Current Fellows

Meet the current Mosaic Faculty Fellows

Current Mosaic Fellows come from diverse academic backgrounds and represent many different schools and departments at IU. Through the program, fellows have an opportunity, over the course of a full academic year, to engage in active learning practices in their own teaching and with other Mosaic Fellows, as well as contribute towards the development of learning spaces across Indiana University.

Lecturer, Sustainability Studies, and director, Center for a Sustainable Future

Krista teaches strategic sustainability leadership, sustainability planning, and sustainable food systems. As a Mosaic Fellow, she will focus on integrating technology and experiential learning, and identifying ways people both learn and enact fiscally responsible, environmentally friendly, and healthy practices.  

Professor of Marketing, Business and Economics

Subir also has an honorary professorship from Renmin University, and Xi’an Statistical Institute, both in China. As a Mosaic Fellow, he will explore how to improve the learning experience of students in the classroom.

Clinical Associate Professor of Management, Kelley School of Business

Darrell teaches courses in International Business, Organizational Behavior, and Organizational Change and Development. As a Mosaic Fellow, he plans to engage his students more in active learning through classroom activity-based learning. 

Professor of education and director of graduate studies, Education

As a Mosaic Fellow, Faye hopes to explore how to design instruction to facilitate active learning in the classroom. She is also eager to investigate ways to assess active learning, reflect on the challenges associated with facilitating active learning, and examine how to overcome these challenges.

Associate professor of management, Business and Economics

Steve began his employment with IU Northwest’s School of Business and Economics in 2003. His research interests are in entrepreneurship, strategy and small group development. He regularly publishes in academic journals on a variety of subjects including strategic management, small business entrepreneurship and human resource management.

Professor of English, Affiliate Faculty in Women's Studies, and Director of the Office of Student Research

As a Mosaic Fellow, Julie will focus on creating active learning opportunities for students that engage them in the study of literature—as that which teaches and delights, as an educational pursuit that is relevant, significant, exciting, and meaningful to their lives and our world. Specifically, Julie plans to design ways in which students can work together to take what they are learning and what they deem to be most important and publicly share that via strategies that foster public engagement and a sense of community.

Associate Professor of Management, IUPUC Division of Business

After a 25 year, multiple industry, management/leadership career, Keven joined the IUPUC Division of Business in 2010. As a Mosaic Fellow, he will explore the development of optimum student learning capabilities in active learning classrooms while using an aligned Accelerated Learning, Design Thinking and Flipped Classroom pedagogy.

Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Nursing

As a nurse educator Deborah continually reflects on her teaching experiences, assessing and evaluating current teaching strategies, and implementing evidenced based practice in teaching. As a Mosaic Fellow, she plans on encouraging other faculty to explore new teaching strategies that will encourage student engagement in the classroom.

Assistant professor of chemistry, Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Yu has taught a range of chemistry courses at all undergraduate levels for the past seven years. As a Mosaic Fellow, he plans to focus on how to adapt class activities and pedagogical methods to take advantage of the physical environment of the classroom. 

Assistant professor of journalism and media, Journalism and Media Program

Adam teaches multimedia journalism classes and advises The Horizon, the nationally award-winning student media organization. As a Mosaic Fellow, he will explore how classroom design can improve students' collaborative work on storytelling and hopes to learn ways to better foster active learning, including in traditional spaces.

Assistant professor, Education

Lance teaches social studies and foundations of education and has research interests in media literacy and democratic education.  As a Mosaic Fellow, he plans to explore the relationships between students' perceptions in relation to classroom environments and the presence of media and, in particular, new media technologies. He wants to explore the experiential dynamics of classroom learning and how they relate to media technologies.

Assistant professor of health communication, Communication Studies

Andrea's research examines social support in healthcare contexts. As a Mosaic Fellow, she will focus on building cross-campus relationships with other faculty and further examining the use of gamification in the classroom.

Assistant professor, Decision Sciences

Mohammad’s research interests include behavioral aspects of information security and privacy, implementation of information systems in organizations. He teaches courses on information systems and business analytics and has received several research grants. As a Mosaic Fellow, he intends to encourage students to reflect, and, in turn, to communicate and apply their thoughts clearly and effectively.

Lecturer, Computer Information and Graphics Technology

Shamima explores innovative pedagogical approaches that improve student learning. As a Mosaic fellow, she would like to quantitively measure the effectiveness of active learning environment on students’ learning. She also plans to pursue research to find valuable information through social media data analysis using machine learning techniques.

Lecturer, English

Tanya teaches creative writing, composition, and professional/technical writing. She is also coordinator of creative writing. Her research interests include online pedagogy, service learning, and creative writing assessment methods. As a Mosaic Fellow, she hopes to develop innovative approaches to experiential learning in both face-to-face and online settings.

Assistant professor, English

Susan teaches composition, technical communication, editing, and rhetorical and composition theory. She also advises students who write and edit The Voice. As a Mosaic Fellow, she hopes to learn more pedagogical and technological strategies that will encourage greater student learning and engagement. She plans to develop class plans that make the best use of classroom resources while encouraging active learning.

Assistant Professor of Technology, Innovation and Pedagogy in Urban Education

Jeremy works to help educators sustain a culture of inclusion through the mindful use of technology and build bridges between learners from diverse communities. As a Mosaic Fellow, he will explore ways to structure the space and technology to enable communication and collaboration around challenging ideas and problems.

Associate Professor of Anthropology and Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion

Gina teaches Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, as a part of a themed learning community. Her research interests include racial and ethnic identity development among the African diaspora, multicultural pedagogy, and professional development of historically marginalized groups in higher education. As a Mosaic Fellow, she hopes to explore new approaches to active learning.

Assistant professor, Nursing

Crystal teaches undergraduate and graduate nursing courses focused on family and community health. She is committed to improved methods of educational delivery and design. As a Mosaic Fellow, she plans to explore ways of effectively integrating team-based learning for improved achievement of outcomes and real world application.

Lecture Faculty, School of Nursing

As a Mosaic fellow Cassandra plans to transform my classroom into an environment that facilitates active learning. She hopes to bring a new purpose to the time spent the classroom and help students make lasting connections to the concepts they are learning.

Assistant professor, Education

Education has really been the focus of Joshua's adult life, including 15 years of experience teaching in public K-12 schools. As a Mosaic Fellow, he will continue to encourage students to embrace learning as an interactive social process in which ideas and relationships continuously evolve for both groups and individuals.

Associate professor and chair, Sociology and Anthropology

Jay teaches everything in anthropology from Ancient Mesoamerica to Zombies in Popular Culture. As a Mosaic Fellow, he will explore the use of Technology-Enable Active Learning (TEAL), a method that allows students to collaborate in person and online in media-rich environments. TEAL will allow students to simulate a variety of tasks in a global context without ever having to leave the classroom.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Law, Kelley School of Business

As a Mosaic Fellow, Judith hops to develop more advanced skills in designing and instructing interactive learning in my classroom. She wants to challenge students to analyze a given set of facts, and then identify potential problems and create a range of potential solutions, in order to experience the power of collaborative decision-making.