Teaching Fellowships and Awards
2019 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Duke University
The Duke University Graduate School created the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching to celebrate and honor exemplary teaching by currently enrolled PhD students who are engaged in teaching Duke students. Each spring, The Graduate School recognizes doctoral students who best exemplify the characteristics of effective college teaching as they prepare for lives of service, leadership, and teaching. I was one of four students recognized in 2019.
2017-2018 Preparing Future Faculty (PFF), Duke University
Mentor: Dr. Gwynn Morris, Meredith College
I was selected for Preparing Future Faculty, a competitive fellowship that allows doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows to explore the ins and outs of faculty life. Fellows visit a 6 local colleges/universities, including an HBCU, a women's college, and a state school. These visits involve speaking with faculty members to understand how they feel about their institution, engaging with students to get their perspectives, and speaking with deans and/or teaching and learning administrators to get a wholistic understanding of the inner workings of the school.
Fellows also choose a faculty member from one of the 6 institutions to act as their direct mentor. My mentor was Dr. Gwynn Morris, an Associate Professor of Psychology at Meredith College. With Dr. Morris, I attended faculty meetings, sat in grant meetings, shadowed her as she taught, and learned more about her motivations for joining a small women's college. She also shared resources for teaching and mentoring and allowed me to guest lecture in her class.
Certificate for College Teaching
Along with my doctoral degree, I completed Duke University's Certificate for College Teaching, a program that involves coursework, seminars, and peer evaluation of teaching.
Peer evaluations of my teaching:
Teaching Conferences Attended
National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology (NITOP), St. Pete's Beach, FL. Winter of 2019
Teaching and Learning Conference, Elon, NC. Summer of 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Psychology One Conference, Duke University, Summer of 2018