Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Award

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award recognizes faculty who demonstrate valuable contributions to the scholarship of teaching and learning. The awardee engages in a systematic examination of student learning and the instructional conditions that promote learning. The awards were announced at Convocation in fall 2018.

Tamirat Abegaz, Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the Mike Cottrell College of Business, has recently completed a professional development program in the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership (CTLL) for the Scholarship of Teaching Learning (SoTL). His research interests beyond SoTL include human-computer interaction (HCI), affective computing, biometrics, and genetic & evolutionary computation. He is pursuing the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) online training.

Sanghee Choi, Associate Professor of Science Education & Teacher Education, serves as a Co-Principal Investigator for a U.S. Department of Education Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) grant that has been awarded approximately $600,000 to provide professional learning to teachers in the UNG service area. Her philosophy centers around teaching students to build camaraderie and accountability: “As members of [the] community, students are responsible not only to themselves, but to other members of the community, including me.” Dr. Choi’s most recent conference presentation is titled “Building a Strong Foundation: Elementary Science Lessons from Practitioners for STEM.”

Anastasia Lin is an Associate Professor of English, Assistant Vice President of Research & Engagement, Assistant Dean of Student Research and Scholarship, Supervisor of UNG Annual Research (ARC), and Supervisor and Managing Editor Papers & Publications. Dr. Lin utilizes service opportunities as a means to create active and aware learners and routinely promotes undergraduate research and competitive scholarships. Among Dr. Lin’s recent publications is “Mapping Multiethnic Texts in the Literary Classroom: GIS and Karen Tei Yamashita’s Tropic of Orange.” Further, she edited a volume of the influential MELUS journal (42.4) on the topic of Teaching Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States: Pedagogy in Anxious Times with her colleague Cristiana Stanciu (Guest co-Editor).