Teaching Mentors

The Teaching Mentors are award-winning teachers from across the university who assist Associate Director Donna Troka with teaching consultations. Examples of topics Teaching Mentors can address are: creating engaged learning environments, inpatient and outpatient bedside teaching, teaching in large or small settings, service learning, teaching with technology, and inquiry-based learning, among others.


AllittPatrick Allitt
Cahoon Family Professor of History
Emory College

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Patrick Allitt is the Cahoon Family Professor of History and has been an Emory faculty member since 1988. He teaches a wide array of courses in American and British history and was formerly the director of the Center for Teaching and Curriculum. He is a winner of the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award (2012) and presenter of the 24-lecture series “The Art of Teaching” from the Great Courses.

LISA BERNSTEINLisa Bernstein
Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine

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Lisa Bernstein is a general internist and an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, with a clinical appointment at Grady Memorial Hospital.  As a clinician-educator, her responsibilities include seeing patients, as well as teaching and advising Emory medical students and residents at Grady. She directs the School of Medicine’s “Becoming a Doctor” curriculum and serves on the Executive Curriculum Committee. 

Dr. Bernstein has received numerous teaching honors. She is a two-time recipient of the Emory Dean’s Teaching Award and a 2009 recipient of the Emory School of Medicine’s Papageorge Distinguished Teaching Award. Most recently, in 2012 the American College of Physicians honored her with the national Herbert S. Waxman Award for Outstanding Medical Student Educator. Dr. Bernstein’s areas of teaching expertise include course design, discussion techniques and interactive teaching strategies, grading and giving feedback on student work, and designing teaching portfolios.

Doug BowmanDoug Bowman
Professor of Marketing
Goizueta Business School

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Doug Bowman serves as Professor of Marketing at Goizueta Business School. He is also the co-director of the Emory Marketing Analytics Center and the Senior Associate Dean for Working Professional MBA Programs. His research and teaching focus on marketing strategy, marketing models, and customer behavior.

Dr. Bowman has won numerous teaching awards, including the Emory Williams Award in 2013 and the Marc F. Adler Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 2004. Four recent editions of Business Week’s Guide to the Best Business Schools list him as outstanding faculty. Dr. Bowman’s areas of teaching expertise range from assignment and exam design, to lecture and discussion techniques, to interactive teaching strategies.

cooperHannah Cooper
Associate Professor, jointly appointed in Behavioral Sciences/Health Ed and Epidemiology
Rollins School of Public Health

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Hannah Cooper is currently the Vice Chair for Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at Rollins School of Public Health, where she also has a joint appointment in Epidemiology. She directs the RSPH Program on the Social Determinants of Health and co-directs the Prevention Sciences Core for the Emory Center for AIDS Research. Her research focuses on the social determinants of drug use, drug users’ health, and health disparities.

Dr. Cooper has won various awards for teaching and mentoring. In 2015 she received an Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award, while the RSPH Student Government Association awarded her as “Professor of the Year.” Her areas of teaching expertise include course design, syllabus construction, and lecture techniques.

DelmanKeith Delman
Associate Professor of Surgery
School of Medicine

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Keith Delman has received the Department of Surgery Junior Resident Teaching Award in 2006 and 2008 and the EUSOM Dean's Teaching Award in 2013. His areas of expertise in teaching are in procedural teaching (i.e. OR settings) and presentation skills. He also participated in an American College of Surgeon's Adjunct Surgeons as Educators Course when he was a clinical fellow at MD Anderson.

dowdTimothy Dowd
Professor of Sociology
Emory College

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Timothy Dowd is a long-time faculty member in the Department of Sociology and currently serves as department chair. His research and teaching interests include sociology of culture and of the arts, particularly music; mass media; and processes of institutionalization. He has published numerous edited volumes, book chapters and articles, and he served four years as Editor-in-Chief of Poetics: Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts. 

Dr. Dowd has received various teaching awards throughout his academic career. In 2013 he was a recipient of the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award. His areas of teaching expertise include course management, lecture techniques, and online teaching.

dukeMarshall Duke
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Psychology
Emory College

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Marshall Duke is a clinical psychologist and has been on faculty at Emory since 1970. In 1991 he was appointed as the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Personality and Psychopathology. He also serves as core faculty for the Center for Ethics and the Center on Myth and Ritual in American Life (MARIAL). He has studied and published widely on a variety of family issues and themes related to growing up.

Dr. Duke has twice received the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award (1984, 1996). In 2001 he received the Thomas Jefferson Award to recognize his exemplary service and contributions to the Emory community. Most recently, he was honored to receive the 2016 Crystal Apple for Seminar Teaching. Dr. Duke’s areas of teaching expertise include course design and management, lecturing in large classes, facilitating discussions and interactive teaching strategies, interpreting exams and giving feedback on student work, managing TAs, and working with challenging students.

fischbachPeter Fischbach
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
School of Medicine

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Peter Fischbach is a pediatric cardiologist and a clincial associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, where he is the chief education officer and fellowship program director. His research interests include pacing and electrophysiology, pharmacology and experimental therapeutics, and arrhythmia management. 

Dr. Fischbach has published widely, including articles that focus on training guidelines for pediatric cardiology fellowship programs. As a clinician-educator, his areas of teaching expertise include lecture techniques, interactive teaching strategies, and working with challenging students.

FlackerJonathan (Nat) Flacker
Professor of Geriatric Medicine
School of Medicine

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Nat Flacker currently serves as the Chief of the Section of Geriatrics and Gerontology in the Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics in the Emory University School of Medicine.  His primary teaching and research interests are creating engaged learning environments. He is a co-director of the John A. Hartford Foundation-sponsored Southeast Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine, and the Atlanta Regional Geriatric Education Center. He is currently a Society Advisor in the School of Medicine, is a previous recipient of the Deans Teaching Award, and serves as the Chair for the American Geriatric Society Education Committee.

fosterJenny Foster
Associate Clinical Professor
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

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Jenny Foster is a public health nurse-midwife with a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology. In 2007 she came to Emory, where she is currently an associate clinical professor in the School of Nursing, as well as associated faculty in the Emory College Department of Anthropology.  Her research uses anthropological and community-based participatory methods to study and work toward improving maternal-newborn health and care.

In 2013 Dr. Foster received an Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award, and the following year, she was a fellow with the Emory University Center for Community Partnerships. Her areas of teaching expertise include course design and management, lectures for large classes, managing TAs, grading and giving feedback, and interpretation of mid-course and final exams.

GalleJeff Galle
Associate Professor of English
Oxford College

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Jeffery Galle is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Center for Academic Excellence at Oxford College of Emory University. 

He has recently presented and published essays on inquiry-based learning, assessment of learning, and a number of active learning strategies.  A forthcoming book co-authored by Galle on High Impact Practices will be published in July 2015 by Rowman and Littlefield.  In literary studies he has presented and published on Christopher Marlowe and Mark Twain. 

Galle has received a number of teaching awards, ranging from the English Department Award for Excellence in Teaching (1994), to Arts and Sciences Professor of the Year (2006), and the Scott Endowed Professor of Teaching Excellence (1996-1999).  At Emory, he was selected to serve as a Distinguished Teaching Scholar (2009).

As Director of the CAE at Oxford College, he works with faculty in an array of consultations and programs, including the annual Institute for Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts (IPLA).

GreenClifton Green
Associate Professor, Finance
Goizueta Business School

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Clifton Green joined Goizueta Business School in 1999 after completing his PhD at NYU where he taught 1998-1999. His research interests include investments and market microstructure with an emphasis on behavioral finance. Clifton's research has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Barrons, Financial Times, and on CNBC television. At Goizueta, Clifton teaches the core Corporate Finance class in the BBA program and Behavioral Finance in the PhD program. He has also taught Security Analysis and Portfolio Management in the MBA program. Clifton has been recognized as a Distinguished Teaching Scholar in 2010-2011 and has received the following teaching awards: the Adler Prize for Excellence in Teaching, 2010; the BBA Distinguished Educator Award, 2009; the Crystal Apple Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2008; and the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award, 2007.

GreenwaldMichael Greenwald
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
Emory University/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Dr. Greenwald joined the Emory faculty in 1999 after following his residency in Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh and fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Boston University.  After serving as associate fellowship director for Pediatric Emergency Medicine he became the Director of Medical education for the division.  In 2003 he created and continues to run the annual Department of Pediatric Fellowship Teaching Competition and in 2006 created the annual Fellows’ Teaching Symposium. In 2013 he became chair of the Department’s Teaching Committee, chairs a similar committee for the American College of Emergency Physicians section on Pediatrics and serves on the Continuing Medical Education Committee for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

In 2012 Dr. Greenwald was recognized by the Department of Pediatrics with an award for Teaching Innovations and in 2013 for Teaching Mentorship.  His teaching related roles and activities includes serving on the Executive Committee for the Department of Medicine’s Academy of Medical Educators, and as a Teaching Consultant for the Emory Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE), Emory LCME Faculty Preparation, Productivity, Participation, and Policies Committee. Specific interests in Medical Education include Precepting, Feedback, Lecture Preparation and Delivery.

henninkMonique Hennink
Associate Professor of Global Health
Rollins School of Public Health

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Monique Hennink, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health in Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) and Associated Faculty in Sociology at Emory University. She received the 2016 Department Award for Teaching Excellence in RSPH. She has particular expertise in using and teaching qualitative research methods. She has authored three textbooks on qualitative research and teaches graduate-level courses on research methodology. She has also taught over 50 workshops and short courses for public health professionals worldwide. Her research focuses on understanding social, cultural, and contextual influences on public health issues in order to develop behavior change interventions. She has experience in curriculum design, developing learning objective, skills-based training, lecture-based and interactive teaching, classroom and computer lab teaching, training and managing TAs, grading and giving feedback. She also has experience in designing and teaching short courses for professionals, and teaching in globally diverse settings.

hufferLynne Huffer
Samual Candler Dobbs Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Emory College

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Lynne Huffer came to Emory in 2005, and since 2012 she has served as the Samuel Candler Dobbs Chair in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her research and teaching interests include feminist theory; queer theory; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender studies; modern French and francophone literature; literary theory; and ethics. She is the author of four books and numerous academic articles; she also publishes creative nonfiction and public scholarship.

Dr. Huffer has won numerous awards, including two major teaching prizes at Rice University, where she was on faculty prior to her arrival at Emory. Most recently, she received the 2016 George P. Cuttino Award for Excellence in Mentoring. Her areas of teaching expertise range from designing courses, assignments and exams, to managing TAs or large classes; from lecture and discussion techniques, to grading and giving feedback on student work. 

hylenSusan Hylen
Associate Professor of New Testament
Candler School of Theology

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Susan Hylen teaches courses in New Testament at Candler School of Theology and in the Graduate Division of Religion. Her current research studies the roles of women in the early Christian church. Dr. Hylen has published three books on the gospel of John, as well as numerous book chapters and articles. She is also a frequent lecturer at church, conference, and teaching events.

Prior to joining Candler’s faculty in 2012, Dr. Hylen taught at Vanderbilt Divinity School, where she was awarded a 2007 Venture Fund Grant for Creativity in Curricular and Pedagogical Approaches. Here at Emory, in 2014 she won a CFDE grant for innovative teaching. Dr. Hylen’s areas of teaching expertise include design of courses, assignments and exams; discussion skills and techniques; grading and giving feedback on student work.

KraftchickSteven Kraftchick
Professor of Practice, New Testament Interpretation
Candler School of Theology

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Steve Kraftchick teaches at the Candler School of Theology, primarily in their two year masters program, and in the Graduate Division of Religion. The focus is on the intersection of religious thought and the public sphere, with a primary interest on theories of interpretation. His teaching over the last ten years has turned from the large lecture format to the smaller seminar and discussion courses. As a result, he has been asking a lot of questions about how to enable a conversation among students that still is a helpful guide to them. That is, he wants to help students move to the second sentence in their paragraphs. They are great at creating topic sentences, but struggle with the why those sentences and not some others. So, over the last few years he has been “listening with an extra dose of overhearing” to see how he can evince that sentence. What sorts of preparation do they need to read something critically, what sort of questions do they need from him to get to the heart of an author’s idea or arguments? What sorts of responses does one give so that the conversation opens up rather than shuts down? In this regard he has been exploring how to use digital materials to created hybrid classes that optimize our face to face discussions.  He has won both the Emory University Graduate Teaching Award and was named a Distinguished Teaching Fellow by the CFDE.

LeonJuan Leon
Associate Professor of Global Health
Rollins School of Public Health

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Juan Leon has experience in large (150+ students) and small (10-20 students) settings using a variety of active learning techniques (role plays, mini cases, clickers, TAPS, etc). He has experience in lecture style teaching (using powerpoint for polished presentations), problem based learning with student groups, workshops, and team mentoring (his research team has 20+ individuals). He teaches to undergrads, masters, PhDs, Mds and both English monolingual speakers and English as a second language, His focus is on developing clear competencies for teaching and identifying the best pedagogy to meet it. He has received numerous Emory, local, and national awards for his teaching and mentoring.

MarstellerPat Marsteller
Professor of Practice in Biology
Emory College

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Pat Marsteller is a Professor of Practice in the department of biology.  She has directed the HHMI initiatives since 1990 and the Center for Science Education since 1998. The Center for Science Education (CSE) promotes access, interest and participation in STEM careers. She has used Inquiry-based approaches such as problem-based learning (PBL) and investigative case based learning (ICBL) to document success in enhancing conceptual understanding and increasing skills in problem solving, critical thinking, communication and self-assessment.

Her philosophy of teaching and learning is embodied in the concept “Scientific Teaching.” Scientific teaching, like the best science, uses observations and data, is evidenced based, experiments with new models and conceptions and is grounded in the literature of teaching and learning. Scientific teaching requires constant evolution to incorporate new knowledge and to be inclusive to new learners. She believes her role and responsibility is not to dispense information and fact, but instead to guide development, to be provocative, to encourage and to instill love of learning. She wants to help students make connections to other disciplines and to the “real world.”  In short, she aims to be more “the guide on the side; not the sage on the stage.”

muirheadLisa Muirhead
Assistant Clinical Professor
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

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Lisa Muirhead has practiced as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) for more than 25 years. In 2012 she joined the School of Nursing, where she is also the VA Nursing Academic Partnership Director. Dr, Muirhead has been widely recognized for her work in domestic and global community engagement; her research and service in nursing focus on improving access and use of health care services among vulnerable populations.

Dr. Muirhead has received several awards for her service, outreach and excellence as a nursing practitioner and educator. In 2015 she was a recipient of the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award. Her areas of teaching expertise range from course design and syllabus construction to interactive teaching strategies.

Owen-SmithPatricia Owen-Smith
Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies
Oxford College

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Patricia Owen-Smith, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies at Oxford College of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia where she has taught for the past 26 years. She holds a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology with a concentration in child and adolescent development.  Much of Dr. Owen-Smith's early research was in the area of poverty and women, specifically the effect of poverty and violence on the development of adolescent females. Her current research focuses on the development and assessment of pedagogical approaches in teaching and learning, particularly engaged pedagogies and contemplative practices, and their intersection with affective development in college students.

Dr. Owen-Smith also founded Emory University’s first service learning program and currently serves as the faculty director of the Theory Practice-Service Learning Program on the Oxford campus. She also directs the Center for Cognitive-Affective Learning, an initiative sponsored by the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards including the Williams Award, Emory University’s highest teaching award. In 2000 she was named a Carnegie Scholar by the Carnegie Foundation where her research project focused on models of insight development in the classroom.

pakMarjorie Pak
Senior Lecturer, Linguistics
Emory College 

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Marjorie Pak joined the Emory faculty in 2008. Currently she serves as a Senior Lecturer and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Program of Linguistics, as well as being associated faculty in the Department of Anthropology. Her research interests are in syntax, morphology, syntax-phonology interface, and Huave and Bantu linguistics.

Dr. Pak has been honored with various teaching awards. Since 2009, she has received four times the Phi Beta Kappa Recognition for Excellent Teaching. Her areas of teaching expertise include management of large courses; lecturing, particularly in large classes; and interactive teaching strategies.

pardoRafael Pardo
Robert T. Thompson Professor of Law
School of Law

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Rafael Pardo has been the Robert T. Thompson Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law since 2012. He specializes in bankruptcy and commercial law, and his scholarship has been published in numerous law journals and cited in various federal courts. Professor Pardo is an elected member of the American Law Institute and has testified as a bankruptcy expert before both houses of Congress.

In 2015 Professor Pardo received an Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award in recognition of his record of excellence in teaching. His areas of teaching expertise include syllabus construction, management of large courses, and lectures in large classes.

raggi mooreJudy Raggi Moore
Professor of Pedagogy, Italian
Emory College

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As a Professor of Pedagogy and the Program Director of Italian Studies, Judy Raggi Moore specializes in second language acquisition and the teaching of language through cultural studies. She has built Emory’s popular study abroad opportunities in Italy, and each summer she conducts an interdisciplinary seven-week study program in Italy. She designed and co-authored the innovative Italian Virtual Class curriculum, which teaches through interactive online multimedia and written texts, and she has partnered with the School of Medicine to create a nationally recognized medical humanities course, “Medicine and Compassion.” 

Dr. Raggi Moore has won numerous teaching awards, including the inaugural 1999 Crystal Apple Award. Most recently, she was a 2016 recipient of the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award. Her areas of teaching expertise include syllabus construction and course management, interactive teaching strategies, effective use of technology in the classroom, and integration of guest speakers.

SchneiderJason Schneider
Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine

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Dr. Jason Schneider is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine with a clinical appointment at Grady Memorial Hospital. He has teaching experience along the full spectrum of learners from medical students to senior residents in graduate medical education. Dr. Schneider speaks locally and nationally and conducts faculty development sessions on topics related to the remediation of challenged learners. He can provide consultation in inpatient and outpatient bedside teaching and precepting, small group teaching and facilitation, and large group didactic formats.

TAMASISusan Tamasi
Professor of Pedagogy, Linguistics
Emory College

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Susan Tamasi is a specialist in sociolinguistics and began teaching in the Program in Linguistics in 2002. She is currently the Program Director and a Professor of Pedagogy in Linguistics, as well as being associated faculty in the Department of Anthropology. Her research focuses on American English dialects, perceptions of and attitudes toward linguistic variation, and health communication and literacy. 

Dr. Tamasi has received numerous grants and awards for her teaching and mentoring. Most recently, she was a 2015 recipient of the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award. Her areas of teaching expertise include lectures for large classes, discussion techniques and interactive teaching strategies, syllabus construction and assignment design, interpretation of examinations, giving feedback on student work, managing TAs, and working with challenging students.

Stefan TiggesStefan Tigges

Professor of Radiology
School of Medicine

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Stefan Tigges grew up in Atlanta, earned a BA (1984), an MD (1988) and an MSCR (2000) at Emory, and did his Diagnostic Radiology Residency (1992) at Vanderbilt University. He teaches anatomy, radiology, and evidence-based medicine in the SOM and instructs as few as one person to as many as 150 students. Interests include using simple technology and pre-classroom assignments to improve engagement of students in the classroom.