Category: Faculty Spotlight

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Marketing Professor Highlights Real-World Experience in Learning

October 31, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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“Just as I like to see how things play out in research, I like to see how they play out in teaching. Giving students course material with real-world applications makes it stick,” said Elanor Williams, Associate Professor in the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Williams teaches a course, “Consumer Behavior,” […]

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Business Professor Cites Passion as Asset in Teaching

October 2, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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“Teaching cannot be just a job. Instructors have to be genuinely interested and passionate about the course they’re teaching, and genuinely care about the students,” said Durai Sundaramoorthi, Senior Lecturer in Data Analytics at Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Sundaramoorthi teaches a statistics course to undergraduate students, and a predictive […]

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Environmental Studies Professor Emphasizes Inclusivity in STEM Courses

September 20, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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“I try to create a space where everyone can show up as their full selves, and where every student has a chance to have a meaningful learning experience,” said Eleanor Pardini, Ph.D., Assistant Director of Environmental Studies and Senior Lecturer at Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Pardini teaches undergraduate courses including Introduction to Environmental […]

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French Professor Accentuates Interdisciplinary Interests in Education

August 26, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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“I hope my students take away a love of culture and a curiosity about other people’s perspectives that will inspire them to explore further, travel further, think circumspectly, and have the courage to put themselves in situations in which their informed perspectives can have an impact in whatever professional venue they choose,” said Tili Boon […]

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Theatre Professor Emphasizes Student Creativity in Learning

July 11, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Faculty Spotlight / Teaching at WashU

“You can’t take a student where they want to go, but you can show them the way. College is the beginning of that journey,” said Robert Mark Morgan, Teaching Professor in the Department of Performing Arts at Washington University in St. Louis and Director of the Beyond Boundaries Program. Morgan teaches set design classes and […]

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Physics Professor Highlights Inclusive Teaching in STEM

April 16, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Faculty Spotlight / Teaching at WashU

“There isn’t one mold of someone who is a physicist. It’s hugely beneficial to see things from people with different viewpoints and new ideas. That’s how progress is made,” said Kathryn Mairin Hynes, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Hynes teaches introductory physics courses and researches […]

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Illustration Professor Outlines Work-Based Model of Art Education

March 20, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Faculty Spotlight / Teaching at WashU

“I encourage students not to view art making as a mystical activity. It’s about training your eye to see shapes, forms, and colors that are translatable,” said John Hendrix, Associate Professor and Chair of Undergraduate Design at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. Hendrix teaches undergraduate […]

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Education Professor Underscores Memory in the Classroom

March 6, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Faculty Spotlight / Teaching at WashU

“A lot of people in education think about information retrieval as a neutral event, but that’s wrong. Every time you retrieve an event, you strengthen memory,” said Andrew C. Butler, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education and of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Butler, who teaches while running a lab at […]

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Prison Education Project Leaders Discuss Inclusive Teaching and Research

February 20, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Faculty Spotlight / Teaching at WashU

“It will only make us better teachers to look at issues in different ways, and that can happen if we engage with students with different life experiences from our own,” said Jennifer Hudson, Ph.D., political science faculty member and former Prison Education Project Manager and Academic Advisor for the Prison Education Project at Washington University […]

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English Literature Professor Highlights Technology in the Humanities

January 29, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Faculty Spotlight / Teaching at WashU

“I want students to go away from my classes with a more capacious understanding of what it might mean to be a lower-case ‘c’ critic of literature,” said Melanie Micir, Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Washington University in St. Louis. Micir teachers undergraduate and graduate courses at the university on modern and […]

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