Periodically, the Reinert Center is able to provide fellowships for SLU faculty who engage in projects and lead programs that complement existing Center offerings. Faculty Fellows help to expand our programs and resources and build partnerships that support a culture of evidence-based teaching and learning at SLU.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellows
This fellowship opportunity enhances the Reinert Center’s ability to support DEI teaching initiatives at SLU and provides formal educational development experience for faculty members.
2023-2024 DEI Fellows
Cathleen A. Fleck, Ph.D.
Cathleen A. Fleck received her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University and is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Saint Louis University. She is a scholar and professor of medieval art history. Beginning before her time as Chair of the Fine and Performing Arts Department (2019-), Dr. Fleck has actively expanded her professional development in research areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as higher education leadership. Her participation in various trainings with external (such as International Center for Fine Arts Deans, Cultural Connections by Design, Crossroads Antiracism Training, and AAC&U’s Diversity, Equity, and Student Success conference) and internal entities (such as the SLU Office of Diversity and Innovative Creative Engagement and the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning) have informed her professional knowledge and inspired her commitment to action in DEI issues related to higher education.
Elodie Pozzi, Ph.D.
Elodie obtained her Ph.D. in Mathematics in 2011 at the University of Lyon, France, had post-doctoral experience at places like INRIA and the University of Lille, France and became Maître de Conférences in Mathematics at the University of Bordeaux. She came to the US in 2017 and started working at Saint Louis University in Fall 2017 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. While teaching and mentoring, Elodie noticed how much many students, in particular from underrepresented groups underestimate themselves, have a lack of confidence, and this can impact their academic paths and future. Elodie is excited to be a DEI Teaching Fellow as it will provide her the opportunity to share her experience as a past female student in Mathematics and now as a faculty to help students and faculty build more confidence and to learn new methods to create a more inclusive learning environment.