A third-year Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering working on computational methods for multi-scale analysis of materials. His interest in teaching dates back to the time he taught Technical Drawing at the University of Porto. Since then, teaching has been one of the main driving forces pushing him to pursue an academic career. At Northwestern he was an instructor of a graduate level course, Advanced Finite Elements I (ME/CEE 426-1), and a Teaching Assistant for two other graduate level courses, Advanced Finite Elements II (ME/CEE 426-2) and Multi-scale Modeling and Simulation in Solid Mechanics (ME 417).
A Ph.D. candidate in Music Theory and Cognition, writing a dissertation on how listeners use the cognitive process of analogy to make sense of musical patterns and infer musical communication. She completed the Searle Center’s Teaching Certificate Program and has been a TA at Northwestern for a number of core music major courses, specifically all three terms of Freshman Aural Skills and all three terms of Sophomore Music Theory. In addition to her TA assignments, Janet designed a class for 2014 NU Splash! and works as a private tutor. She has taught in a variety of contexts before coming to Northwestern, including high school musical theater and writing a curriculum as a summer conference center’s creative dramatics director.
A Ph.D. candidate in history who specializes in American politics, culture, and foreign policy in the post-World War II era. His dissertation explores the links between conservative forces in the United States and paramilitaries and mercenaries in the Third World in the 1970s and 1980s. He has taught for seven years at the University of South Florida and Northwestern University as both a graduate assistant and an adjunct instructor and has received teaching certificates from the Searle Center and the Teagle Foundation. As a Graduate Teaching Fellow, he organizes a variety of workshops open to all members of the Northwestern teaching community as well as a series of discipline specific seminars in the history department.
A Ph.D. candidate in the department of Religious Studies, writing her dissertation on contemporary American Catholics. Before coming to Northwestern, she taught in a variety of environments--community education, nutrition education, and small-group facilitation. She has served as a Teaching Assistant for several core courses in Religious studies, in addition to teaching her own 300-level seminar. Kate has also worked as a TA in the School of Education and Social Policy. This is Kate's second year as a Graduate Teaching Fellow.
A Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, where she specializes in comparative politics. Her dissertation investigates the factors and processes that lead to intense social polarization over the role of religion in shaping politics and public life in Turkey and Israel. She has conducted fieldwork in both countries, and also hails from Istanbul, Turkey. She coordinates the Political Science Department Graduate Teaching Certificate Program and is a participant in the Searle Center’s Teaching Certificate Program. Gözde has extensive experience as a teaching assistant in a wide range of courses. She also serves as the Assistant Master of Willard Residential College at Northwestern, where she supports residential academic initiatives and advises students.
A doctoral student in the Rhetoric and Public Culture program. His work focus on coalition discourse in the sixties and seventies, particularly in Chicago. Dave has been teaching in one way or another since 2005: from high school math to college composition. For the past two years, he has served as an instructor of Public Speaking in Northwestern’s School of Communication. His pedagogical interests include: rubrics and assessment, student-centered learning, and instructional development.
A fourth-year doctoral student in the English department studying Victorian novels and popular culture. Sarah has taught in a variety of contexts, including public high schools and healthy relationship outreach programs. At Northwestern, she has been a TA for several 200- and 300-level English courses. She is particularly interested in developing instruction that creates a balance for students between rigor and pleasure.