CFDE Awards more than $19,000 in Teaching Grants for Spring

The CFDE awarded more than $19,000 to faculty in the Classroom Mini Grant and the Community Engaged Learning Grants program for the spring semester.

Classroom Mini Grants

22 awards for a total of $6,350

Plus an additional 5 awards ($1,500) that were awarded as collaborations with the Community Engaged Learning Grants and the Center for Creativity and the Arts grants.

Total: $7,850

Award Examples

Assistant Professor of Art Tasha Dobbin-Bennett at Oxford College will use her grant to take students in her course exploring the historial production of paper to the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking in Atlanta, an internationally renowned resource on the history of paper and paper technology.

Associate Professor of Epidemiology Anne Spaulding in the Rollins School of Public Health will bring a guest lecturer, John May, founder of the NGO Health Through Walls, from Miami to speak to her course on correctional health epidemiology.

Visiting Assistant Professor of History Jennifer Schaefer in Emory College is inviting dance instructors to visit the classroom to teach workshops on tango and salsa dance as part of her course "Music and Movement in the Atlantic World: Social and Popular Music across Two Centuries."

Assistant Professor of World Religions Deanna Womack in the Candler School of Theology will use her funds to facilitate a series of Chrsitian Musli dialogue meals between Candler students and members of Emory's Muslim Student Association and Muslim Graduate Students group as part of her course "History and Practice of Christian-Muslim Relations."

Community-Engaged Learning Grants

10 awards for a total of $11,160

Award Examples

Professor of Chemistry David Lynn will use his grant to cover the costs of an intervention program for at-risk middle-school students developed by undergraduate students in his ORDER Senior Seminar course. The interventions will include a discussion of developmental changes, anger management intervention, and a skill building workshop.

Assistant Professor of Global Health Amy Girard in the Rollins School of Global Health will use her funds to support community engaged learning activities in GH568 Community Engaged Food Security, including a range of activities such as student transportation expenses, reimbursement of community members in focus group discussions and other data collection activities, and catering of a community-based food security forum at the end of the semester in which students present their work to community partners and engage in dialogues on next steps for food security in Atlanta. Funds will also support an invited guest lecture.

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