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TLC welcomes its Graduate Teaching (GT) Fellows!

The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) is happy to announce its new “TLC Graduate Teaching Fellowship Program.” After interviewing several experienced graduate instructors who have earned the Teaching in Higher Education Certificate, we have selected 7 to become TLC’s Graduate Teaching (GT) Fellows. This select group will act as peer mentors dedicated to teaching excellence for a two year term (2011-2013). The GT Fellows will support the approximately 1,000 graduate students who teach at the university each semester and, in so doing, will help to enhance teaching effectiveness across the university.

During their two-year term, GT Fellows will participate in monthly professional development workshops in the theory and practice of pedagogy and will develop a discussion session for the Annual New TA Orientation and Teaching Conference. They will also offer workshops, teaching-circles, and/or consultations for the broader graduate student community as part of the TLC’s regular programs.

Our GT Fellows are:

Bradley BergeyBradley Bergey, M.S.Ed, is a doctoral student in Educational Psychology at Temple. He joins the TLC with a wide-range of experiences as a teacher and staff trainer. He taught various humanities and social science courses in secondary international schools in Mexico City and Barcelona. He has helped develop curricula and trained teachers in technology integration, multimedia learning, and study skills. His research interests include classroom discourse, multimedia learning, self-regulated learning, and curiosity.

Heather BosakHeather Bosak is currently a doctoral student in the department of Political Science at Temple University where she also works as a Teaching Assistant. Her current research interests include regime types and ethnic conflict. She earned her MA in Politics at New York University and her BA in Political Science and Sociology with a minor in Women’s Studies from Miami University as well as completing a summer abroad in Russia.

David CriderDavid Crider is a 2nd-year student in the Mass Media & Communications doctoral program. His research concerns radio industry problems and programming practices. Prior to graduate school, David worked as an on-air personality and program director for several radio stations in New York and Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelors degree in Mass Communications from Susquehanna University, and a Masters degree in Media Studies from Syracuse University. He has assisted with classes in audio production and communications law at both Temple and Syracuse, and has also worked with the WorkReady summer program at Fairhill Community High School in Philadelphia.

Sarah GardamSarah Gardam is a fourth year PhD candidate in English. She has taught four years of essay writing and she currently teaches English 802: Analytical Reading and Writing at Temple. She also specializes in 20th Century American literature, with a dissertation focus on aesthetics, ethics, and the genre of tragedy in novels by East Asian immigrants and their descendants. Sarah is fascinated with more creative, innovative pedagogical models for teaching, and hopes to develop and share these with other teachers. On a personal note, she loves to travel and is obsessed with the culture and music of Iceland. (The photo above was taken at the Blue Lagoon near Reykjavik). She has worked as an ESL tutor for many years, enjoying the dynamics of one-on-one tutoring and the opportunity to work with international students. 

Live RaddatzLiv Raddatz is a PhD student in the Geography and Urban Studies department. Before starting the PhD program in 2010 she completed the M.A. program in Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University. Liv grew up in Hamburg, Germany where she also graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Hamburg. Her academic work focuses on labor market integration of EU-migrants in metropolitan areas of the enlarged European Union. Liv has been a Teaching Assistant since 2008 and greatly enjoys working with students.

Danielle SchererDanielle Scherer is a Political Science Ph.D. student in the College of Liberal Arts, where her research interests include politics of identity, recognition, international law, and legitimacy. She earned her B.A. with honors from Saint Louis University in Political Science and Philosophy along with a minor in Theology. She earned her Master’s in Political Science from Temple University and is currently beginning her dissertation work focused on the role of recognition as an evaluative heuristic in international law. 

Sherry Schweighardt earned her BA and MA degrees at Rutgers University and is currently a doctoral student at Temple University in the Department of Kinesiology’s Exercise and Sport Psychology Program. In addition to teaching classes in Social Psychology of Physical Activity and Backpacking and Camping, Sherry coordinates lab activities for the Exercise and Sport Psychology Lab. Her research interests include nature-based physical activity, applied behavior analysis and physical activity, youth development through sport, and pedagogy. She has presented her work at conferences of the American Psychological Association, American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance Eastern District Association and Pennsylvania State region, the American Montessori Association, New Jersey Montessori Administrators Council, the YWCA of the USA, and Child Care Connection, among others. A certified elementary teacher, Ms. Schweighardt is a faculty member of the Princeton Center for Teacher Education, where she developed and currently teaches the physical education training course for prospective Montessori teachers.

Jen Haeseler SteinerJen Haeseler Steiner is an Ed.M. candidate in Adult and Organizational Development (AOD). She came to Temple University from a position as a full-time Instructor in the social and human services field. She decided to study in the AOD program’s night classes for working professionals because of the opportunity to earn her degree while meeting diverse professionals from the greater Philadelphia area. She did her undergraduate work at Rosemont College in Applied Sociology and also found her love for teaching there during an internship working with undergraduate Sociology majors. She currently teaches Interpersonal Communication at Temple and loves this opportunity to connect students with their futures, developing their commitment to and skills for positive communication.





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