Georgia College experimental physics professor and GTF program alumnus (2019-2020), Hasitha Mahabaduge, received prestigious life-time recognition as a 2020 Fellow of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSoTL).
Governors Teaching Fellows News
Two fellows from the 2015 Governor Teaching Fellow program, Karla-Sue Marriott and Anne Katz, are continuing to collaborate through a project to reinforce close-reading skills among science majors.
Dr. Chris Greer, a regular speaker in our GTF program and professor at Georgia College, made the front page of Channel 13 WMAZ's website for his innovative use of technology in the classroom.
Congratulations to Dr. Hasitha Mahabaduge, assistant professor of physics and 2019-20 Governor’s Teaching Fellow, who was recently named the 2020 recipient of the University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents Felton Jenkins Jr. Hall of Fame Faculty Award—bestowed for "a strong commitment to teaching and student success."
Dr. Aditi Pai (Governor's Teaching Fellow, 2018-19) is featured in an article on classroom tips for retaining STEM majors. Pai's approach to engaging students in science discussions is to make it about them. She notes, "Natural selection is not something that happens just to dogs and giraffes and whatever the textbook is talking about. It’s something we—as humans—are experiencing."
IHE faculty member Leslie Gordon will greet the 2019-2020 Governor's Teaching Fellows (GTF) in September as the program’s new director. "I am grateful for the opportunity to work with this wonderful faculty development program and its past and present fellows," said Gordon. "IHE has a strong commitment to education in Georgia, and I look forward to being a part of that tradition through this well-respected program."
Marguerite Koepke retired as the director of the Governor’s Teaching Fellows program (GTF) at the conclusion of the summer symposium this year. Koepke is professor emerita in the College of Environment and Design and had held a courtesy appointment at the Institute of Higher Education (IHE) to lead the program since 2000.