A Ph.D. candidate in the department of Religious Studies. Kate has taught in a variety of environments--community education, nutrition education, and small-group facilitation--before coming to Northwestern. She has worked as a TA in several Religious Studies core courses
A Ph.D. candidate in the department of Art History writing a dissertation on the historical and cultural specificity of guerrilla art in the sixties and seventies. She has worked in several museum education departments, including the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. and the Art Institute of Chicago, where she helped develop curriculum for students and adults, and continues to provide public talks as a contracted lecturer. Faye has been a teaching assistant for many years, including her two years as a M.A. student at George Washington University, and as a graduate student at Northwestern where her TA assignments have included introductory courses in the history of Architecture, Modernism, and Contemporary Art.
A sixth year graduate student in the Physics department doing computational and behavioral research on the neuromechanics of the rat whisker system. In addition to her Graduate Teaching Fellow position, she is also a Teaching Consultant for the Searle Center and has previously served as a Graduate Teaching Mentor (2011-2012) and TA Fellow (2009, 2010, 2011). Jennifer has been a TA for a number of the introductory physics courses (Physics 125-3, Physics 130-1,2,3, Physics 135-2,3) as both a discussion and laboratory TA, and helped redesign the Bio210 sequence as an HHMI Teaching Fellow for the NuViBE program in 2011-2012. Jennifer is also the Assistant Master for Hobart Women’s Residential College.
A sixth-year student pursuing a joint law degree and Ph.D. in sociology. His work centers on three areas of critical, sociological criminology: international atrocity crimes, corporate crime, and criminal punishment. He has completed the Teaching Certificate Program at Northwestern and has taught or served as TA for Gender and Society; Economy and Society; Introduction to Russian Literature; Crime, Politics and Society; and the Politics of Punishment.
A doctoral candidate in the English Department studying American literature and culture. A former high-school teacher, he uses Socratic questioning to push his students toward a confrontation with ambiguities and complexities. In his work with the Searle Center, he focuses on discussion-based pedagogy, and hopes to promote teaching practices that engage students in critical, creative thinking.
A Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology with teaching interests in community-based ethnographic research project design, incorporating service-learning and civic engagement in the classroom, collaborative student-centered learning, and using student diversity to inform the curriculum and course direction.
A graduate student in the Political Science department, writing a dissertation on Ludwig Wittgenstein’s theory of language and its intersection with political debates about how we label groups and themes of communal teaching and learning. Her interest in teaching has resulted in the Searle Center’s Teaching Assistant Fellowship, Graduate Teaching Fellowship and participation in a Teagle Foundation pilot project to improve undergraduate student learning. She chairs the group of Political Science Department Graduate Teaching Certificate recipients and is a participant in the Searle Center’s Teaching Certificate Program. She has served as a Teaching Assistant for 8 quarters in addition to teaching Persuasion and Debate classes for the last several summers through the Center for Talent Development.
A doctoral student in the Department of Philosophy, where he specializes in ethics and political philosophy. His dissertation focuses on the role of social equality in democratic societies. An engaged and committed educator, he is a recipient of the Thomas A. McCarthy Award for Teaching Excellence in Philosophy and completed the Searle Center's Teaching Certificate Program. He has extensive experience as an instructor at Northwestern where he has designed and taught courses on political philosophy. This is his second year serving as a Graduate Teaching Fellow. He is especially interested in innovative teaching methods that promote critical thinking in the classroom.