Rescheduled to Friday, September 29!
Teaching Fellows, this support session is for you. Now that you’ve had some teaching experience under your belt, join an open-floor discussion with fellow TFs and staff from the Yale Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning.
Topics to Discuss:
- challenges that arise
- how to solve specific problems
- resources available to you, including one-on-one consultations with Poorvu staff
Sponsored by the Chemistry DEI Advocates.
Special Guests from the Poorvu Center
Joshua Abreu, Associate Director Faculty Teaching Initiatives
Malia Piper, Assistant Director, Teaching Development and Initiatives
About Joshua Abreu
Joshua Abreu joined Poorvu in June ‘23 after serving three years as the director of the Center of Teaching and Learning Excellence at Albertus Magnus College, where he also had an appointment of assistant professor in the Sociology department. He has a background in Social Work, Criminal Justice, and has a PhD in Educational Leadership from the University of Connecticut, where he studied faculty development and critical self-reflection in relation to social justice teaching in higher education. Joshua is a trained qualitative researcher with extensive experience with interviewing, focus groups, classroom observations, and document analysis.
His published work includes Racially Liberatory Pedagogy: A Black Lives Matter Approach to Education, Community College English Instructors’ Perceptions on Learning and Enacting Culturally-Sustaining Teaching Methods, and a chapter in Student Engagement in Higher Education: Theoretical and Practical Approaches to Diverse Populations on Engaging Formerly Incarcerated College Students.
About Malia Piper
Malia earned her Ph.D. in Classical Studies at the University of Michigan and her B.A. in Classics at the University of Washington. She worked at UM’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching as a Graduate Student Instructional Consultant. Her teaching experience includes online and in-person classes, including Latin language courses and large Classics lecture courses, including Greek Mythology and the Ancient Roman World.
As a Kanaka Maoli or Native Hawaiian, Malia is committed to the use of indigenizing and decolonizing methodologies in antiracist pedagogy and critical reflection as a cornerstone of equity-focused teaching. She has designed and led several workshops on these topics. At UM, Malia led DEI efforts in her department and across the university, including leading a learning community on equity-focused pedagogy in the humanities and working on a grant to support faculty to develop and adapt Race and Ethnicity Courses to new guidelines. She has also been active in DEI work through the POD Network, which is a professional organization of educational developers, where she is a co-convener of the 2SLGBTQ+ Affinity Group and Donald H. Wulff Diversity Fellow.