University of Kentucky College of Education professors Dr. Heather Erwin and Dr. Kathy Swan have been named to the second cohort of the Teaching Innovation Institute at UK’s Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching.
Erwin is professor and chair in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion. Swan is a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
During the 2021-22 academic year, the teacher-scholars in the program will learn with and from each other as they look to the futures of teaching and learning at UK and for higher education as a whole. Their work embodies the faculty-driven spirit of the institution as well as its teaching mission in the Commonwealth and beyond.
The cohort will include:
Ruth Brown, Hispanic Studies, College of Arts and Sciences
Diana Byrne, Civil Engineering, College of Engineering
Julian Dupuis, Entomology, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment
Amanda Ellis, Biostatistics, College of Public Health
Heather Erwin, Kinesiology and Health Promotion, College of Education
Lindsey Fay, Interiors, College of Design
Jane Grise, Legal Research and Writing, College of Law
Regina Hannemann, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering
Kyra Hunting, Journalism and Media, College of Communication and Information
Aaron Hynds, Music, College of Fine Arts
Anushka Karkelanova, Statistics, College of Arts and Sciences
Darshak Patel, Economics, Gatton College of Business and Economics
Katherine Paullin, Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences
Kristen Platt, Neuroscience, College of Medicine
Kathy Swan, Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
Mark Swanson, Health, Behavior, and Society, College of Public Health
Katie Twist, Internal Medicine, College of Medicine
Elizabeth Williams, Gender and Women’s Studies, College of Arts and Sciences
Jessica Wilson, College of Nursing
Heather Worne, Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences
Cheryl Vanderford, Physician Assistant Studies, College of Health Sciences
The selection process was highly competitive, based on how plans for innovation would impact student learning in meaningful and diverse ways, address classroom challenges and barriers to learning, and prompt the design and implementation of curricula, activities and assignments based on principles of inclusive and digital pedagogies.