4th Annual Learning Studio Symposium
Friday, April 24, 2015
Des Peres Hall, Room 213
Seating is limited for this event, so please register in advance.
Please join us for the Reinert Center's 4th Annual Learning Studio Symposium on April 24 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in Des Peres Hall 213. Past and current Innovative Teaching Fellows will share their perspectives and experiences about teaching in the Learning Studio, a state-of-the-art teaching space designed by a team of faculty and students as part of the Herman Miller Learning Spaces Research Program. For more information on the Learning Studio, click here.
Presenting CTTL Innovative Teaching Fellows will include:
- Kimberly Druschel, Ph.D., Mathematics & Computer Science, is presenting about using dance, printmaking, iPad apps, and Notetaker to help students develop more geometric intuition, confidence, and greater mathematical depth in the freshman seminar class, Mathematics and the Art of M.C. Escher.
- Anne Stiles, Ph.D., English, will present a showcase of the work of students in English 3490: Public Health and the Victorian Home, who are creating web exhibits using nineteenth-century primary source materials housed at SLU.
- Jintong Tang, Ph.D., John Cook School of Business, will present on entrepreneurial teaching in the learning studio.
- Ann Wainscott, Ph.D., Political Science, will discuss using Twitter to study contemporary expertise.
Refreshments will follow the symposium in the first-floor International Lounge in Des Peres Hall.
About the 4th Annual Learning Studio Panel PresentersKimberly Druschel
Kim Druschel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. Her research area is topology, the study of spaces, with a specialization in certain singular spaces called orbifolds. These arise in physics and also give one way to explain the symmetries in M.C. Escher's art. Kim has taught a diversity of courses from freshman Algebra to graduate topics courses in Topology, as well as Statistics and Computer Science courses, including a Computer Graphics course.
Anne Stiles is Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Medical Humanities Interdisciplinary Minor at Saint Louis University. Her research focuses on intersections between literature, neurology, and pseudoscience. Most recently, she has investigated faith healing methods popular during the nineteenth century, such as Christian Science and New Thought, in the works of Frances Hodgson Burnett and Henry James.
Jintong Tang, Ph.D., is an associate professor of entrepreneurship and management at John Cook School of Business. Her research interests include entrepreneurs' alertness, affect, entrepreneurial orientation, and social performance of Chinese SMEs. She has published in a variety of premier entrepreneurship and management journals such as Journal of Management, British Journal of Management, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Small Business Management, etc.
Ann Wainscott is Assistant Professor of Political Science at St. Louis University with a specialty in the study of the Middle East and North Africa. Her research examines the politicization of Islamic education in the Moroccan public schools in the age of the War on Terror. Her research languages are Arabic, French, and Spanish. At SLU, she teaches classes addressing the Arab Uprisings, gender, American foreign policy as well as an introductory class on the politics of the Middle East.