Mary Ann Shea, the outgoing director of the Faculty Teaching Excellence Program and director of the President’s Teaching Scholars Program, reflects on her career promoting student-centered teaching and learning.
It was less than three hours until Apollo 11 was set to leave planet Earth, and Stew Woodward had found a leak in the line supplying liquid hydrogen fuel to the massive Saturn V rocket. The first manned mission to the moon was in jeopardy.
Former graduate student Sarah Tynen was living in Urumqi, China, when officials began detaining Muslims in unheard of numbers. "I still have nightmares about it," said Tynen, who serves as the university’s graduate program manager.