Instructor Interviews by Department

Anderson Graduate School of Management

Gonzalo Freixes Preparing Students for the Real World
Pedro Santa-Clara Establishing a Connection with Students


Alessandro Duranti Learning How to See
Marjorie Goodwin Involving Students in the Process of Learning
Dario Nardi Fostering Personal Innovation and Creativity

Art History

Rae Agahari Getting Students Excited About Learning
Burglind Jungmann Providing Students with the Best Materials

Asian Languages and Cultures

Nenita Pambid Domingo
Pinpointing Student Needs and Instilling Pride
Asako Hayashi Reaching Students with Different Interests

César E. Chávez Center

Abel Valenzuela Helping Students Interpret Things Differently

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Steven Hardinger Actively Engaging the Material
Laurence Lavelle
Creating a Comfortable Chemistry Classroom
Betty Luceigh Teaching Students Beyond the Obvious Topic
Arlene Russell Teaching Critical Thinking through Peer Review

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Keith Stolzenbach Challenging Students and Increasing their Confidence to Learn

Communication Studies

Tim Groeling (2003) Using Learning Outside the Classroom
Tim Groeling (2004) Hands-On Political Communication
Steve Peterson Dynamic Use of DVR Technology

Computer Science

David Smallberg Improved Flexibility Through Automation

Design|Media Arts

C.E.B. Reas Teaching Students to Develop Technology of the Future
Jennifer Steinkamp Helping Students Understand their Unique Qualities

Earth and Space Sciences

Jonathan Aurnou Teaching the Fundamentals with Live Demonstrations
Mark Moldwin Providing a Multifaceted Learning Experience with Dorm Room Labs


Bryan Ellickson Making Learning Less Abstract
Duncan Thomas Helping Students Understand Empirical Analysis


Yasmin Kafai Alternate Pathways to Teaching and Learning Technology

Electrical Engineering

Stephen Jacobsen Enhancing Student Learning
William J. Kaiser Real-time Assessment of Students’ Understanding


Marissa Lopez Giving Students Total Control over the Learning Process


Ralph Frerichs Conveying Complex Ideas Using Animation
Jack Bishop
Giving Students Resources to Succeed

Germanic Languages

Todd Presner Navigating Course Materials in Unique Ways


Arch Getty Reaching Students is Most Important
Ghislaine Lydon Using Technology to Foster a More Holistic Teaching Approach
Ronald Mellor Getting Students Intellectually Involved
Janice Reiff Seeing Relationships Between Past and Present
Kevin Terraciano Engaging Students in the Sights and Sounds of Latin American History

Human Complex Systems Program

Nicholas Gessler Using Computer Simulation to Understand the World

Life Sciences

Cheryl Kerfeld Providing Students with a True Research Experience
Debra Pires Improving Conceptual Understanding
Steve Strand Getting Students Really Excited About a Topic


Russell Schuh Teaching Students General Principles for Organizing Thought
Katrina Daly Thompson
Maximizing Class Time and Connecting Language and Culture


Hector Fattorini Increasing Efficiency in Computation and Enhancing Comprehension
Terence Tao Helping Students Manage Their Time Efficiently
Chad Topaz Communicating Mathematics as Something with Structure and a Process

Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology

Robert B. Goldberg Keeping Students at the Edge of Their Seats


Paul Reale Personalizing Instruction

Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Nancy Ezer
Instilling Love for Language and Grammatical Competence Using Authentic Sources and an Electronic Workbook


Cory Cunningham Enhancing Students Desire to Learn

Organismic Biology, Ecology, and Evolution

Dan Blumstein Giving Students Professional Tools

Physiological Science

Political Science

Jeffrey Lewis Engaging Students Through Game Theory
Hans Noel

Combining On-line and Class Participation to Understand the Political Process
John Zaller Teaching Statistics by Doing Statistics

Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Christopher Evans Students as Thinking Machines
Gary Galbraith Mentoring, Training and Collaborating with Students in Research Projects


Stephen Engel and Russell Poldrack Designing Experiments with Functional MRI
Bill Grisham Replicating Experiments with Image Data
Andrew Kim Learning 80% of the Material, 100% Well
Franklin Krasne Involving Students in Thinking Like Scientists
Lisa Travis Bringing It to Life
Eran Zaidel Learning about the Scientific Method, Learning about Yourself


Tim Tangherlini Providing an Environment Where Students Can Explore

Slavic Languages & Literatures

Marianna Chodorowska-Pilch Using the Internet to Enliven Language Learning
Emily Klenin Using the Internet to Teach Critical Thinking Skills
Ganna Kudyma Using Love to Inspire Communication


Adrian Favell The Sim-Sociologist: Using Computer Games to Teach Sociological Theory
David Halle Building Skills to Continue Learning
Abigail Saguy Challenging Students to See Their Lives in a Different Light
Steve Sherwood Conveying Material Through Technology


Nicolas Christou Understanding Theory with Simulations
Mahtash Esfandiari Interpreting and Presenting Data

Writing Programs

Lisa Gerrard Building Community in the Classroom
Karl Lisovsky Communicating a Message

Women's Studies

Rhonda Hammer Teaching Critical Media Literacies: Theory, Praxis and Empowerment