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Searle Fellows Program

The Searle Fellows Program aims helps early career faculty develop expertise and knowledge about learning and teaching.

Since the program's inception in 1999, our Searle Fellows have exemplified what it means to think critically and reflectively about one’s own teaching—and the learning of one’s students—across a wide variety of disciplines and fields. To date, over two hundred-fifty early career faculty members, drawing from nine schools and representing a broad range of disciplines have passed through our program, making their mark not only in the classrooms, but also on the greater Northwestern community and beyond.

Fostering a deep sense of inquiry into student learning has long been an underlying principle of the Searle Fellows Program. Rather than focusing simply on providing strategies, techniques, and tips, the Searle Fellows program seeks to foster critical inquiry and professional reflection on teaching, drawing on the university’s strategic assessment framework

The program is designed to: (1) integrate with existing faculty teaching demands, (2) draw on the academic experience of faculty in their current research/scholarship, (3) provide academic rigor and stimulation at a high intellectual level, and (4) create a professional experience which will be rich and rewarding for faculty over the course of their careers.

The program's main goals are to: (1) strengthen the participants’ knowledge, understanding, and expertise in learning and teaching; and (2) help faculty develop a teaching innovative project that will foster and assess deep student learning.

For more information about the Searle Fellows Program and fellow projects, including application guidelines, please visit the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching website.

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Searle Fellows Cohort

Heather A. Ballard

Heather A. Ballard

Instructor, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Feinberg School of Medicine

David Boyk

David Boyk

Assistant Professor, Hindu-Urdu Language, Literature, and Film, Asian Languages and Cultures, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Eric D. Donnelly

Eric D. Donnelly

Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology, Feinberg School of Medicine

James Paul Hambleton

James Paul Hambleton

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering

Erica Marie Hartmann

Erica Marie Hartmann

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering

Sara Hernández

Sara Hernández

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Economics, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Elizabeth Hibler

Elizabeth Hibler

Assistant Professor, Preventive Medicine (Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention)

Julia Ann Kalow

Julia Ann Kalow

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Jolie Matthews

Jolie Matthews

Assistant Professor, Learning ScieSchool of Education and Social Policy

Eric Ardon Mosser

Eric Ardon Mosser

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Program in Biological Sciences

Elizabeth Spencer Norton

Elizabeth Spencer Norton

Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, School of Communication

Maheen Quadri

Maheen Quadri

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine

Jonathan Rivnay

Jonathan Rivnay

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering

Asma Ben Romdhane

Asma Ben Romdhane

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Arabic, Middle East and North African Studies Program, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Tania L. Saroli

Tania L. Saroli

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Cardiology, Feinberg School of Medicine

Neil Kanwar Harish Verma

Neil Kanwar Harish Verma

Assistant Professor, Radio-Television-Film, School of Communication

Mitchell (Muzhou) Wang

Mitchell (Muzhou) Wang

Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering

Katie Knoedelseder Wolfe

Katie Knoedelseder Wolfe

Instructor, Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine

Sera Lewise Young

Sera Lewise Young

Assistant Professor, Anthropology (Global Health), Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

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