2015-16 Teacher-Scholar Cohorts

Associate Professor Writing Group
Doug Cumming

Working together on writing projects, pedagogy and preparing for promotion to full professor.

Center for Poetic Research - A creative writing cohort
Seth Michelson

Interdisciplinary discussion to create a Center for Poetic Research (CPR) on campus.

Digital Humanities Pedagogy
Sara Sprenkle

Pedagogy-focused cohort to encourage integrating DH tools and methodologies into courses.

Jenny Davies

Arts Management group that supports interdisciplinary faculty research in new audience development for the arts on campus.

Mathematics Research Seminar
Kevin Beanland

In this seminar, mathematics faculty will share with one another the current research they are considering, leading to a deeper understanding of the research and results in different areas of mathematics and also provide the opportunity for the faculty to offer suggestions on the research based on a perspective from a different branch of mathematics.

MESA (Middle East/South Asia) Working Group  
Joel Blecher                     

Develop a faculty working group dedicated to the development of an interdisciplinary learning community of teacher-scholars and students with interests in the Middle East and South Asia (MESA).

Philosophy Planning Group
Nathaniel Goldberg

Sharing research and discuss teaching concerns during a transitional year.

Poverty, Development and Community-Based Research Cohort
Howard Pickett

Monthly cohort gatherings involve mealtime discussions of one or more readings in poverty and development studies, proposed and led by one or more cohort participants. Our meetings facilitate: 1) greater understanding of the best work in our cross-disciplinary field from various disciplinary perspectives; 2) greater articulation among various Shepherd curricular and co-curricular offerings; 3) possible collaboration in research and teaching among participants. This cohort also facilitates the development of new, community-based research projects and/or service-learning courses informed by the best practices used in today's community-academic partnerships. Involves law and Commerce School faculty as well as Shepherd Program staff.

Translanguaging into English and Across the Curriculum
Flor Ruiz

The cohort supports building community and furthers the development of interdepartmental, interdisciplinary and international teacher-scholars.

Sociology-Anthropology Department Research Workshop
Lynn Chin

Research workshop organized by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. This group is an ongoing mini-research conversation amongst our faculty members and selected representatives of cognate social science disciplines.

Shakespeare 2016
Hank Dobin

Special events, speakers and performances to celebrate and remember Shakespeare during the 400th year anniversary of his death.

Eleven applications were funded at an average amount of $2,615.