The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Jasmine Kerrissey Selected as a 2016-17 TEFD Lilly Fellow

Jasmine Kerrissey

Jasmine Kerrissey, assistant professor of sociology and labor studies, has been selected as one of the 2016-17 Lilly Fellows for Teaching Excellence by the UMass Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD).

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 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 Jung Yun, director of new faculty initiatives at TEFD, at or 413-545-1699.

For more information about the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD), visit