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Recent Conference Presentations

Searle Center staff offered several sessions at the recent Professional and Organizational Development in Higher Education (POD) Network conference in San Francisco:

Susanna Calkins and Muveddet Harris presented "Promoting Critical Reflection: Assessing the Longer-Term Impact of a Substantial Faculty Development Program.”

Rachael Baiduc and Nancy Ruggeri presented "Disciplinary Conceptions of Teaching in a Graduate Teaching Development Program."

Molly Hatcher (U Texas-Austin) and Nancy Ruggeri presented "Translating Inclusive Classroom Practice for The Academic Job Market."

David Molina and Christine Bean presented "Reflecting on Diversity, Reconsidering Course Design: Diversity Reflection as Critical Practice."

Rebecca Diesing

Rebecca Diesing

Physics and Economics major, Class of 2017

An AMP Mentor, GSW Senior Mentor and PLUS Leader, Rebecca works with fellow undergraduates in physics, math, and economics courses. She is passionate about teaching, hoping to pursue a Ph.D. in physics and eventually become a professor. Outside of the Searle Center, Rebecca works as a research assistant, studying the galactic center at radio frequencies. She recently coauthored a paper on a magnetar near the massive black hole at the center of our galaxy, published in Astrophysical Journal Letters.
Karen Chou

Karen Chou

Assistant Chair and Clinical Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Karen teaches in the Civil Engineering program at Northwestern, and has interests in both engineering research and engineering-education research. She has collaborated with the Searle Center on several projects, including an NSF-funded 3-D virtual steel connection sculpture she developed with her colleague Saeed Moaveni from Minnesota State University, Mankato. As part of this project, Karen worked with Searle to assess how interacting with the virtual sculpture impacts students’ learning about steel connections.