based on her teaching philosophy and dedication to her students. We asked Emily a few questions to learn...

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