Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows Program

The Sheridan Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows program is a yearlong, cohort-based learning community that provides the opportunity for a small group of junior faculty from across the disciplines to come together to reflect upon and discuss their teaching and their students’ learning with Sheridan staff. During the Fall semester, fellows participate in the Sheridan Teaching Seminar Reflective Teaching Certificate, completing online components and attending Certificate workshops facilitated by the Sheridan Senior Associate Director. Fellows also learn strategies for observing teaching and giving formative peer feedback across disciplines. During the Spring semester, fellows participate in three reading group discussion sessions on teaching-related topics of interest to fellows, observe another fellow's class, and discuss insights and ideas gained from the experience. Sample topics might include: Inclusive Teaching, Classroom Strategies, Writing Pedagogy, Course Design and Assessment, or Documenting Teaching. Participants also receive feedback on their teaching through a course observation or early student feedback session and one-on-one consultation with Sheridan staff.

Fellows will receive a $500 research stipend after completing the program.*

Program Dates

Fall sessions will be held remotely via Zoom. Spring session locations TBD.

Fall 2021

Monday, September 27; 5:40-7:10 pm
Monday, October 18; 5:40-7:10 pm
Monday, November 15; 5:40-7:10 pm
Monday, December 6; 5:40-7:10 pm

Spring 2022

Wednesday, February 2; 12-1 pm
Tuesday, March 8; 12-1 pm
Wednesday, April 12; 12-1 pm

University Awards Ceremony: Date TBA (attendance is optional) 

Please contact Dr. Jessica Metzler at [email protected] with questions about the program.

*Please note that participants must complete all required components of the program (completion of all Reflective Teaching Certificate requirements, full attendance at all sessions, and participation in peer and Sheridan teaching observations) to be eligible to receive the research stipend.

Applications for the 2021-22 Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows cohort will be accepted until August 31, 2021. Click here to apply!

Past Fellows

2020-21

Charrise Barron (Africana Studies and Music)
Theophilus A. Benson (Computer Science)
Renee Surprenant Fitzgerald (Theatre Arts & Performance Studies)
Emily Gadbois (Health Services, Policy, & Practice)
Emily Kress (Philosophy)
Jinying Li (Department of Modern Culture and Media)
Alice Paul (Biostatistics)

2019-2020

Jesse Ault (Fluids and Thermal Sciences, School of Engineering)
David Buchta (Classics)
Emily Drumsta (Comparative Literature)
Marissa Gray (Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, & Biotechnology)
Elizabeth Miller (Philosophy)
Jessica Plavicki (Pathology and Laboratory Medicine)
Malte Schwarzkopf (Computer Science)

2018-19

Lisa Biggs (Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre)
Elena Festa (CLPS)
Amanda M. Jamieson (Molecular Microbiology and Immunology)
Kemp Plumb (Physics)
Lulei Su (East Asian Studies)
James Tompkin (Computer Science)

2017-18

José Manuel Conde Alonso (Mathematics)
Leon J. Hilton (Theatre Arts and Performance Studies)
Jeff Huang (Computer Science)
Hieyoon Kim (East Asian Studies)
Jason Protass (Religious Studies)
Jerome Robinson (Chemistry)
Adam J. Sullivan (Biostatistics)

2015-16

Lisa Dicarlo (Sociology)
Jennifer Franck (Engineering)
Jennifer Lambe (History)
Jeremy Mumford (History)

2014-15

Nina Emery (Philosophy)
Karla Kaun (Neuroscience)
Sarah Thomas (Hispanic Studies)
Paul Valiant (Computer Science)

2013-14

Cici Bauer (Public Health - Biostatistics)
Sylvia Kuo (Economics)
Eng-Beng Lim (Theatre Arts and Performance Studies)
Monica Linden (Neuroscience)
Josh Pacewicz (Sociology)

2012-13

Jennifer Lindsay (Education)
Brandon Marshall (Public Health - Epidemiology)
Li-Qiong Wang (Chemistry)
Andrew Pennock (Taubman Center)

2011-12

Stephen Bush (Religious Studies)
Johanna Hanink (Classics)
Thomas Serre (CLPS)
Kathleen Hess (Chemistry)