Cohort 3

Senior Fellows: Cohort 3

Lecturer, Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies

Jared's professional experience has been focused on therapeutic summer camps and children/adolescents with disabilities and chronic illness. As a Mosaic Fellow, he plans to explore ways to increase student comprehension and real-world application through active learning.

Clinical assistant professor, Nursing

Roxie teaches complex and critical care nursing in both the clinical and didactic environment. She is also a certified healthcare simulation educator, and uses simulation as a teaching strategy for active learning and student engagement.

Assistant professor, French and Adjunct assistant professor, Theatre

Alison teaches and researches early modern French literature and drama. As a Mosaic Fellow, she hopes to learn more about Mosaic classrooms, how to devise more effective activities and assignments for active learning classrooms, and how to use new types of classroom technology.

Clinical assistant professor, Sport Marketing and Management

Cassandra focuses on diversity and governance in sport. As a Mosaic Fellow, she will focus on developing and integrating new approaches to using experiential learning in the sport-based curriculum, while researching effectiveness and student perceptions of active learning.

Clinical assistant professor, Applied Health Science

Deb teaches courses in youth development/human development family studies, and is committed to engaging students in real-life application and problem-solving. As a Mosaic Fellow, she will focus on practicing and evaluating the use of active-learning practices in a variety of teaching environments.

Lecturer, Mathematics

Shabnam is interested in teaching her courses using the Socratic method, and involving students in discussions about mathematics to emphasize the underlying big ideas. As a Mosaic fellow, Shabnam wants to use the classroom environment to encourage students to further collaborate and engage in discussions with peers.

Assistant professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Erik studies the interplay of neighborhoods and their impact on health and well-being. He teaches courses on disease surveillance, chronic diseases, and spatial data analysis. As a Mosaic Fellow, he plans to learn how to engage students in active learning, build classroom community, and use team-based projects more effectively.

Senior lecturer, Spanish and Site visitor, Advance College Project

Sandra has been teaching in the Basic Language Program for almost 11 years. In 2016, she developed a new class called "Spanish for Health Professions," which brings together her background in languages and in the medical field. She will be teaching this class during her Mosaic tenure.

Assistant professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures

Morten's research focuses on Japanese history, on collective violence in general and on banditry in medieval Japan (ca. 1100-1400) in particular. In both research and teaching, he engages questions of how violence has been (and still is) aestheticized and how violence can function as a communicative vehicle in different contexts. As a Mosaic Fellow, Morten will explore strategies to make students reflect on historical narratives in active and novel ways.

Senior Lecturer, Design Studies

Jon teaches design studio, social impact design, visualization, 3D modeling, and digital fabrication. Prior to academia, Jon designed furniture for residential and commercial spaces. His work has been shown in such publications as TIME, The New York Times, and Wallpaper. As a Mosaic Fellow, he is interested in using virtual reality to change how his students understand the spaces they design.

Lecturer, Kinesiology

Rachel teaches exercise testing, leadership, and programming in the IU School of Public Health. She is also the coordinator of the Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) Fitness and Wellness degree program. As a Mosaic Fellow, she plans to focus on team and problem-based learning to help students practice discipline-specific ways of thinking.

Senior lecturer, Audio Engineering and Sound Production

Michael teaches electronics and studio production to undergraduates. He has also developed a four semester entirely online electronics certificate. As a Mosaic Fellow, he will focus on developing the Audio Engineering classroom space to enhance active learning and focus group attention.

Associate professor, Spanish

Erik teaches Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (S326) and Spanish Phonetics (S425). In his courses, he regularly uses acoustic analysis software to teach phonetics. As a Mosaic Fellow, he is interested in exploring peer collaboration activities, both local and distance, within the classroom space.