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 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
Heather 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.
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 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.
Liv 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.
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.
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 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.