Tag: Teaching at WashU

Gephardt Institute Faculty Grants

November 20, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Announcements / Pinned

  This election year has inspired many students to get involved in politics, and the Gephardt Institute continues to support this engagement. The Institute is extending its deadline for Faculty Election-Year Programming Grants, which are designed to foster public conversation and civic learning.

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Faculty Honored for Undergraduate Teaching with 2016 Emerson Award

November 18, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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The Emerson Awards for teaching excellence have been honoring outstanding teachers in the St. Louis region for 27 years. This year among the regional honorees, five WashU faculty, nominated by their schools and by The Teaching Center, received this award in recognition of their leadership in undergraduate teaching. Congratulations to the 2016 honorees:       […]

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Introducing Shawn Nordell

June 14, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

STEM Education

The Teaching Center is excited to welcome Shawn Nordell, Senior Associate Director for Faculty Programs. Shawn joins us from a recent appointment at the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning at Brown University. Prior to Brown, Shawn spent 16 years as a faculty member in the Department of Biology at Saint Louis University, where she […]

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Recognition Reception 2016

2016 Recognition Reception Honored 70 Graduate Students and Postdocs

June 6, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Announcements / Events

The Teaching Center’s annual Recognition Reception, which took place on May 3, 2016 on the Danforth campus, honored 70 graduate students and postdocs who completed Teaching Center professional-development programs in 2015-2016. The annual event makes visible the hard work of program participants in developing a practice of reflective teaching. Denise Leonard, PhD, Assistant Director of Academic […]

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Bob Hansman leads tour of north St. Louis, April 2016

Making The City The Classroom

May 24, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Events / Resources for Teaching

Professor Bob Hansman has spent the past 25 years living and working in low-income African-American neighborhoods in St. Louis. His City Faces project, which began as an art-based program and transformed into mentoring, tutoring, and other services, has long offered opportunities for Washington University students to serve and learn from the St. Louis community. In […]

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Remembering Jim Davis

May 12, 2016 | Teaching Center Staff


The Teaching Center joins the Washington University community in remembering the leadership, kindness, and humor of James Davis, professor emeritus of political science, who died on April 29, 2016. A beloved teacher and colleague, Jim was the director of The Teaching Center between 1996 and 2001. Under Jim’s leadership, The Teaching Center expanded its classroom […]

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Catalysts for Change 2016

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Catalysts For Change Turns Six Years (And Going Strong)

April 29, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

STEM Education

“Catalysts for Change” just passed its sixth year of providing exciting STEM programming for St. Louis-area girls. The idea for “Catalysts” was sparked students in the “Women in Science” Focus course. Together with Gina Frey (Florence E. Moog Professor of STEM Education, Chemistry Department, and Executive Director of The Teaching Center) and Barbara Baumgartner (Senior Lecturer, Women, […]

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