Center for Teaching and Learning Announces 2023-24 Lilly Fellows for Teaching Excellence
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) has announced eight faculty members have been selected as 2023-24 Lilly Fellows for Teaching Excellence.
The Lilly Fellowship for Teaching Excellence supports the university's strategic interest in developing academic leaders in the area of teaching. 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 collaboratively to anticipate many of the challenges and rewards of faculty life at UMass Amherst.
The Lilly Fellows for 2023-24 are:
- Omar Abdelrahman, assistant professor of chemical engineering
- Lynnette Arnold, assistant professor of anthropology
- Yao Chen, assistant professor of theater
- Julia Feldhaus, lecturer in German and Scandinavian Studies
- Gregory Grinnell, lecturer in kinesiology
- Amanda Hamel, senior lecturer in psychological and brain sciences
- Sibongile Mafu, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology
- Fernando Romero, senior lecturer in environmental conservation
Established in 1986, the Lilly Fellowship has trained over 268 faculty members. Past Lilly Fellows include 31 Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA) winners, 37 College Outstanding Teaching Award (COTA) winners, one Manning Award winner, over 46 department chairs, 21 associate deans and two deans.
For more information about the Lilly Fellowship, please contact Brian Baldi of the CTL at firstname.lastname@example.org.