The course will draw on digital technologies in the Learning Studio that enable anthropologists from other institutions to participate remotely as research consultants and guest speakers. D., Spanish, Rutgers University, 2015) is an Assistant Professor of Spanish and linguistics in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.
She is a specialist in second language acquisition, and her primary area of research is linguistic pragmatics with a focus on the development of conversational ability in Spanish as a second language.
For her Spring 2019 Learning Studio course, she will be working with Assistant Professor of English Juliana Chow to lead a group of students on a place-based study of the relationship between humans and nature. English, University of California, Berkeley 2015) is an Assistant Professor of English at Saint Louis University where she teaches courses on American literature, the environmental humanities, and writing.
The course will encourage students to reflect on the meaning of places that might be thought of as “natural,” “wild,” “undeveloped,” or even “unknown” and how we might understand those places through literary and historical texts. Her research focuses on literary engagement with the environment in nineteenth-century America, constellating around topics such as natural history, regionalism, vitalism, labor, and ecology.
He plans to create a blended-style class structure that would employ the lecture capture and digital technologies of the Learning Studio to create interactive lectures for students to view as homework, and then use the unique layout possibilities afforded by the Learning Studio to provide in-class active learning experiences and hands on learning opportunities. A., Teaching English as a Second Language, Southern University of Illinois-Edwardsville, 2008) is an Assistant Professor of English as a Second Language in the INTO-SLU department. in Higher Education Administration here at Saint Louis University in the summer of 2019.
For over twelve years, she has taught English language skills to high school, undergraduate, graduate, and adult learners both here at Saint Louis University as well as at Washington University in St. Her courses taught range from general beginning English to general undergraduate and graduate English courses to English for Specific Purposes for international graduate students entering diverse fields such as law, social work/public health, engineering, and hard sciences. Her Fall 2019 Learning Studio course will be an undergraduate reading course designed to give international students an introduction to a flipped reading classroom.This course introduces students to four major philosophical accounts of morality: relativism, utilitarianism, deontic ethics, and virtue theory.In redesigning this course, she will investigate how to use technology effectively in illustrating how these often abstract ethical theories illuminate ordinary moral experience.” commonly cited as the 5 C’s of historical thinking.Most recently, she has explored the role of activism in student history learning.Students will work together to use the Learning Studio’s technology to investigate and share keywords of places, and then experiment with identifying and researching keywords to “text” and "map" their own explorations of particular places in St. This course introduces civil engineering students to the design and analysis of transportation systems. Kianfar will re-design the course to include active and collaborative strategies to enhance student learning.Emerging technologies such as connected and automated vehicles are expected to transform transportation systems in the near future. in Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2009) is currently an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering in Parks College of Engineering, Aviation, and Technology at Saint Louis University. Sell’s Tissue Engineering Scaffold Fabrication Lab focuses on the fabrication and evaluation of tissue engineering scaffolds capable of replicating both the form and function of the native extracellular matrix (ECM).She plans to use the Learning Studio to promote team-based learning focused on urgent and unanswered research questions in the anthropology of mental health.One goal of the course is to rethink the standard student research paper so students can follow their research interests just as an anthropologist would: by assessing existing research and preparing a feasible research plan.Students will work together to use the Learning Studio’s technology to investigate and share keywords of places, and then experiment with identifying and researching keywords to “text” and "map" their own explorations of particular places in St. For example, her most recent publication is an essay in Anthropocene Reading: Literary History in Geologic Times (2018) that considers Henry David Thoreau’s method in his late nature writings as a way to critically approach our current geological epoch named the “Anthropocene” due to the extent of human activity shaping the earth.She is completing a book that examines how the American regionalist sketch form perceives environmental and biological change amidst the mid-nineteenth-century discussions of species transmutation, racial degeneration, and nascent concepts of ecology that continue to shape our sense of nature today.