TEFD Announces 2017-18 Lilly Fellows

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The Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD) has announced the selection of the 2017-18 Lilly Fellows for Teaching Excellence.

The eight fellows are:

  • Yuriy Brun, computer science
  • Caitlyn Butler, civil and environmental engineering
  • Patrick Flaherty, mathematics and statistics
  • Laura Furlan, English
  • Kirsten Leng, women, gender, sexuality studies
  • Paul Musgrave, political science
  • Traci Parker, Afro-American studies
  • Ceren Soylu, economics

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 level.

For more information about the Lilly Fellowship, contact Brian Baldi, bbaldi@umass.edu