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.  

  • Chumie is a 6th year PhD Candidate in Religious Studies, subfield Religion and Critical Thought. Her dissertation brings together Jewish thought, theory of religion, and gender studies through an exploration of pious Jewish women's ritual practices. She holds a BA in Biology and Philosophy from Stern College for Women and an MA in Jewish Philosophy from Bernard Revel Graduate School.

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  • Head Teaching Consultant

    Vidushi is a 4th-year Ph.D. candidate in the School of Engineering. Her research involves experimental and data science-based study on the impact of 2D nanomaterials on health and the environment. She is an international student from Mumbai, India, where she earned a B.Tech. in Chemical Technology. While at Brown she has received her M.S. in Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering and has had the opportunity to be a teaching assistant for courses in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering. She has also been involved with the Brown pre-college program [email protected] and has acted as instructor for 2 years. She first began work with the Sheridan Center in 2018, and has since completed all their certificate programs, also acting as Teaching Consultant in 2019. She credits her work with them as responsible for an exponential growth in her skills as a teacher, and greatly looks forward to being a Head Teaching Consultant for the Center in the upcoming year. 

  • 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.