Katie Dawson has hosted 6 episodes.
Katie Dawson is an associate professor and director of the Drama for Schools program at The University of Texas at Austin in the U.S. In addition, she is a faculy member of the UTeach Theatre program. She is a nationally and internationally-recognized consultant in drama-based pedagogy and creative learning. As a teaching artist, Dawson has facilitated trainings, presented workshops and given interactive keynotes at universities, professional conferences, arts organizations and community sites across the world. Her scholarship has appeared in numerous U.S. and international journals. Her co-authored book, The Reflexive Teaching Artist: Creative Wisdom from the Drama/Theatre Field, received the 2015 Distinguished Book Award from the American Alliance of Theatre and Education (AATE). She also won the 2013 Creative Drama Award and the 2006 Winifred Ward Scholar Award from AATE. Dawson is a Provost Teaching Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin and was a winner of both the 2013 Regents Award and 2015 College of Fine Arts Teaching Award.
Prior to her work in academia, Dawson worked professionally as an actor, youth theatre director, classroom teacher and museum theatre educator.
"The best thing about being a part of UT Theatre and Dance is that I get the opportunity to learn with and from an amazing group of students and colleagues. We have a large, diverse community which is actively committed to exploring and pushing the boundaries of what theatre and dance can be and do in a range of contexts."
Jen Moon has hosted 15 episodes.
Jen Moon is the 2020 Chair of the Provost's Teaching Fellows Program.
A substantial body of literature in STEM education suggests evidence based-teaching practices lead to better student outcomes. So why aren’t all professors implementing these best practices? Changing the way you teach can be daunting. Jen's PTF project “Performance Training for Instructors” is a semester-long workshop series that provides professional development training in improvisation, communication, and presentation skills that empower faculty to adopt new ways of teaching, confidently. Upon completion of the training semester, faculty are supported with observational and written feedback during monthly meetings as they implement the changes they want to make in the classroom. The project has been through a successful pilot and will be offered during the 2018-2019 year for CNS faculty.
"I see teaching as an incredibly creative and highly interactive discipline. Although content is important, my goal is to help students see the patterns and connections within the material we are studying and be able to apply that knowledge to new situations."
Stephanie Seidel Holmsten has hosted 18 episodes.
Dr. Stephanie Holmsten serves as Assistant Professor of Instruction in the International Relations and Global Studies (IRG) program. Her research focuses on the election of women and ethnic minorities around the world and explores whether institutions that promote the election of ethnic minorities increase or dampen the election of women. Her work with Rob Moser on the election of women to ethnic parties is published in Comparative Political Studies.
Her teaching interests include international relations, international political economy and culture. She is also interested in democratization, gender and politics, race and ethnicity, and electoral institutions.
Before graduate school, she worked for six years at Bread for the World in Washington, DC, where she traveled throughout the country working with college students and faculty members to support political advocacy initiatives.
Dixie Stanforth has hosted 7 episodes.
Dixie is Professor of Instruction in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education within the College of Education at UT Austin. She has been teaching in Undergraduate program since 1985. She has developed a successful curriculum for personal trainers, providing both theoretical content and practical experiences in that Specialization. She is a spokesperson for ACE, and serves on the Editorial Board for the ACSM Health & Fitness Journal and GSSI Speakers Bureau. She has has been a fitness editor for Shape magazine and a 5-star presenter for IDEA, presenting extensively at both national and international conferences. Her research generally involves current fitness topics, but has been expanded to include strategic health communication, including her work with the award winning Gatorade Replay on Fox Sports. Dixie received the inaugural Departmental Teaching Excellence Award in 2011, was selected as a Provost's Teaching Fellow in 2015, and named as a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine in 2017.