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Role in the Center
As a graduate assistant in the Center, Elisabeth assists in the administration of the Certificate in University Teaching Skills (CUTS) program. She also conducts research on teaching and learning topics; consults with graduate students about teaching; and assists Center staff with design, implementation, and assessment of programs.
Areas of Expertise
- Organize and facilitate orientation sessions for new teaching assistants.
- Conduct mid-semester focus groups with students upon instructor request.
- Conduct confidential teaching consultations with graduate student instructors.
- Organize and contribute to Center publications and web-based resources.
- Conduct research on teaching and learning.
- Facilitate online seminars for Certificate program.
- Administer Certificate in University Teaching Skills program.
Elisabeth joined the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning in July 2013. This spring, she will complete a doctorate in the Department of English, with a concentration in Transatlantic Modernism and Trauma Theory. Her dissertation project examines the civilian responses to war violence through the Second World War life writing of Virginia Woolf, Gertrude Stein, and H.D. While at SLU, Elisabeth has taught a range of courses in the English Department, from Advanced Strategies in Rhetoric and Research to Women in Literature. She also earned a graduate minor in Women's and Gender Studies and has taught Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies at the Frost campus as well as Feminism in Action at the Madrid campus. Elisabeth's article, "Mary Astell: Some Reflections upon Trauma" is forthcoming in the book Feminist Interpretations of Mary Astell. She is currently writing an essay for the Modern Language Association volume, Approaches to Teaching the Works of Gertrude Stein on engaging students to consider responses to peripheral violence through reading Stein's WWII memoir as "secondary witnesses." While at the Center, she researches civic engagement in the literature classroom and methods for inclusive teaching.