phone: (314) 977-2231
fax: (314) 977-1695
Role in the Reinert Center
As a graduate assistant in the Center, Adaobi 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.
Adaobi is a doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics with a focus in maternal, child and family health under the supervision of Dr. Pamela Xaverius. Prior to joining SLU, she graduated with a master’s degree in public health from the University of Missouri - Columbia. At both institutions she has been involved in teaching global health and conducting research on preconception health, youth engagement, health risk behavior, health promotion and family and community health. She has worked on research projects in rural Missouri, rural South Africa, and the city of St. Louis. Adaobi has experience designing course syllabi, teaching both in-person and online formats, and course management using Blackboard and Canvas.