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Lee Robison

Lee Robison

PhD Candidate, Chemistry

Lee is a third-year PhD candidate in the chemistry department and Graduate Teaching Fellow. Her research focuses on the synthesis and applications of metal organic frameworks for biomedical applications and drug delivery. Lee has worked as a teaching assistant for general chemistry and for advanced laboratory chemistry 350 at Northwestern. She is particularly interested in exploring methods to strengthen group work and active learning in STEM classrooms in addition to facilitating dialogue across the university to advance a culture of equity and inclusion within STEM undergraduate courses

Nick Davis

Nick Davis

Associate Professor, English Department and Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

NU Alumnae Professor of Teaching Excellence, 2017-2020

Nick’s teaching and research encompass the fields of popular cinema, queer and feminist theory, and American literature. Students in his courses might learn to analyze movies that challenge familiar ideas about gender, or explore how a feminist director of the 1990s reimagines a novel of the 1880s, or apply insights of a 20th-century gay black essayist to a 21st-century film addressing race and sex. As a Searle Fellow in 2007-2008, Nick began a project to focus students’ attention on textual nuances through innovative assignment structures, especially in high-enrollment survey courses.