Date: Tuesday, May 31
Time: 1:00 – 3:15 p.m.
Location: 208 Gore Hall
A diversity workshop.
Assistant Professor, English
Jessica Edwards, Ph.D. has developed and taught courses in professional writing, critical race studies, and composition studies. Her scholarship considers ways to engage critical race theory, the intersections of race, racism, and power, in writing classrooms. Dr. Edwards was a Faculty Diversity Scholar in 2015 with the Center for Teaching, Assessment, and Learning at UD and her scholarship has appeared in Computers and Composition Online.
Associate Professor, English
A former high school English teacher, Jill Ewing Flynn is currently Associate Professor of English and the Student Teaching Coordinator for the English Education program at UD. Her research and teaching interests include teacher preparation and critical multicultural education, including how issues of race and culture can be productively taken up in middle school, high school, and university classrooms.
Associate Professor, Communication
Lindsay H. Hoffman, Ph.D. (The Ohio State University, 2007) is Associate Professor of Communication with a joint appointment in Political Science & International Relations. She also serves as Associate Director of the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication, and is the Director of that Center’s annual National Agenda speaker series. In Fall of 2015, National Agenda took on the theme of “Race in America: Conversations about Identity and Equality.” The combined speaker and film series featured eight conversations and four films about a variety of topics surrounding race in America and at UD. Included were two prominent Black Lives Matter activists (Netta Elzie and DeRay Mckesson), a CBS correspondent who covered the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965 (Bill Plante); an Iranian-American comedian whose just-published memoir is titled “I’m Not a Terrorist, But I’ve Played One on TV” (Maz Jobrani); and many others. To view all the conversations, go to www.del.edu/nationalagenda.
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Nike is an Assistant Professor whose primarily teaches freshman introductory biology courses at the Interdisciplinary Science Learning Laboratory. She obtained her doctorate degree from Rutgers Medical School in Microbiology and Molecular genetics with a focus on Cancer research. As an NIH postdoctoral fellow in teaching and cancer research she had hands on experiences in the classroom and creates avenues to bring her knowledge of cancer research and molecular biology into her teaching. She has also been a participant and facilitator at the National academies summer teaching institute and consistently engages active learning strategies and evidence based learning methodologies to get students interested in Science careers.
Postdoctoral Researcher, English
Délice Williams is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Delaware, where she teaches 1st-year writing. Her other teaching and research interests include South Asian fiction, 19th-century British literature, environmental justice, and postcolonial literature. Her current research focuses on environmental justice and representations of the body in contemporary South Asian fiction. Before coming to UD she taught writing and literature at an independent K-12 school.
Associate Director, Center for Teaching & Assessment of Learning
Cheryl R. Richardson, Associate 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.