The Teaching Effectiveness Award honors a small number of outstanding graduate student instructors each year who have made a significant contribution to teaching and learning in their departments through identifying and responding to a problem they have encountered in a class, laboratory, or section they have taught. Their contributions are documented in one-page essays, accessible here by the department in which each GSI taught. (Their home departments are also noted below.)

Additionally, the essays may be browsed by teaching-and-learning topic via the GSI Teaching Ideas page in the GSI Online Library.

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African American Studies

Wolfson, Amy, 2012, The End of Romance: Teaching Students to Rethink “Wild” Africa

Agricultural and Resource Economics

Duquennois, Claire, 2017, First Contact: Getting Things Done on Day One

Nataraj, Shanthi, 2009, (Home Department: Economics), Applying Economic Concepts to Environmental Problems

Pennington, Kate, 2020, Inviting Students In: Improving Diversity by Increasing Participation

Trachtman, Carly, 2020, Understanding Social Welfare Comparisons without Math Anxiety


Harkey, Anna, 2014, Bringing Archaeological Theory “Down to Earth”

Leite, Naomi, 2008, Introducing Course Themes through Experiential Learning: A First-Section Activity

Mahiri, Jelani, 2006, An Exercise in Writing Descriptive Field Notes for Anthropological Research

Rabanes, Raphaëlle, 2013, Queering Anthropology: A Lived Experience of Critical Knowledge Production

Wesp, Julie, 2014, The Hip Bone is Connected to the Thigh Bone: Fostering Higher-Order Learning by Not Answering Students’ Questions


Martin, Tania, 2002, Engaging with Primary Sources and Making Connections to Readings and Lectures

Roudbari, Shawhin, 2012, Using Students’ Design Work to Teach Design Theory and Criticism

Wendover, Jess, 2003, Teaching Triangulation of Research Methods


Comerford, Julia, 2006, Teaching by (Bad) Example

Dawson, Steve, 2000, Kinesthesis in Science: Where Red Rover Meets Quantum Mechanics

Desroches, Louis-Benoit, 2004, Undergraduate Astronomy Journal Club

Fornasini, Francesca, 2012, “Is This Right?” Building Confidence in Scientific Reasoning

Johnson, John, 2002, TALC: Individualized Assistance through Collaborative Learning

Kern, Nicholas, 2017, Boosting Class Engagement with Software-Driven Section Worksheets

Lee, Aaron, 2010, Bringing Astronomy Down to Earth: A Teaching Strategy That Helps Develop Intuition

Peek, Kathryn, 2005, Lessons from a Lesson on Stellar Evolution

Perley, Daniel, 2006, Solar System on a Laptop: Visualizing the Dynamic Universe

Turner, Ryan, 2013, (Home Department: Earth and Planetary Science), Seeing for Yourself



Chau, Angela, 2007, Learn at Your Own Pace

Held, Robert, 2007, Interaction and Integration: How to Teach Students with Varying Expertise


Switz, Neil, 2011, Teaching Quantitative Optical Filter Choice as Part of Practical Microscopy

Business Administration

Fedyk, Tatiana, 2006, Hide and Go Seek; or, Could We Play with Accounting?

Rider, Christopher, 2005, Improving Writing Skills and Alleviating Grading Confusion


Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Adams, Jeremy, 2020, Mapping the Math: Using Concept Maps to Learn Controls Theory

Chowdhury, Anamika, 2019, Learning Why and not just How

Foose, Ladan, 2008, Searching for the Big Picture

Gardner, David, 2017, View from the Corner Office: Changing Student Perceptions about Thermodynamics

Mansour, Haefa, 2020, Revolutionizing Classroom Problem-Solving to Mimic the Real World

Uliana, Adam, 2019, Learning How to Learn: Teaching Self-Awareness in Engineering


Kay Xia, 2023, Integrating Social Responsibility into the Graduate Chemistry Curriculum

Andriuc, Oxana, 2022, Detangling Quantum Problems

Axelson, Jordan, 2014, The Importance of Implicit Feature Awareness for Problem Solving in Organic Chemistry

Blackford, Katherine, 2021, Helping Organic Chemistry Students Develop Metacognitive Problem-Solving Skills

Blum, Suzanne, 2004, Current-Literature Problem Solving as a Connection to the Real World: How Solving a Problem in the Classroom Expanded Professor-Graduate Student Mentorship from the Laboratory into the Classroom

Brando, Beatriz (Home Department: Education), 2016, Building a Better Review Session through Active Learning

Dahl, Jakob, 2020, Promoting Understanding from Experiments by Visualizing Results in an Introductory Organic Chemistry Lab

Desai, Varsha, 2018, Why Am I Doing What I Am Doing?

Dichtel, William, 2004, Teaching Alice

Fostvedt, Jade, 2020, The Student Becomes the Master: Student-Led Problem Solving in “Flipped” Office Hours

Pivonka, Nicholas L., 2001, Improving Laboratory Courses

Smith, Jessica, 2011, A Pre-Lab Assignment for a More Efficient and Effective Laboratory

Stachl, Christiane, 2016, Using Individualized Student Feedback to Enhance Learning in Chemistry 4A

Steele, Ryan, 2007, A Voice in the Sciences

Stephanopoulos, Nicholas, 2008, Making the Connections: Dissecting Fatty Acid Biosynthesis

Taylor, Mercedes, 2016, Overcoming Emotional Reactions to Chemical Reactions

Thornton, Joel, 2000, Chemistry: The Other Foreign Language

Ye, Rong “Rocky,” 2015, Achieving Higher Efficiency in Chemistry Labs Using Electronic Scheduling

City and Regional Planning

Hayden, Shelby 2016, Discipline, Practice, Feedback: A Supportive Approach to Teaching Critical Reading Skills

Moran, Marcel, 2022, Transportation Planning: From Theory to Practice

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Delaire, Caroline, 2014, Intuition Is What You Need to Take Home!

Dowling, Christie, 2005, Strategies to Provide Information Without Providing Answers

Finnerty, Casey, 2020, Teaching Students to Think Creatively about Problems, not just Answer Them

Hollenback, Justin, 2013, Teaching Effectiveness Essay


Baraz, Yelena, 2003, A New Way to Appreciate Cicero’s Style

Dekel, Edan, 2000, Reciting Latin Verse

Jelen, Christopher, 2021, To Err Is Divine: Constructive Failure and Its Place in Language Learning

Pepper, Timothy, 2009, Teaching the Ancient Greek Optative and Subjunctive by Staging Cultural Practice

Short, William, 2005, Experiments in Communicative Latin

College of Engineering

Siauw, Ko-Ay Timmy, 2009, The E7 Robot Tournament

Travaglini, Sonia, 2018, (Home Department: Mechanical Engineering), Teaching Science Writing – Learning by Doing and Not by Listening

Comparative Literature

Bennett, Erin, 2019, From Lolita to Katy Perry: Bridging the Gap between Text and Students

Chihaya, Sarah, 2012, References without Referents (Or, How My Class Learned to Start Worrying and Love Thomas Pynchon)

Cutchin, Carli, 2017, The Interpretive Problem: A Key Concept in Teaching Writing

Dimova, Polina, 2008, The Theory Scare: Teaching Students How to Grasp Abstract Ideas

Elkins, Kate, 2000, Non-Standard Approaches to Post-modernist Literature

Gold, Lael, 2003, An Epic in Miniature: Collaborations on a Thesis

Greenwald, Jordan, 2014, Interpretation as Staging: A Lesson in Dramatic Literature

Jones, Bristin, 2018, Beyond Bland: Inspiring Perceptive and Original Literary Interpretations

Kaletzky, Marianne, 2015, Translating from Shakespeare to Modernism: An Experiment in How Form Affects Meaning

Ramey, James, 2007, Making it Fun: Framing Literary Discussion as a Social Practice

Scholl, Caitlin, 2016, Helping Students Master Research: Scavenger Hunts as a Learning Tool in the R1B Classroom

Schwartz, Selby, 2001, “Is Ariel the same as the Little Mermaid?”

Computer Science

Shankar, Ajeet, 2003, The Zen of Reductions (How to Understand Computers by Becoming One)


East Asian Languages and Cultures

Coderre, Laurence, 2014, Moving Beyond Plot Summary: Doing Things with Words


Cattaneo, Matias, 2007, Teaching Students with Diverse Backgrounds

Hlatshwayo, Sandile, 2015, The Tipping Point: Encouraging Inclusive Participation through Productive Failure in a Highly Diverse Student Setting

McGraw, Marquise, 2012, Incorporating Active Learning and Technology into Teaching Economics

Schellenberg, Jonathan, 2018, Making it Matter: Connecting Theory to Reality in Economics


Meg Everett, 2023, Learning and Teaching in the Age of AI: Exploring the Use of ChatGPT in Class

Alexander, Sereeta, 2008, Creating Collaborative In-Class Activities: Minimizing Diffusion of Responsibility and Disinterest during Group Work

Brando, Beatriz, 2016, Building a Better Review Session through Active Learning

Esboldt, Joy, 2022, Starting Co-Constructed Dialogue Through Video Essay Feedback

Estrada Phuong, Andrew, 2021, Adaptive Equity-Oriented Pedagogy: Equipping Educators to Overcome Barriers to Learning in STEM

Moeini Meybodi, Maryam, 2020, Task-Based Language Games: A Solution to Incorporation of Culture in Grammar Lessons

Park, Catherine, 2022, Multimodal Assessments: Expanding Choice and Opportunities for Student Success

Ramos, Frances, 2019, Facilitating Dialogue and Learning Across Language and Cultural Differences in American Cultures Courses

Richard, Anne Marie, 2000, Not Exactly Dick and Jane: Using Children’s Books to Make Theory Accessible

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

DeNero, John, 2008, Now Students, Don’t Forget to Play your Video Games

Knight, Nicholas, 2014, Help Them Help Themselves!

Lin, Kevin, 2019, From 40 to 400 to 1,400: Providing Formative Feedback in Large-Scale Courses

Ong, Frank, 2017, Teaching  Students to Value Hands-on Signal Processing Skills

Ono, Seiya, 2020, Lowering the Entry Barrier to Build Inclusive Lab Spaces

Perumpail, Tiffany, 2018, Improvement of Academic Intern Experience and Performance in Introductory CS

Zarkos, Panagiotis, 2021, Remote Hands-on Hardware Lab: Aiming at 0% Discount in Learning Experience during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Energy and Resources Group

Nancy Freitas, 2023, “Yes, and..” in Grant Writing

Jackson, Stacy, 2011, An Effective Review Session (without Teaching to the Test)

Katz, Jessica, 2021, Finding New Ways to “Read the Room” in a Year of Remote Teaching


Cecire, Natalia, 2009, Creating a Research Community

Cheng, Mai-Lin, 2002, Monstrous Texts: Overcoming Resistance to Literature

Cordes Selbin, Jesse, 2014, Empowering Learning: History, Collaboratively

Cronquist Browning, Catherine, 2010, Ethical Engagement: Practical Solutions for Addressing Plagiarism in the Writing Classroom

Diaz, Rosalind, 2018, Collaborative Grading Rubrics for Assessing Student Writing

Elias, Gabrielle, 2022, “A Little Chain of Bright Drops”: Learning to Read Detail

Fleishman, Kathryn, 2015, To Risk an Argument: Tweeting towards Independent Theses in English R1B

Gaston, Lise, 2019, Creative Writing & Creative Response: Helping Students Cultivate a Critical Voice

Gehlawat, Monica, 2007, Critical Objectivity and Sentence Style Improvement

Gravendyk, Hilary, 2008, Poetry and the Scientific Method

Huang, Lynn, 2011, Anatomy of an Essay

Johnson, Kimberly, 2002, The Renaissance Lyric Poem as Pop Culture

Klavon, Evan, 2017, Experimental Method: A Guided Lesson for Synthesizing Science and Literature

Mangin, Sarah, 2013, Elusive Allusions: Discovering Kafka in Coetzee

Mansouri, Leila, 2016, Literary Scholarship as Cocktail Party: Bringing Students into the Conversation

Mead, Christopher, 2012, Sacrifice and Literature (declined to publish)

Ritland, Laura, 2022, The “Scholarly I”: Using First Person in the Humanities Research Essay

Sergi, Matthew, 2010, A People’s History of the English Language: Dialect Communities

Takada, Mayumi, 2004, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Literature but Were Afraid to Ask the Saturday Evening Post: or, How Literature is Like Math

von Morzé, Leonard, 2006, Sources Into Evidence; or, Rethinking the Research Requirement in R & C Courses

Xin, Wendy, 2013, X-Axis, Y-Axis, and Zzzz’s: Plotting Narrative at 8 AM

Zemgulys, Andrea, 2000, From Description to Analysis

Environmental Science, Policy and Management

Graham, Natalie, 2020, Putting Global Patterns in Perspective with Experiential Interdisciplinary Learning

Heddle, Amanda, 2003, Development of an Inquiry-Based Activity from a Content Intensive Curriculum

Kidder, Allison, 2011, Bringing Concepts to Life through Field Trips

Krasnow, Kevin, 2012, Understanding Long-Term Ecological Change with Tree Rings

Owley, Jessica, 2004, Social Science Meets Physical Science

Schwartz, Sonja, 2012, (Home Department: Molecular and Cell Biology), Beyond Bean Counting: A New Laboratory to Teach the Concepts of Microevolution


Bensadoun, Jennifer, 2001, Research Methods Applied to Public Health Topics: Using Breakout Groups to Foster Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Ethnic Studies

Salvador Gutierrez Peraza, 2023, Empathy

Randazzo, Timothy, 2005, A New Approach to Teaching and Learning


Film Studies

Morgan Jennings, 2023, Monstrous Methods for Closely Reading Film

Combs, Charles Scott, 2003, Writers into Readers


Anderson, Connie, 2001, Hands-on Experience of French Irony

Bilis, Hélène, 2004, Giving a New Tune to Grammar

Brutsche, Vanessa, 2017, Beyond Plot: Discussing the Stakes of Literary Texts

Divita, David, 2008, Shaking up the Standard in a Course on French Phonetics

Hellmich, Emily A., 2015, Becoming Your Own Dictionary: Increasing Participation and Communicative Confidence through Semiotic Brainstorming (Home Department: Education)

Louie, Linda, 2017, Revision without Tears: In-Class Writing with the Pomodoro Technique

Szarke, Margot, 2013, Making and Supporting an Argument

Zupsich, Gina, 2010, Free in Theory: Teaching Gender in Historical Perspective



Anderman, Nicholas, 2019, Contextualizing Social Theory with Collaborative Timelines

Hicks, Susan, 2006, Getting on the Same Page

Meché, Brittany, 2017, Teaching the Politics of Representation in Development Studies


Teupert, Jonas, 2020, Collaborative Learning in Times of Remote Instruction

Warner, Chantelle, 2003, Putting the Text Back in Text Book



Hamilton, Emily, 2010, Playing Teacher: Adding Predictive Power to Students Toolboxes

Ibarra, Clare, 2017, Bridging the Gap between K-12 and University-level History

Jasper, Kathryn, 2009, The Fourth Crusade Charges into the Classroom

Kaborycha, Lisa, 2003, Teaching History Students to Read Between the Lines

Lewandoski, Julia, 2018, The Thesis Statement as The Key to Unlock Essay Writing

Leyba, Ashley, 2013, Expanding the Classroom: Using bSpace to Encourage Student-Driven Discussion

McCarty, Heather, 2001, Journals: The Key to Small Group Participation

McNeill, Karen, 2005, The Undergraduate Research Paper

Replogle Sheffer, Edith, 2002, Creating Coherence with Conceptual Maps

Sargent, Matthew, 2006, Teaching the “Errors of the Past”

Scott, William, 2004, The Campus as Laboratory: Teaching Students to Think Historically About the Built Environment

History of Art

Becker, Catherine, 2004, Making a Connection to the Distant Past

Cassibry, Kimberly, 2004, Teaching Roman Monuments

Coleman, William, 2012, Self-Portraiture as a Teaching Tool

Courtois de Vicose, Alexandra, 2015, What Is It to Truly “See” and How to Deal with the Unseen

Underhill, Justin, 2008, The Power of Observation in situ (by Proxy)

Yau, Elaine, 2014, Starting with Art for the First Time


Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

Punj, Gaurav, 2003, Think Out of the Box

Siddiq, Auyon, 2015, Bridging Mathematical Models and Managerial Decisions

Wang, Mengxin, 2022, Designing Soft Participation Policy for Remote Instruction

Information (School of)

Kohli, Nitin, 2019, Making it Real – Developing Socially, Politically, and Ethically Aware Data Scientists

Integrative Biology

Armstrong, Eric, 2016, Everyone Loves a Good Argument: Encouraging the Use of Programming Languages in Biology

Benca, Jeffrey, 2013, Teaching Students “Street Smarts” Necessary for Navigating Peer-Reviewed Literature

Clark, Christopher, 2009, Improving Biology Papers through Peer Review

Cunningham, Sarah, 2003, Teaching an Uncommon Sense

Goodrich, Maria, 2007, Using a Focal Organism as a Teaching Tool in General Biology

Haynes, Audrey, 2019, The Power of Personalized Interventions

Kauffman, Alexander, 2000, Teaching to Different Modes of Learning

Kitamata-Wong, Britney, 2015, A Clinical Approach to Human Anatomy (Home Department: Optometry)

Lepore, Taormina, 2022, Disability Visibility and Inclusive Design in STEM Pedagogy

McGuire, Jennifer, 2007, Instilling Effective Study Skills in Students: Start Early, Know Your Weaknesses

O’Brien, Terry, 2000, An Example of the Use of Frameworks in Skills-Based Learning

Olliff Yang, Rachael, 2019, Using Phenomena-Based Inquiry to  Increase Class Participation

Shade, Jessica, 2010, Encouraging Deep Learning in an Introductory Course

Springthorpe, Dwight, 2015, Interdisciplinary Team Peer-to-Peer Learning with Guided Inquiry

Thomsen, Meredith, 2003, Groupwritten

Vendetti, Jann, 2008, Understanding Biological Shape with Pipe Cleaners: An Exercise in Integrating Multiple Learning Styles

Wedel, Mathew, 2004, How to Encourage Lecture Attendance through Discussion Activities

International and Area Studies

Scoggins, Suzanne, 2014, (Home Department: Political Science), Encouraging Full Participation in Section

Italian Studies

Driscoll, Kate, 2019, What is Strange about Fiction?: Embracing Contradictions in Literary Texts to Improve Critical Thinking and Analytical Writing


Jurisprudence and Social Policy

Painter, Genevieve, 2014, Consensus Techniques for Learning Together

Koehler, Johann, 2016, The Feedback Loop: When Less is More, and When More is Less

Smith, Tobias, 2015, Attending to Attendance


Latin American Studies

Reyes Arias, Alejandro, 2005, The Challenge of Thinking Historically

Legal Studies

Lebsack, Sonya, 2007, Teaching Critical Skills in Legal Studies

Stepnitz, Abigail, 2018, (Home Department: Jurisprudence and Social Policy), Writing the “Other” Answer: Teaching Students to Craft Evidence-Based Arguments


Babel, Molly, 2008, Externalizing Analyses and Bridging Sub-disciplines

Chang, Charles, 2009, Fun with Phonetics on a Saturday: Bringing Linguistics Up to Date with the Other Sciences

Johnson, Jennifer, 2013, (Home Department: Education), Engaging with the Thesis Statement: Developing Metacognitive Skills in the Classroom through Peer Sharing, Peer Review, and Self-Review

Stark, Tammy, 2015, The Semester-Long Research Project Reimagined


Ramsey, Samuel Nicholas, 2017, Permission to be Confused


Materials Science and Engineering

Enze Chen, 2023, Using Poster Presentations to Promote Science Communication and Student Engagement

Bariya, Mallika, 2021, Zoom Labs: Replicating Hands-on Learning in Virtual Education

Kennedy, Ellis, 2021, One Lab Report, Two Lab Reports, Three Lab Reports, More! Teaching Scientific Writing

Kohen, Naomi, 2008, The Kitchen as a Laboratory

Kumar, Rajan, 2016, Introducing Students to Scientific Writing in E45 Lab Sections

Towle, Clarissa, Materials Science and Engineering, 2019, Teaching Fast and Slow: The Gradual Introduction of Scientific Writing in a Fast- Paced Lab

Trahanovsky, Mary, 2006, Motivating Students with Choice

Wesner, Ashton, 2018, (Home Department: Environmental Science, Policy, and Management), Skills for Engagement: Teaching Close Reading Techniques in an Interdisciplinary Classroom

Mathematics & Statistics

Bandyopadhyay, Antar, 2002, Mathematics: The Universal Language of Science

Borooah, Gautam, 2004, When Wrong is All Right

Champney, Danielle, 2010, (Home Department: Education), Using Prediction, Competition, and Reflection to Make Connections in Calculus II

Clayton, Aubrey, 2005, The Meaning Behind the Symbols

Diesl, Alexander, 2003, Breaking the Mathematical Language Barrier

Hengesbach, Conrad, 2012, The Challenges of Teaching in Summer Session

Hiesmayr, Ella, 2021, Visualizing Stochastic Processes

Nieh, Ari, 2006, Dispelling the Fear of Proofs

Sankaran, Viswanath, 2002, Demystifying the Thought Process

Shi, Andrew, 2020, Conquering the Top 10 Algorithms of the 20th Century

Tabrizian, Peyam, 2013, The Advantages of Rearranging the Topics Covered in a Course

Theerakarn, Thunwa, 2014, Developing Interactive Applets to Help Students Visualize Multivariable Calculus

Mechanical Engineering

Cheng, A. S. (Ed), 2001, Teaching My Students to Fish

Masanet, Eric, 2001, Incorporating Design-for-Environment into the Undergraduate Product Design Curriculum

Oehlberg, Lora, 2010, A Hands-On Approach to User Interface Prototyping

Sparrey, Carolyn, 2007, Implementing the Scientific Learning Cycle in the Confines of a Classroom

Molecular and Cell Biology

Arpaia, Nicholas, 2009, Training Molecular MacGyvers Using the Immunologists Toolbox

Bliss, Daniel, 2013, (Home Department: Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute), Fostering the Ability to Think Like an Experimenter in a Lecture Course

Chen, Jingxun, 2018, Shaping Abstract Genetics Concepts into Concrete, Accessible Knowledge

Chou, Seemay, 2009, Teaching Young Scientists to Speak the Way They Think

Dumont, Sophie, 2004, Motivating a Broad Audience with Research

Endres, James, 2003, Science Education: Focus on Core Analytical Skills

Figueroa-Clarevega, Alejandro, 2011, Building the Big Picture

Freedman, Benjamin, 2006, Teaching Mitosis and Meiosis Using Metaphor and Play-Acting

Kurd, Nadia, 2014, A Solution for Inclusion: Keeping Advanced Students Stimulated Without Leaving Others Behind

Miroshnikova , Yekaterina , 2013, (Home Department: Bioengineering), Breaking Down the Barriers Inhibiting Effective Learning Environments

Powell, Jennifer, 2001, Transforming Quizzes into Teaching and Learning Tools

Schwab, Susan, 2002, Players in the Pathway

Shank, Elizabeth, 2003, Emphasizing Concepts in a Yeast Genetics Laboratory

Spitzer, Danielle, 2022, Hands-on Simulation of Frog Development and Experimental Embryology Engages Students and Promotes Learning

Spudich, Giulietta, 2001, Linking Theory and Experiment in a Biochemistry Lab

Ullman, Julie, 2010, Teaching Students How to Create a Picture Worth a Thousand Words

Zeitler, Bryan, 2003, Using the Peer-Review Process to Stimulate Classroom Discussion


Ryan Gourley, 2023, Experiential Learning with Antiquated Musical Media

Basini, Laura, 2002, Musical Form and Active Learning

Current, Brian, 2000, Hearing John Cage: An Approach to Introducing Ambient Music

Esse, Melina, 2001, I Love to Listen to Music, But I Don’t Know Anything About It

Frey, Emily, 2011, Teaching Basic Musicianship: An Ode to Chaos

Gelbart, Mathew, 2000, Cultural and Communicative Approaches to Teaching Music

Markham, Michael, 2005, Bringing Opera Closer to Home

Nisnevich, Anna, 2004, Music and Multi Media: Staging Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring

Rivera, Francesca, 2003, If “Writing about Music Is like Dancing About Architecture,” Maybe It’s Time to Draw

Watkins, Holly, 2001, Musical Representation and Musorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition


Near Eastern Studies

Escobar. Eduardo, 2016, Live Digital Translation for Dead Languages

Kiser, Deanna, 2001, Understanding the Lives of Ancient Egyptians

Langin-Hooper, Stephanie, 2011, Multi-Sensory Windows into Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology

Saleh, Heidi, 2003, Revitalizing and Contemporizing Ancient Literature


Gildea, Holly, 2020, Reframing Failure: Teaching Iterative Troubleshooting over Results in Laboratory Science



Jes Heppler, 2023, Building and Repairing Trust in the Classroom

Crawford, Lindsay, 2013, Confidence and the Character of Discussion: Attending to Framing Effects

Dotan, Ravit, 2019, How to Increase Participation in Section

Kaplan, Jeffrey, 2017, Reading Quizzes: a Mild Technological Innovation


Albanna, Badr, 2005, Getting in Touch with Your Inner Physicist

Bruno, Paul, 2009, (Home Department: Education), Helping Students Learn (and Effectively Use) What They Already Know

Karkada, Dhruva, 2022, There’s No Shame in Asking Questions

Lu, Yi-Chuan, 2016, Improving Board Work with Colors

Murdia, Chitraang, 2021, Increasing Student Engagement by Using Poll-based Teaching

Plant and Microbial Biology

Leah Gulyas, 2023, Assemble your Team! Harnessing the Power of Teamwork to Promote Student Engagement and Learning

Ethan Boynton, 2023, Managing Student Anxiety Surrounding In-Person Learning

Bruenn, Riva, 2016, Plant Morphology is Just a Game

Coppinger, J. Peter, 2003, Slimemolds vs. the MCATs

Reyes-Umana, Victor, 2019, Developing Narratives for Aspiring Biologists

Slotkin, Richard Keith, 2005, Designing a Better Laboratory Course

Political Science

Joshua Freed, 2023, Intentional Communication, the Students in the Middle, and Me

Douglas Van, 2023, Making Sense in a Whirlwind: Tools to Study Diverse Political Ideas in Diverse Contexts

Akturk, Sener, 2009, Negotiating European Integration Yourself: Role Playing, Simulations, and Counterfactuals in Teaching Political Science

Dosh, Paul, 2000, Encouraging and Affirming Diverse Forms of Class Participation

Ferretti, Natalia, 2001, Do Our Students Understand the Relevance of What We Are Teaching Them?

Fisher, Mark, 2012, Providing Skills, Not Summaries: Improving Reading Comprehension in Political Theory

Haig, Kenneth, 2006, Finding Ways that Everyone can Contribute, Creatively: Using Visual Learning Techniques and Small Group Exercises to Promote Cooperative Learning

Herrera, Veronica, 2007, Reversing Roles: How Would Your Students Devise a Section Lesson Plan?

Judge, Brian, 2018, Scaffolding Suspension of Belief as a Means to Intellectual and Political Empathy

Lerman, Amy, 2005, It Said What?: Reading Critically for Bias and Point of View

Mikkelborg, Anna, 2021, Practice Having Something to Say: Building Student Confidence through Required Office Hours

Pearson, Kathryn, 2002, Bringing Home the Bacon: Navigating the Congressional Budget Process

Purcell, Jason, 2009, Teaching the 3-Speed Class

Radwin, David, 2004, Learning By Doing: Using Simulations to Teach Political Science

Sinek, Wendy, 2006, Conquering “40% of the Grade”: Interactive Strategies for Helping Students Prepare for Comprehensive Final Exams


Boucher, Helen, 2002, Helping Students Understand Prejudice

Gard, David, 2002, Developing a Substantive Understanding of the Concepts of Normality and Pathology

Goddu, Mariel, 2019, Taking an “Explanation Break”: Helping Students Critique Experimental Methods and Evaluate Evidence

Ironside, Manon, 2022, From Skilled Test Takers to Budding Scientists: Overhauling Assessment in Cognitive Neuroscience

Zalecki, Christine, 2003, Practice Matters: The Design and Teaching of an Introductory Clinical Seminar

Public Health

Frenkel, Oron, 2005, Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries through Drama

Harris, Zoe, 2009, From Theory to Obama: Innovative Teaching Methods to Increase Participation

Paleo, Lyn, 2003, Incorporating Practice into Theory-Based Curriculum

Rubin, Anna, 2013, Policy Consulting Simulations as a Tool for Understanding and Applying Economic Concepts

Tanner, Sean, 2011, A “Tradeoffs” Method for Soliciting Student Feedback

Public Policy

Lambert, Christian, 2016, Deploying General Rubrics to Preclude the Pitfalls of Grading

Mandakolathur Balu, Ashwin, 2021, Teaching Causality through an Experiment

Yuan, Alexandria, 2016, Ethics Beyond the Textbook



Kyra Sutton, 2023, That Which Moves: Affect and Analysis

Gutierrez, Nicholaus, 2019, Online Research in the Age of Google

Srinivasan, Ragini Tharoor, 2015, Staging the Exchange: Learning to Read and Write Beyond Similarity and Opposition

Yost, Benjamin, 2005, Becoming a Better Socrates



Olsen, Carl, 2007, Creative Writing and the Horizon of Expectations

Sterling, Nichole, 2006, Creativity in the Composition Classroom

Tomi, Anna, 2022, Student-led Discussions Foster Compassion

Slavic Languages and Literatures

Kayiatos, Anastasia, 2010, (Feminist) Dreams Really Do Come True

Somoff, Victoria, 2004, Writing an Epistolary Novel in a Heritage Speaker Class

Social Welfare

Valentín Sierra, 2023, Towards a Red Pedagogy for Social Work Education

Epps, Douglas, 2021, Ask, Adapt, and Assess: Co-constructing the Remote Classroom to Promote Inclusivity, Equity, and Engagement

Morazes, Jennifer, 2009, Why Dont They Just Go Get Help Themselves? Illustrating the Challenges of Accessing Social Services


Benson, Elzbieta, 2004, Increased Class Participation: Accommodating for Diverse Styles and Skills

Eiermann, Martin, 2017, Social Theory as a Map to the World

Elliott, Rebecca, 2012, Maximizing the Impact of GSI Feedback through Reflections on Writing

Fidan Elcioglu, Ermine, 2011, Reading Theory with Courage: One Way to Teach Critical Reading Skills

Hayes, William, 2001, Teaching Bourdieu: Observing the Habitus in Sites of Consumption

Herring, Chris, 2015, Sketching Social Theory Collectively

Kieke, Samuel, 2020, Social Theory as Puzzle: Piecing Together Conceptual Definitions

Macdonald, Sarah, 2008, Encouraging Critical Thinking through Exam Preparation

Purser, Gretchen, 2003, Theory as Map

Roehrkasse, Alexander, 2017, Encouraging Accountability and Participation through Regular Reading Responses

Steward, Shelly, 2015, Integrating Sociology into Students’ Lives through Twitter

Villa-Lobos, Ana, 2003, How to “Show” Sociology in an Academic World of “Telling”

Wang, Skyler, 2021, Going Public: Designing Writing Assignments with Social Impact

Westbrook, Laurel, 2007, Drawing to Learn: One Way to Teach to Multiple Learning Styles

South and Southeast Asian Studies

Bruhn, Katherine, 2021, Mundane to Extraordinary: Working with Primary Sources and Identifying Research Topics

Cruz Gutierrez, Kathleen, 2018, Crafting the Annotated Bibliography: A Storehouse for Reading and Composition Learning

Dar, Huma, 2003, Re-membering Our Histories, Re-visioning Our Histories, Re-writing Our Selves

Paramasivan, Vasudha, 2005, “Telling” Tales: The Quest for Meaning in Indian Folklore

Parson, Rahul Bjørn, 2010, Language Pedagogy as a Group Effort

Spanish and Portuguese

Becker Quinn, Mary, 2002, Charting the Plot of “La Noche Boca Arriba”


Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

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