TEFD Announces 2018-19 Lilly Fellows

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The Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD) has announced the selection of the 2018-19 Lilly Fellows for Teaching Excellence.

The eight fellows are:

  • Melissa Baker, hospitality and tourism management
  • Dania Francis, economics and Afro-American studies
  • Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, music and dance
  • Michele Markstein, biology
  • Ofer Sharone, sociology
  • Alena Vasilyeva, communication
  • Dong Wang, biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Garrett Washington, history

The Lilly Fellowship is a competitive award program, established in 1986, that enables promising junior faculty to cultivate teaching excellence in a special yearlong collaboration.

The fellows attend bi-weekly seminars on teaching pedagogy, develop a new course or substantially redesign an existing one, assess their teaching and their students’ learning through classroom visits, work with mentors to anticipate many of the challenges and rewards of faculty life at UMass Amherst, and design a teaching-focused workshop or program to share the benefits of the Lilly Fellowship with colleagues at the department, school-college, or campus-wide level.

For more information about the Lilly Fellowship, contact Brian Baldi at TEFD.