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Four New Gaultier Fellows to Enhance Community-Engaged Teaching at Duquesne

Duquesne University’s Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research (CETR) has announced its 2015-2016 Gaultier Community-Engaged Teaching Fellowship class, including the inaugural Gaultier Graduate Fellowship.

The fellowships, sponsored by CETR and the Office of the Provost, annually recognize faculty for their mastery of community-engaged teaching. This year’s winners all demonstrated strengths in aligning student learning objectives, community engagement experiences, critical reflection and student learning assessments.

The 2015-2016 awardees include:

  • Dr. Erik Garrett, Greenfield, associate professor in the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, who worked with community partners to design project-based community experiences for upper-level students.
  • Dr. Kenneth Havrilla, Pleasant Hills, assistant professor and assistant director of clinical education in the Rangos School of Health Sciences, who used windshield surveys and other personal observational tools to help students understand the communities where potential patients live.
  • Dr. Patricia Sheahan, Murrysville, adjunct professor in the School of Education, who used artistic representations of inequality to help students understand theories of social justice and speak to addressing injustices.

This year marks the inaugural Gaultier Graduate Fellowship, awarded to Autumn Redcross, a doctoral student in the rhetoric program from Aleppo Township. She will work with a cross-disciplinary group of faculty and graduate students to guide democratic dialogues and restorative practice at Pittsburgh Minadeo PreK-5 School in Squirrel Hill.
The Gaultier Fellows will serve as resources for other faculty, and the new graduate fellowship is designed to enrich the variety of ideas within the cohort.

“Mastery of community-engaged teaching and learning can be found across the teaching ranks at Duquesne: tenured and tenure-track faculty, clinical faculty, adjunct faculty and graduate instructors,” said Dr. Lina Dostilio, director of CETR. “I’m especially proud this year to establish the graduate fellowship. It will help us to harness the fresh ideas and energy of future faculty who gravitate toward Duquesne’s community-engaged identity.”

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