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 Associate Director. Fellows also learn strategies for observing teaching and giving formative peer feedback across disciplines. During the Spring semester, fellows participate in two reading group discussion sessions on teaching-related topics of interest to fellows. Sample topics might include: Inclusive Teaching, Classroom Strategies, Writing Pedagogy, Course Design, or Documenting Teaching. Participants also observe each others’ courses and receive feedback on their teaching through a course observation or early student feedback session and one-on-one consultation with Sheridan staff. Fellows may also have the opportunity to facilitate a teaching-focused session of the Sheridan Early Career Faculty Roundtable.

Fellows will receive a $500 research stipend after completing the program.* Assistant professors and lecturers are welcome to apply for the 2017-18 year by August 25th. Note: the application window for 2017-18 has now closed.

Program Dates

All sessions are held at the Sheridan Center (SciLi 720)

Fall 2017

Monday, September 25; 5:40-7:10 pm
Monday, October 16; 5:40-7:10 pm
Monday, November 6; 5:40-7:10 pm
Monday, December 4; 5:40-7:10 pm

Spring 2018

Tuesday, February 13; 12-1 pm
Tuesday, April 3; 12-1 pm

Please contact Sheridan_Center@Brown.edu for 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.

2017-18 Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows

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)

Past Fellows


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


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


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


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


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