2022-23 Lilly Fellows for Teaching Excellence Announced by Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is pleased to announce the selection of the 2022-23 Lilly Fellows for Teaching Excellence.

The eight fellows are:

NEWS Lilly Fellows 2022
  • Seyram Avle, communication
  • Forrest Bowlick, geosciences and environmental conservation
  • Achsah Dorsey, anthropology
  • Sarah Gonzalez-Nahm, nutrition 
  • Beatriz Lorenzo, electrical and computer engineering
  • Lenore Palladino, economics
  • Amy Springer, biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Remy Taghavi, music and dance

Established in 1986, the Lilly Fellowship for Teaching Excellence enables promising early-career faculty to expand their expertise in teaching while pursuing the teaching and scholarly activity expected of faculty at a major research university. The Lilly Program has trained over 268 faculty members. Past Lilly Fellows include 30 Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA) winners; 37 College Outstanding Teaching Award (COTA) winners; 1 Manning Award winner; over 42 department chairs; 19 associate deans; and 1 dean. During their fellowship year, participants attend regular seminars on pedagogy, develop a new course or substantially redesign an existing one, complete a teaching portfolio that includes teaching reflections and activities adapted to the course, and work with mentors to anticipate many of the challenges and rewards of faculty life at UMass Amherst. After the fellowship year, faculty demonstrate leadership on the topic of teaching by participating in teaching-related workshops, collaborating on teaching evaluation projects, or participating in other teaching-related roles and functions on campus.

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