The Center for Teaching and Learning recently announced the Teaching Fellows Award recipients for 2016-17. Recipients include: Justine Andrews, Leandra Boucheron, Erik Erhardt, Les Field, Dawn Nordquist, and Daniel Wolne. The recipients will be honored later this month.

The UNM Teaching Fellows program provides opportunities for faculty to discuss teaching in an informed, supportive community, to examine the latest research on teaching and learning, and to conduct research on teaching. During spring 2017, fellows will perform their teaching intervention and collect evidence of its effectiveness.  

In 2016-2017 the UNM Teaching Fellows program will focus on the instruction of large introductory courses that historically have high failure rates.  

Executive Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, Aeron Haynie, said, “as a public research university, the University of New Mexico has the expertise to provide state-wide and national leadership for a more scholarly, evidence-based approach to college teaching. One of the most powerful and effective ways to create a campus climate that values a more scholarly approach to teaching is to give faculty opportunities to investigate student learning in their own courses.” 

After earning her Ph.D. from UCLA in 2002, Andrews joined the faculty of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of New Mexico in 2004. Professor Andrews has worked extensively in the museum field including the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Meadows Museum in Dallas, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. She participated in the NEH Summer Institute “Networks and Knowledge: Synthesis and Innovation in the Muslim-Christian-Jewish Medieval Mediterranean” in Barcelona, Spain in July 2012.  

Boucheron has been a faculty member in the in the Physics and Astronomy Department since January 2016. She is a full time lecturer for undergraduate level courses. Previously, Boucheron was a graduate student researcher at UC San Diego where she utilized synchrotron-based x-ray scattering techniques to study nanoparticle thin films self-assembled at the liquid surface. She earned her BS (2010) from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and MS (2012) and Ph.D. (2015) from the University of California, San Diego.

Erhardt is an associate professor of Statistics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, where he has served as Director of the Statistics Consulting Clinic, and is currently Director of the Biostatistics and NeuroInformatics (BNI) Core for the second phase of the Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in Brain Function and Mental Illness at the Mind Research Network. His research interests include Bayesian and Frequentist statistical methods for stable isotope sourcing and brain imaging. 

Field is a Professor of Anthropology (Ethnology). He has been at UNM since fall 1994. He received his BA in Anthropology from Johns Hopkins University and his PhD from Duke University. 

Nordquist has taught Public Speaking, Nonverbal Communication, and Communication Research Methods for the department.   Her research interests focus on habitual forms of communication and what those patterns tell us about communication styles and human cognition.  In her spare time, she enjoys storytelling and leisurely dog walks. She earned her Ph.D. in Linguistics from UNM in 2006. 

Wolne is a principal lecturer and associate director in the Religious Studies Program at UNM. He’s been at UNM since August 2001. He earned his degrees, B.A, Philosophy (1986), M.A. Philosophy (1993), Ph.D. Philosophy (1997), from Colorado State University and UNM.