Student Engagement and Inclusive Campus Environments: From Magical Thinking to Strategy and Intentionality

Date: Monday, June 1
Time: 9:00 – 10:20 a.m.
Location: Mitchell Auditorium

Student Engagement and Inclusive Campus Environments from Summer Faculty Institute 2015

Welcoming remarks, Carol Henderson, Vice Provost for Diversity

Introduction of keynote speaker, Cheryl Richardson, Assistant Director, Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning


Harper, ShaunShaun Harper, University of Pennsylvania

Shaun R. Harper is on the faculty in the Graduate School of Education, Africana Studies, and Gender Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also serves as Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education. His research examines race and gender in education and social contexts, equity trends and racial climates on college campuses, Black and Latino male student success in high school and higher education, and college student engagement. Professor Harper has published 12 books and over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles and other academic publications. He has received over $11.7 million in research grants. Dr. Harper has been interviewed on CNN, ESPN, and NPR and featured or quoted in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and over 400 other media outlets. He received the 2014 American Educational Research Association Relating Research to Practice Award and the 2008 Association for the Study of Higher Education Early Career Award. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Albany State, a historically Black University in Georgia, and his Ph.D. from Indiana University.

What is the Mental Tattoo for Your Course?

Date: Monday, June 1
Time: 10:40 – 12:00 noon
Location: Mitchell Auditorium

What is the Mental Tattoo for Your Course? from Summer Faculty Institute 2015


Morling, BethBeth Morling, Psychological & Brain Sciences

Beth Morling earned her B.A. in Psychology from Carleton College and the Ph.D. in social and personality psychology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She has taught at liberal arts colleges (Union College and Muhlenberg College) before teaching at the University of Delaware. Throughout her career, she has focused on both classroom teaching and cultural psychology research. She regularly teaches courses on research methods, cultural psychology, the self-concept, and the teaching of psychology, and has published a textbook in research methods. Beth’s most recent scholarly research has focused on how culture shapes human motivation and social life, as well as where cultural differences are located and measured—whether within the person, or in cultural products such as media, texts, or buildings. She is a Fulbright scholar, having lectured and conducted research in Kyoto, Japan from 2010-11. She is a Delaware State Professor of the Year, an award from CASE and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Public Humanities 2.0: Cultural Heritage Research-and-Teaching in a Digital Age

Date: Monday, June 1
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Gore Hall 104

Public Humanities Roundtable from Summer Faculty Institute 2015

Jesse Stommel SlideShare Presentation:  New-form Scholarship and the Public digital humanities

This year’s University of Delaware Summer Faculty Institute features a keynote roundtable, “Public Humanities 2.0: Cultural Heritage Research-and-Teaching in a Digital Age,” that will be an opportunity to focus attention on the materiality of digital media and the transformations of both scholarly communication and classroom practices made possible by digital media.


Moravec, MichelleMichelle Moravec, Rosemont College

Michelle Moravec is an associate professor of history at Rosemont College in Philadelphia, PA. After receiving her Ph.D. in US history from the University of California Los Angeles, she worked in a range of alt-ac positions including women’s leadership and directing the Women’s Center at William Paterson University. She is a frequent digital history workshop presenter. Her writings about the field have appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, the University of Venus, and Women in Higher Education and at her monthly column for the Mid-Atlantic Research Center for the Humanities. Her current project, the Politics of Women’s Culture, is being written in public on the web and has been funded by the Getty Research Institute, the Schlesinger Library, and Barnard College Library.Her completed digital history projects include Gender in the History of Woman Suffrage, Unghosting Apparitional Lesbian History, and Visualizing Schneemann. She also collaborates with students at Rosemont College and Villanova University on two additional digital history project, Till I’ve Done All that I Can: Alma A Clarke’s Great War, and Chapel of Delight: the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at Rosemont College.

Stommel, JesseJesse Stommel, University of Wisconsin

Jesse Stommel is Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities in the Department of Liberal Arts and Applied Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also Founder and Director of Hybrid Pedagogy: a digital journal of learning, teaching, and technology. Jesse is an advocate for lifelong learning and the public digital humanities. He teaches courses about digital pedagogy, digital storytelling, horror film, and Shakespeare. He experiments relentlessly with learning interfaces, both digital and analog, and works in his research and teaching to emphasize new forms of collaboration. He can be found on Twitter @Jessifer.

Smucker, JannekenJanneken Smucker, West Chester University

Janneken Smucker is Assistant Professor of History at West Chester University where she specializes in digital history, public history, and American material culture. In the college classroom, she integrates technology and the humanities, working with her students to create websites, podcasts, digital archives, and online exhibitions. In fall 2014, she co-taught “Digital Storytelling and the Great Migration to Philadelphia” with Professor Charles Hardy, teaming graduate students with undergraduate Honors College students and history majors in the creation of Prior to joining WCU’s faculty, Janneken was content specialist at Night Kitchen Interactive, a firm specializing in websites and digital projects for museums and cultural organizations. She recently served as co-curator and lead content strategist and editor for World Quilts: The American Story, a digital project of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln. The author of Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013), Janneken lectures and writes widely on the topic of quilts for both popular and academic audiences. She earned her PhD from the University of Delaware’s Program in the History of American Civilization in 2010.

Autry, LaTanyaLaTanya S. Autry, Yale University Art Gallery

LaTanya S. Autry is a Ph.D. candidate in the art history department at University of Delaware and the Marcia Brady Tucker Fellow in photography at Yale University Art Gallery. She studies art of the United States, photography, and museums. Her dissertation The Crossroads of Commemoration: Lynching Landscapes in America explores the meaning of representation, embodied practices, collaborative art, landscape, and memorial culture. The digital humanities are integral to LaTanya’s public scholarship and social justice orientation. As an educator, she has incorporated blogging and tweeting to increase class interaction, enhance learning, and engage diverse publics in her History of Photography courses. Outside of writing her dissertation and working at the Gallery, she presents her research at academic and public lectures and engages broad audiences via social media forums, such as WordPress, Twitter, Flickr, Google Maps, and Pinterest. After earning her degree LaTanya plans to “hack” her dissertation to co-produce a multimedia exhibition centered on lynching memorials.

Kaku, ArchanaArchana Kaku, Tri-Co Digital Humanities

Archana Kaku is the Program Coordinator for Tri-Co Digital Humanities, a consortial DH initiative by Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges dedicated to promoting digital innovation through humanities-based inquiry. Her work focuses on not just the role of the undergraduate liberal arts institution, but of the undergraduate herself in digital humanities research, production, and exploration. She has also worked for the Provost Office’s Academic Technology Initiative at Bryn Mawr College.

Kristen Poole, English, University of Delaware

Pedagogical Responses to Classroom Cultural Difference

Date: Monday, June 1
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Gore Hall 103

Pedagogical Responses to Classroom Cultural Difference from Summer Faculty Institute 2015

Cultural diversity provides an opportunity for all of us to learn more about the world from each other. It also calls for a more expansive understanding of student differences among faculty and students. This session will explore general strategies and specific techniques for engaging difference in the classroom. This mini-showcase will provide participants to learn about and discuss culturally responsive pedagogy, mentoring, cultural-exchange, and collaborative learning.


Richardson, CherylCheryl Richardson, Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning

Cheryl R. Richardson, Assistant Director of the UD Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning, works with faculty on exploring new pedagogies and improving existing teaching practices in order to enhance student learning. She brings to this session research, experience working with individual faculty on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning projects at other institutions as well as her own university teaching experiences.


Begleiter, RalphRalph Begleiter, Center for Political Communication

Ralph Begleiter is founding Director of the Center for Political Communication at the University of Delaware. He brings more than 30 years of broadcast journalism experience to his award-winning instruction in communication, journalism, and political science. He has traveled with university students to Cuba, South America, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Antarctica, and has conducted media training programs in several countries under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State. For several years, his “Global Agenda” class met weekly by videoconference with students in the Arab world, and traveled to the Middle East, to discuss cross-cultural and media issues. In 2015, he earned the University of Delaware’s Excellence in Teaching award, and in 2009, the comparable College of Arts & Sciences teaching award.


Bernhardt,StephenSteve Bernhardt, English

Dr. Stephen A. Bernhardt holds the Andrew B. Kirkpatrick, Jr. Chair in Writing at the University of Delaware, from which position he promotes strong writing and communication skills across the university. He is the author of Writer’s Help, a new, Web-based reference handbook from Bedford/St. Martin’s. He teaches courses in scientific and technical communication, first year composition, computers and writing, and grammar and style. Dr. Bernhardt currently directs the Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education (ITUE) at UD, a group of faculty who promote active, engaged learning through team, problem and project-based teaching, frequently with an emphasis on innovative technologies.


Powell_Keeley-288Keeley Powell, Graduate and Professional Education

Dr. Keeley Powell is Director of Recruitment and Diversity in the Office of Graduate & Professional Education at the University of Delaware. She is responsible for coordinating the recruitment and retention of underrepresented graduate students in over 100 graduate programs. She works collaboratively with faculty and administrators to provide access to and success for students who have not traditionally sought graduate degrees. Prior to her appointment at the University of Delaware, Dr. Powell worked at Rowan University in admissions, academic advising and enrollment management. Dr. Powell earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Delaware, a Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Maryland College Park and an Honors Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in Educational Studies from the University of Delaware. 


Kimberly SaundersKim Saunders, TRIO Pre-College and Student Success Programs

Dr. Kimberly A. Saunders is the Executive Director of TRIO Pre-College and Student Success Programs at the University of Delaware. She has worked within the areas of student access and success at the undergraduate and graduate levels for 20 years, directing offices of multicultural affairs, student activities, recruitment, and nationally recognized student success programs such as the Student Transition Empowerment Program (STEP) at George Mason University; the ACT 101 – Equal Opportunity Program at Shippensburg University; the Multicultural Fellowship Initiative at Lebanon Valley College; and the Diversity Summer Internship Program (DSIP) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Saunders holds a B.S. in human development from the University of Delaware, a M.S. in counseling and college student personnel development from Shippensburg University, and a doctorate in higher education administration and community college teaching from George Mason University.

Digital Humanities 2.0 Show-and-Tell Poster Session

Date: Monday, June 1
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Gore Hall Rotunda

Featuring ice cream by UDairy Creamery.

Carley Becker, English major, University of Delaware

Carley Becker is a junior English major who works as a Peer Tutor at the University of Delaware’s Writing Center, writing creatively in the hopes of becoming a full-time author and publisher. This summer she is already working as an editor in Baltimore. Carley was the Project Manager for the ENGL 468 website build.

Madeline Cooper, University of Delaware

Using iBook to Explore a Parchment Manuscript

Zach Davis, actor and writer, University of Delaware

Zach Davis has studied and performed Shakespeare for ten years. At UD, Zach created and hosts Our Brief Hour, a radio show dedicated to Shakespearean poetry and prose. You can find a recording of each show, along with his other voice projects, on YouTube. He apprenticed with the Delaware Shakespeare Festival and would be thrilled to make that his life’s work. He also works as an actor and facilitator in UD’s Healthcare Theater program, training performers to portray a wide variety of patients in clinical simulations with student nurses. Zach was one of the General Editors for the ENGL 468 website build.

Carrie  Edinger, digital artist

The Internet-based collection project contributes to the expanding cultural dialog of the use of digital media within contemporary art. The investigation and implementation of interdisciplinary methods are used to maintain and archive an ephemeral collection. The purpose for the Internet-based collection project is to obtain a broader knowledge of Western Cultural objects. The concept for the collection project regards objects beyond a fixed idea of how they are exhibited in traditional museum collections. The collections are formed and defined by material culture methods, along with social and culturally based research.  With nearly four years in the collecting process, a website is the exhibit platform for the acquisitions of a continually evolving collecting process.

Kasey Grier, Director of Museum Studies, University of Delaware

Kasey Grier will showcase “Sustaining Places” – a collaborative resource project from the Museum Studies Program at the University of Delaware and the Tri-State Coalition of Historic Places. This site is supported by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services’ 21st Century Museum Professionals Program. This website collects examples of good ideas and best practices for small historical organizations and the content is curated and created by MSST students.

Audrey Hamelers, University of Delaware Library

Audrey Hamelers is the Digital Humanities and Web Services Librarian at the Morris Library at the University of Delaware. Audrey will be discussing the library’s DH resources and in particular, her work with Omeka.

Mary Purnell, English major, University of Delaware

Mary Purnell is a senior at the University of Delaware, majoring in English and minoring in Spanish. She currently works as an English tutor in the University of Delaware’s Writing Center and as a TA for four Spanish classes. Synthesizing her teaching skills in both languages with her passion for literature, Mary is pursuing a career in education with a focus on teaching English as a Second Language for native speakers of Spanish. At the University of Delaware, Mary developed a keen interest in 16th and 17th century drama, particularly for Shakespeare and his Spanish counterpart, Lope de Vega. 

Lawrence Shapiro, lecturer, Philadelphia University

Lawrence Shapiro will showcase his project on ethnography and liberal networks around Daniel Brinton and his circles, Franz Boas and Friedrich S. Krauss, my relatively obscure Viennese Croatian-Jewish topic of interest, for his presentations to Philadelphia and the APS: 1885, 1888, 1893.