Teaching Scholars

Teaching Scholars

The Teaching Scholars Program promotes shared scholarly inquiry into teaching and learning. Those interested in conducting scholarly examinations of strategies designed to enhance student learning are encouraged to apply. This program continues to be built around collaborative relationships with interdisciplinary faculty colleagues engaging in the scholarly examination of learning. The primary goal of this program is to support faculty in the design, implementation, and assessment of scholarly projects that identify and create significant learning environments.

The broad aims of the program include:

  • Assessing, developing, and enhancing student learning
  • Building an interdisciplinary community of scholars around learning and teaching
  • Building strategies for the scholarly study of student learning
  • Identifying, through research, elements of significant learning environments

The benefits of the program for participants include:

  • Participating in a year-long program that focuses on the scholarship of learning and teaching
  • The development of collegial relationships across disciplines
  • Participation at one funded conference on learning, teaching, and SoTL
  • Unit will receive $3,000.00 to cover costs associated with workload reallocation.
  • Developing methods for studying, documenting, and assessing learning and teaching.
Application questions of no more than 200 - 400 words each include:
  • Briefly state your philosophy regarding teaching and student learning
  • What experiences, interest, knowledge, and skills might you contribute to colleagues in this learning community

Community is a key element in the Teaching Scholars Program.  Our goal is to foster a learning community where scholars support one another in the design, implementation, and assessment of scholarly projects that examine student learning.

  • Describe innovative teaching activities in which you have been involved that have made a difference in your students' learning

e.g., efforts to improve teaching, development of curricular materials, etc.

  • Indicate how your participation in this program will contribute to our professional goals
  • At this time, what are the research question(s) that you are proposing for your project (no more than 400 -600 words)

Each Teaching Scholar will be expected to develop a scholarly examination into one or more areas of student learning.  In particular, scholars will examine how particular teaching strategies influence student learning.  These projects might be linked with a specific course or process designed to improve student learning (such as cooperative learning, active learning, technology implementation)

Applications will be accepted from all full-time Tenure Track and full-time Non-Tenure Track faculty members.

 

2019-2020 Teaching Scholars

Lilly Conference


Younghun Chae

Computer Science

 


Debra Clark

Foundations, Leadership & Administration

 


Amy Darrow

Foundations, Leadership & administration

Qunxing Ding

Biology

 


Jean Engohang-Ndong

Biological Sciences

 


Jill Kawalec

Podiatric Medicine

Kiwon Lee

Foundations, Leadership & Administration

Karen Mascolo

Nursing

Thomas Sahajdack

Economics

Rekha Sharma

School of Communication Studies

 

2018-2019 Teaching Scholars

  • Joanne Caniglia, School of Teaching, Leadership, and Curriculum Studies, Kent Campus
  • Valerie Cubon-Bell, Chemistry, Trumbell Campus
  • Kristina Knight, Social and Behavioral Science, Kent Campus 
  • Sara Kooperman, School of Peace and Conflict Studies, Kent Campus
  • Seonjeong Ally Lee, College of Education, Health, and Human services, Kent Campus
  • Bridget Mulvey, School of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies 
  • Elena Novak, Educational Technology, Kent Campus
  • Brian Yim, School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration, Kent Campus
  • Chance York, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Kent Campus
  • Haithem Zourrig, Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Stark Campus

2017-2018 Teaching Scholars

  • Rebecca Chism, Modern and Classical Language Studies, Kent Campus
  • Dawn Ensminger-Stokes, College of Nursing Technology, Twinsburg Campus
  • Karen Lowry Gordon, Nutrition, Kent Campus
  • Pamela Takayoshi, English, Kent Campus
  • Kimberly Talentino, Modern and Classical Languages, Kent Campus
  • Derek Van Ittersum, English, Kent Campus
  • Cindy Widuck, College of Public Health, Kent Campus
  • Jeremy Williams, Geology, Kent Campus

2016-2017 Teaching Scholars

  • Peña L. Bedesem, School of Lifespan Development and Education Sciences, Kent Campus
  • Edward Dauterich, English, Kent Campus
  • Marie Gasper-Hulvat, Art, Stark Campus
  • Insook Kim, Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies, Kent Campus
  • Rui Liu, Architecture & Environmental Design, Kent Campus
  • Ellen Mulqueeny, Mathematical Science, Kent Campus
  • Joan Meggitt, Theatre, Kent Campus
  • Jennifer Metheney, College of Nursing, Kent Campus
  • Gabriella Paar-Jakli, Political Science, Kent Campus
  • Ashley Reed, Health Science, Kent Campus
  • Eric Taylor, Geology, Stark Campus

2015-2016 Teaching Scholars

  • Brian Barber, School of Lifespan Development and Education Sciences, Kent Campus
  • Rachel Blasiman, Psychology, Salem Campus
  • Tatyana Bystrova-McIntyre, Modern Classical Languages, Kent Campus
  • Shawn Golden, Computer Technology, East Liverpool Campus
  • Karl Kosko, Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies, Kent Campus
  • Margaret (Ruth) Leslie, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Kent Campus
  • Lawrence (Larry) Nehring, Modern and Classical Languages, Kent Campus
  • Takahiro Sato, Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies, Kent Campus

2014-2015 Teaching Scholars

  • Sue Clement, Geology, Geauga Campus and Twinsburg Academic Center
  • Aroon Manoharan, Political Science, Kent Campus
  • Jennifer Mapes, Geography, Kent Campus
  • Carol Robinson, English, Trumbull Campus
  • Mariana Romero, Modern and Classical Languages , Kent Campus
  • James (Jim) Seelye, History, Stark Campus
  • Gregory Tinkler, Biological Science, Kent Campus
  • Maria E. Zaldivar, Modern and Classical Languages, Kent Campus

2013-2014 Teaching Scholars

  • Tina Bhargava, Social and Behavioral Science, Kent Campus
  • Belinda Boon, Library and Information Science, Kent Campus
  • Daniel Castaneda, Modern and Classical Languages, Stark Campus
  • Ji Young Cho, Architecture and Environmental Design, Kent Campus
  • Patrick Gallagher, Modern and Classical Languages, Kent Campus
  • Michele Heron, Teaching Leadership and Curriculum Studies, Stark Campus

2012-2013 Teaching Scholars

  • Wendy Bedrosian, Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies, Kent Campus
  • Diana Stewart, Nursing Technology, East Liverpool Campus 
  • Jakyung Seo, Theatre, Kent Campus
  • Jennifer Marcinkiewicz, Biological Sciences, Kent Campus
  • Moon-Heum Cho, Educational Foundations and Special Services, Stark Campus
  • Jeanne Smith, English, Kent Campus
  • Becky Parylak, Geography, Kent Campus

2011-2012 Teaching Scholars

  • Wendy Bedrosian, Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies
  • James Bolchalk, Economics, Geauga Campus
  • Keiran Dunne, Modern and Classical Languages, Kent Campus
  • Jeffery Huston, Health Sciences, Kent Campus
  • Uma Krishnan, English, Kent Campus
  • Mary Parr, Foundation, Leadership, and Administration, Kent Campus
  • Sandra Pech, Early Childhood Education, Tuscarawas Campus
  • Dirk Remley, English, Kent Campus
  • Theresa Repicky, Political Science, Kent Campus
  • Lydia Rose, Sociology, East Liverpool Campus
  • Scott Tobias, Family and Consumer Studies, Stark Campus

2010-2011 Teaching Scholars

  • Madhav Bhatta, Public Health, Kent Campus
  • Sloane Burgess, Special Education, Kent Campus
  • Pratim Datta, Management and Information Systems, Kent Campus
  • Debarchana Ghosh, Geography, Kent Campus
  • Sanna Harjusola-Webb, Lifespan Development and Education Sciences, Kent Campus
  • Dandan Liu, Economics, Kent Campus
  • Jung-Yeup Kim, Philosophy, Kent Campus 
  • Manacy Pai, Sociology, Kent Campus
  • Xiaoling Pu, Finance, Kent Campus
  • John Staley, Health Policy Management, Kent Campus
  • Joanna Trzeciak, Modern and Classical Language Studies, Kent Campus

2008–2009 Teaching Scholars

  • David Purcell, Sociology, Kent Campus
  • E. Owen Carew, Mathematical Science, Kent Campus
  • Helen Piontkivska, Biology, Kent Campus
  • Hyangsook Lee, Journalism and Mass Communication, Kent Campus
  • Jeffrey T. Child, School of Communication Studies, Kent Campus
  • Karen Kritzer, Educational Foundation and Social Services, Kent Campus
  • Ramona Freeman, Teaching, Leadership, and Curriculum Studies, Kent Campus
  • Steve L. Turner, Teaching, Leadership, and Curriculum Studies, Kent Campus
  • Susan Iverson, Teaching, Leadership, and Curriculum Studies, Kent Campus
  • Wei Li, Accounting, Kent Campus
  • Mary Louise Holly, Faculty Professional Development Center - Facilitator

2007–2008 Teaching Scholars

  • Hanbin Mao, Chemistry, Kent Campus
  • Robert Logan, College of Technology, Kent Campus
  • Patti Kameya, History, Kent Campus
  • Martha Lash, Teaching, Leadership, and Curriculum Studies, Kent Campus
  • Karl Idsvoog, Journalism and Mass Communication, Kent Campus
  • Clare Stacey, Sociology, Kent Campus
  • Linda Hoeptner-Poling, Art, Kent Campus

2006–2007 Teaching Scholars

  • Beth Butler, College of Communication and Information, Kent Campus
  • Mary Ann Devine, School of Exercise, Leisure, and Sport, Kent Campus
  • Chere Doiron, Interior Design, Kent Campus
  • Vickie Ellison, Modern and Classical Language Studies, Kent Campus
  • Michele Ewing, Journalism and Mass Communication, Kent Campus
  • Athena Salaba, Library and Information Science, Kent Campus
  • David Smeltzer, Journalism and Mass Communication, Kent Campus
  • Mousa Traore, School of Fashion Design and Merchandising, Kent Campus
  • Anita Varrati, Teaching, Leadership, and Curriculum Studies, Kent Campus
  • E Sue Wamsley, History, Kent Campus
  • Christopher Was, Education Foundations and Special Services, Kent Campus

2005–2006 Teaching Scholars

  • David Dees, Education Foundations and Special Services, Salem Campus
  • Susan Emens, Technology, Kent Campus
  • Meghan Harper, Library and Information Science, Kent Campus
  • Gro Hovhannisyan, Mathematical Sciences, Kent Campus
  • Koon Hwee Kan, Art, Kent Campus
  • Tricia Niesz, Foundation, Leadership and Administration, Kent Campus
  • Tsunghui Tu, Teaching Leadership and Current Studies, Kent Campus
  • Dwayne Wasson, Music, Kent Campus
  • Gina Zavota, Philosophy, Kent Campus

2004–2005 Teaching Scholars

  • David Brenner, Modern and Classical Language Studies, Kent Campus
  • David Bruce, Teaching, Leadership and Curriculum Studies, Kent Campus
  • Mary Ann Devine, Foundation, Leadership and Administration, Kent Campus
  • Alison Fletcher, History, Kent Campus
  • George Haber, Adult Counseling, Kent Campus
  • Clauda Khourey-Bowers, Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies, Stark Campus
  • Janice Kroeger, Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies, Kent Campus 
  • Jaclyn LaPlaca, History, Kent Campus
  • Mei-Chen Lin, Communication Studies, Kent Campus
  • Cary McDougall, Art, Stark Campus   
  • Molly Merryman, Justice Studies, Kent Campus
  • Eric Mintz, Biological Sciences, Kent Campus
  • Ronica Rooks, Finance, Kent Campus
  • Xinlei Zhao, Finance, Kent Campus

2003–2004 Teaching Scholars

  • Ginny Horvath, Regional Campuses
  • Alison Bianchi, Sociology, Kent Campus
  • Violet Dutcher, English, Stark Campus
  • Tina Kandakai, Adult Counseling, Health, and Vocational Education, Kent Campus
  • Molly Lindner, Art, Stark Campus
  • Laurie Moses Hines, Educational Foundation & Special Services, Trumbull Campus
  • Kimberly Peer, Exercise, Leisure, and Sport, Kent Campus
  • Steven Riechman, Exercise, Leisure, and Sport, Kent Campus
  • David Tuthill, Biological Sciences, Kent Campus
  • Sarah Wilcox, Sociology, Kent Campus
  • Esook Yoon, Political Science, Kent Campus

2002–2003 Teaching Scholars

  • Shawn Banasick, Geography, Kent Campus
  • Andrew Barnes, Political Science, Kent Campus
  • Jane Beckett-Camaratta, Political Science, Kent Campus
  • Jonathan Paul Fleming, Architecture, Kent Campus
  • Yuko Kurahashi, Theatre, Kent Campus
  • Argyrios K. Pisiotis, History, Kent Campus
  • Scott A. Sherer, Art, Kent Campus
  • Jay D. Sloan, English, Stark Campus
  • Mathew Weinstein, Teaching, Leadership,and Curriculum Studies, Kent Campus
  • Don A. Wicks, Library and Information Science, Kent Campus
  • Kathleen O. Williams, Adult Nursing, Kent Campus

2001–2002 Teaching Scholars

  • Marty Jencius, Adult Counseling, Health and Vocational Education, Kent Campus
  • Ralph Lorenz, School of Music, Kent Campus
  • William Frank Robinson, History, Stark Campus
  • Alexander J. Seed, Chemistry, Kent Campus
  • Scott Sheridan, Geography, Kent Campus
  • Ferenc de Szalay, Biological Sciences, Kent Campus
  • Yin Zhang, Library and Information Science, Kent Campus

2000–2001 Teaching Scholars

  • Alison Butler, Economics, Kent Campus
  • Jessie Carduner, Modern and Classical Languages, Kent Campus
  • Mark Cassell, Political Science, Kent Campus
  • Mary Ann Devine, Exercise, Leisure and Sport, Kent Campus
  • G. Leticia Gonzalez, Exercise, Leisure and Sport, Kent Campus
  • Lisa Holland, Chemistry, Kent Campus
  • Lynn Koch, Educational Foundations and Special Services, Kent Campus
  • Pam Lieske, English, Trumbull Campus
  • Mandy J. Munro-Stasiuk, Geography, Kent Campus
  • Vic Perera, Mathematics, Trumbull Campus
  • Daniel Price, Justice Studies, Trumbull Campus
  • Min Qi, Economics, Kent Campus
  • Jeanette Riley, English, Stark Campus
  • Kathryn Wilson, Economics, Kent Campus

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