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Provost’s Senior Faculty Teaching Scholars


What is the Provost’s Senior Faculty Teaching Scholars program?

This Provost’s Senior Faculty Teaching scholars program aims to develop an annual cohort of senior faculty who each have the opportunity to create a vision and plan for supporting, changing and innovating the culture of teaching and learning within their own department or school, and across campus.

How does it work?

In partnership with the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), the Provost’s Senior Faculty Teaching Scholars may choose from a range of teaching and learning initiatives including: building community among faculty around teaching through outreach, liaising and hosting events in the CTL, planning and facilitating disciplinary conversation(s), workshop(s) and/or panel(s), or proposing a project that has broad and sustainable impact on teaching and learning at Columbia that goes beyond a single course or curriculum. The CTL works with each Senior Faculty Teaching Fellow to develop a year-long plan that aligns their work in this program with the needs of the Columbia teaching community.

How are faculty nominated for this program?

Deans nominate senior faculty who are both outstanding teachers and well-respected researchers in their disciplines.

Who are the Senior Faculty Teaching Scholars?

Meet the 2021-2022 cohort of Senior Faculty Teaching Scholars below and see the 2019-2020 cohort and 2020-2021 cohorts. 

Olatunde Johnson

School of Law

Catherine Ross

Hod Lipson

Department of Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Michelle V. Hall

Duy Linh Tu

Graduate School of Journalism

A. Maurice Matiz

Maura Abbott

School of Nursing

A. Maurice Matiz

Silvia Cunto-Amesty

Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Mark L. Phillipson

Daichi Shimbo

Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Sandesh Tuladhar

Stephanie McCurry

Department of History
A&S, Social Science

Sandesh Tuladhar

Noam Elcott

Department of Art History and Archaeology
A&S, Humanities