Proctors and Head Teaching Consultants

  • Melody is a PhD candidate of Musicology & Ethnomusicology in Brown's Music Department. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance (University of New Hampshire) and an MA in Musicology (Tufts University) and Ethnomusicology (Brown University). Melody's commitment to inclusive teaching and learning stem from her experiences as a working-class woman of color in majority-white music institutions and departments. In her past years at Brown, she has regularly participated in the Sheridan Center's workshops for students, and is eager to collaborate with staff and students this year in her new capacity as Sheridan Proctor in Academic Administration.  

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  • Aaron is a sixth-year PhD Candidate in the Department of Economics. He is a development and urban economist, and his research studies urban renewal and education in the developing world. Aaron is a dual-Canadian-British citizen from Vancouver, completing his bachelor's degree at Western University, Canada before moving on to his Masters Degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Since beginning his PhD in 2015, both New England and Brown University have increasingly become his home. Aaron has had the opportunity to teach many courses during his time at Brown, including core economics courses and his specialty fields, as well as serve as a teaching assistant for various courses within the department. He first got involved with the Sheridan Center in 2018, completing all of their certificate programs, and has found it to be an incredible resource for growing his teaching. He is excited to be a Head Teaching Consultant this year and is looking forward to working with the Sheridan Center on furthering resources for inclusive teaching at Brown.

  • Anastasia Williams is a 6-year Ph.D. candidate in Slavic Studies at Brown University. She is an international student from Saint Petersburg, Russia, where she earned an M.A. and a B.A. At Brown University, Anastasia has acquired an extensive teaching experience (four semesters of independent teaching of Russian language and two semesters of being a TA in Russian literature courses). She has also worked as a lead language instructor of Russian for Indiana University.