Ten Faculty Selected as 2021-22 TIDE Ambassadors

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The Center for Teaching and Learning at UMass Amherst has announced the recipients of the 2021-22 Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity and Equity (TIDE) Ambassadors faculty fellowship award. 

Throughout the program year, participants will explore how they can enhance students’ learning and academic success across cultural, social and learning differences by adopting a strength-based, inclusive and equitable approach to teaching and learning grounded in the value of diversity.

The ten 2021-22 faculty fellows represent a wide range of disciplines and teaching interests: 

  • Jessica Boakye, lecturer, civil and environmental engineering, College of Engineering 
  • Sarah Goff, associate professor, health promotion and policy, School of Public Health and Health Sciences 
  • Elisa Gonzales, assistant professor, theater, College of Humanities and Fine Arts 
  •  Beth Jakob, professor, biology, College of Natural Sciences; associate dean, Graduate School 
  • Meghan MacLean, lecturer, environmental conservation, College of Natural Sciences 
  • Paul Wolff, lecturer, environmental conservation, College of Natural Sciences (Mount Ida) 
  • Shakuntala Ray, lecturer, writing program, College of Humanities and Fine Arts 
  • Lindiwe Sibeko, associate professor of extension, nutrition, School of Public Health and Health Sciences 
  • Fumi Tomita, assistant professor, music and dance, College of Humanities and Fine Arts 
  • Yanfei Xu, assistant professor, mechanical and industrial engineering, College of Engineering 

For more information on the TIDE Ambassadors Faculty Fellowship Program, contact Kirsten Helmer, director of programming for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Center for Teaching and Learning, at khelmer@umass.edu.