by Gina Merys, Assistant Director for Faculty and Graduate Student Development
The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning is very lucky to have three Graduate Assistants on our staff. Graduate Assistants in the Center assist in the administration of the Certificate in University Teaching Skills (CUTS) program, conduct research on teaching and learning topics, consult with graduate students about teaching, and assist Center staff with design, implementation, and assessment of programs.
Each of our GAs this year is hard-working and committed to the mission of the center, and each brings her own teaching experiences and pedagogical knowledge.
Returning for a second year as a GA in the center, Divya Subramaniam is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Health. In addition to the regular duties of our GAs, Divya played an instrumental role in assisting our Instructional Liaison, Kim Sharringhausen, with SLU Global support last year. Prior to her assistantship at the CTTL, she served as a graduate research assistant, where she assisted faculty members in the School of Public Health with their online classes; served as a teaching assistant; and assisted on research projects.
Having joined the CTTL in July of 2012, Erin Solomon is just beginning her time with us. She is a doctoral student in the Experimental Psychology Program, with a concentration in Social Psychology. Prior to joining the CTTL, Erin taught several courses in the Psychology Department, including General Psychology and Foundations of Research Methods and Statistics. She was also the instructor of Applied Social Psychology, an online course in the School for Professional Studies.
Also a new Graduate Assistant to the CTTL, Dipti Subramaniam, is also pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Health. Previously, she was a research assistant with the Institute for Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness in the School of Public Health, and also a graduate research assistant with the Environmental Health Research Lab. Dipti’s research interest includes qualitative and mixed methods research; predictive modeling; contemporary issues in global health; and the socio-cultural and psycho-social aspects of health promotion and behavior.
We look forward to the contributions that Divya, Erin, and Dipti bring to all those the CTTL serves this year.