Faculty members chosen as 2006-08 CATL Scholars

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) is pleased to name Anthony Crider, Charles Irons, Jeffrey Coker and Megan Conklin as CATL Scholars for 2006-2008. Details...

The purpose of the CATL Scholars program is to cultivate highly innovative teaching and learning at Elon University. Building on a strong foundation established by Project Interweave, CATL Scholars will receive funding for two years to develop, implement, and assess projects intended to transform student learning.

The four faculty selected to be CATL Scholars beginning next fall are:

  • Anthony Crider, Associate Professor of Physics – Testing a “Quest-Points-Level” Game Structure in the Astronomy Classroom
  • Charles Irons, Assistant Professor of History – Other Souths: The Civil War and Reconstruction in Alamance County, North Carolina
  • Jeffrey Coker, Assistant Professor of Biology – “Reinventing Life”: A New Paradigm for Biology Teaching and Learning
  • Megan Conklin, Assistant Professor of Computing Science – The Steampunk Project

An overview of each project is available on the CATL web site, www.elon.edu/catl

A faculty/student committee selected these four Scholars in a blind review of the twelve applications (from a total of sixteen faculty) that were submitted. Review committee members were:

  • David Copeland, Communications
  • Cameron Davis, Business Administration (senior)
  • Steve DeLoach, Economics
  • Vicky Fischer Faw, Music
  • Rosemary Haskell, English
  • Tom Henricks, Sociology
  • Deborah Long, Education
  • Dan Wright, Chemistry

Early next fall the CATL will invite applications from faculty for appointment to be Scholars during the 2007-2009 academic years.

For more information on the CATL Scholars program, please contact Peter Felten.