CTRL Faculty Fellows Program

The Faculty Fellows program is designed to advance CTRL’s mission of promoting and supporting excellence in teaching and scholarship at American University. In doing so, the program recognizes and leverages faculty expertise to lead in the sharing of knowledge, experience, and creativity.

The Faculty Fellows program comprises four tracks: AU Core (Core), Inclusive Pedagogy (IP), the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL), and Teaching & Scholarship (TS). Appointment as Fellow comes with a stipend and support from CTRL and relevant campus partners.   

Call for applications occurs every summer (mid-June) with appointments announced in August.  

If you have questions about the CTRL Faculty Fellows Program, please contact us at CTRL@american.edu. 

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021-2022 AY.

AU Core (Core) Faculty Fellow

Eligibility: open to all full-time faculty and requires a one-year commitment.  

The work of the Core Fellows is to support faculty in learning and reflecting on pedagogies for active and inquiry-based learning. Fellows will serve as a resource for faculty colleagues who teach in the AU Core Curriculum and need support on how to implement effective teaching practices, design activities and assignments to achieve the learning outcomes, and promote learning transfer.  

The Fellow will work closely with CTRL and AU Core to develop and offer programming and resources for faculty. Additional responsibilities include serving as a member of the Ann Ferren Conference organizing committee, Ann Ferren Curriculum Design Award selection committee, and an informal advisory group to the Executive Director of CTRL. Although much of the work related to this position will occur during the fall and spring semesters, Fellows should expect some work to occur during the summer months. 

The position comes with a stipend of $4,000 for the year, programming funds, professional development opportunities, and support from CTRL and AU Core.   

Applicants will be required to submit a 200-word statement describing their experience with AU Core and activities that they would like to pursue as Core Faculty Fellow.  

Current & Past AU Core Fellows

AY 2021-2022

Rebecca Hazen, Department of Biology
Heather McDonald, Department of Literature

AY 2020-2021

Jenny Axe, Department of Chemistry
Symphony Bruce, University Library

AY 2019-2021

Terra Gargano, School of International Service
Angela Dadak, Department of Literature

The Inclusive Pedagogy (IP) Faculty Fellow

Eligibility: open to all full-time faculty and requires a two-year commitment.  

The work of the Inclusive Pedagogy (IP) Fellows is to support faculty in creating and sustaining a more inclusive teaching environment. Fellows will serve as a resource for colleagues who need support in their classrooms on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

The Fellow will work closely with CTRL and relevant campus partners to develop and offer programming and resources for faculty. Additional responsibilities include serving as a member of the Ann Ferren Conference organizing committee, IP Fellows selection committee, and an informal advisory group to the Executive Director of CTRL. Although much of the work related to this position will occur during the fall and spring semesters, Fellows should expect some work to occur during the summer months. 

The position comes with a stipend of $4,000 per year, programming funds, professional development opportunities, and support from CTRL.    

Applicants will be required to submit a 500-word statement describing their experience and interest in inclusive pedagogy, citing examples and activities that they would like to pursue as an IP Faculty Fellow.  

Current & Past SoTL Fellows

AY 2021-2023

Jane Palmer, Department of Justice, Law & Criminology

AY 2020-2022

Raychelle Burks, Department of Chemistry
TaLisa Carter, Department of Justice, Law & Criminology
Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, Department of Sociology

AY 2019-2021
Amaarah DeCuir, School of Education
Krisztina Domjan, School of Professional & Extended Studies

Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) Faculty Fellow

Eligibility: open only to term faculty and requires a two-year commitment.  

The work of the SoTL Fellows is to further the study of factors that impact student learning. The Fellow will develop scholarly project, such as publication or presentation, and serve as a resource for colleagues interested in SoTL. We especially encourage application from those interested in equity in higher education and ensuring all students attain all the intended learning outcomes while at AU. Additional information about SoTL can be found at the CTRL SoTL Resources page. 

The Fellow will work closely with the CTRL Pedagogy Research Team and other relevant campus partners to develop and carry out their scholarly project. Additional responsibilities include serving as a member of the Ann Ferren Conference organizing committee, the Milton and Sonia Greenberg Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Award selection committee, SoTL Fellows selection committee, and an informal advisory group to the Executive Director of CTRL.  

The SoTL Fellow appointment is supported in part by the Milton and Sonia Greenberg fund and comes with a total stipend package of $4,000 per year for two years and up to $2,000 for research materials or faculty development use. 

Applicants will be required to submit a 500-word statement describing their experience and interest in SoTL, and the general question they are interested in pursuing as a Fellow. 

Current & Past SoTL Fellows

AY 2021-2023

Michele Lansigan, Department of Chemistry
Alison Chrisler, Department of Health Studies

AY 2020-2022

Amanda Choutka, Department of Literature
Adam Tamashasky, Department of Literature
Amy Trietiak, Department of Health Studies

AY 2019-2021

Shoaleh Dehghan, Department of Chemistry
Jesse Meiller, Department of Environmental Science
Jeremiah Patterson, School of Communication

Teaching & Scholarship (TS) Faculty Fellow

Eligibility: open to all faculty and requires a one-year commitment.  

The work of the TS Fellow is to address an emerging issue in teaching or scholarship that has the potential to benefit a broad range of faculty from across the campus. Fellow will develop actionable insights using best practices or evidence-based approaches and serve as a resource for colleagues who need support in their work.  

The Fellow will work closely with CTRL and other relevant campus partners to develop and carry out the work. Additional responsibilities include serving as a member of the Ann Ferren Conference organizing committee, TS Fellows selection committee, and an informal advisory group to the Executive Director of CTRL. Although much of the work related to this position will occur during the fall and spring semesters, Fellows should expect some work to occur during the summer months. 

This appointment comes with a $4,000 stipend, programming funds, professional development opportunities, and support from CTRL 

Applicants will be required to submit a 200-word statement describing the issue(s) and activities that they would like to pursue as a Fellow, and how it has the potential to benefit a broad range of faculty from across the campus.  

Current & Past T&S Fellows (activity focus)

AY 2021-2022

Luis Cerezo Ceballos, Department of World Languages and Cultures
Katharine Manning, Department of Justice, Law & Criminology

AY 2018-2019

Betsy Cohn, School of International Service (Faculty Mentoring)
Sarah Irvine Belson, School of Education (Collaborative Research)
Caroline Bruckner, Kogod School of Business (AU Centers Network)
Larry Engel, School of Communication (Media in the Classroom and Scholarship)
Max Paul Friedman, College of Arts & Sciences (Greenberg Seminar)
Patrick Jackson, School of International Service (Teaching Critical Thinking)
Brigid Maher, School of Communication (Greenberg Seminar)
Gwendolyn Reece, University Library (Teaching Critical Thinking)
Lara Schwartz, School of Public Affairs (Inclusive Pedagogy)

Publications and other works by CTRL Faculty Fellows