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Erwin, Swan Named to Teaching Innovation Institute

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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.