• Nell Hawley

    Senior Teaching Consultant

    Nell is a PhD candidate in South Asian Languages and Civilizations, where she studies Sanskrit literature. She has worked with the CCT as a Teaching Consultant since 2015 and is delighted to continue supporting the UChicago teaching community as a CCT Fellow in 2018–19. At UChicago, Nell has taught self-designed courses in Sanskrit at the elementary and intermediate levels. This spring, she will be teaching a new course, called "Yoga: Texts, Practices, Politics," about the intellectual and cultural history of yoga. Before coming to Chicago, Nell worked as an after-school educator and college writing tutor in New York City.

  • Alex Haskins

    Senior Teaching Consultant

    Alex is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago, specializing in the history of eighteenth and nineteenth century East Asian, European, and American political thought. He also works in the emerging field of comparative political theory. He has both interned and lectured in the Classics of Social and Political Thought sequence and has interned in the America in World Civilization sequence of the College Core. Additionally, he has served as a TA and a BA preceptor in the Political Science Department.

  • Sara Massey

    Senior Teaching Consultant

    Sara is a Physical Chemistry Ph.D. candidate in the Engel Group researching ultrafast energy transfer processes in photosynthetic organisms. She is teaching the Introductory General Chemistry sequence as the inaugural Benjamin Ball Freud Teaching Fellow in the Department of Chemistry. Sara also has experience as a general and physical chemistry teaching assistant and collaborative learning facilitator.

  • Rebecca Thompson

    Senior Teaching Consultant

    Becca is a physical chemistry PhD student in the Sibener lab. She has many years of experience as both a TA and tutor for general (and sometimes organic) chemistry at University of Chicago and, previously, at Amherst College. Before graduate school, she worked for two years as a team leader in the technical services division of a healthcare software company.

  • Nicole James

    Senior Teaching Consultant

    Nicole is a PhD candidate in the Chemistry Department who works in the Jaeger Lab in the Physics Department, where she studies non-Newtonian fluid dynamics. She began at University of Chicago in 2013 as an Honors General Chemistry TA, for which she received the Wayne C. Booth Graduate Student Prize for Excellence in Teaching. She has been the Collaborative Learning in Chemistry (CLiC) program TA since 2014. Nicole is particularly interested in active engagement techniques and pedagogical strategies to promote writing and communication skills in STEM fields.

  • Rowan Bayne

    Teaching Consultant

    Rowan is a PhD candidate in the Department of English and a Preceptor in the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities (MAPH) at UChicago. He has worked as an instructor and course assistant in English and as a writing tutor in the College. He also teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and was a full-time instructor in Communications & Liberal Arts at a polytechnic college in Calgary, Canada. His dissertation tracks the spectrum as a form of differentiation in American culture in the 20thand 21stcenturies, exploring representations of continuous or gradated identity categories across aesthetic and social-scientific texts.

  • Timothy Gutmann

    Teaching Consultant

    Tim is a PhD candidate in Islamic studies in the Divinity School. He has taught introductory and topical courses on Islam and East Asian traditions at UChicago and elsewhere. In the winter of 2019, he will teach Reading Cultures in the Humanities Core.

  • Michael Johnson

    Teaching Consultant

    Michael is a PhD candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations studying metallurgical technologies of the 2nd millennium B.C. in the eastern Mediterranean. He has many years experience as a teaching assistant both in and out of NELC and served as the Center for Middle Eastern Studies MA preceptor for the 2017-18 academic year.

  • Marjorie Schaeffer

    Teaching Consultant

    Marjorie is a PhD student in Developmental Psychology working with Sian Beilock. She is interested how parents and teachers influence children's math performance, anxiety, and stereotype endorsement. She was awarded the John Dewey Prize Lectureship for her course on the psychological impacts of education policy. She has also taught Mind in the Social Science Core and served as the Preceptor for the Undergraduate Psychology program.

  • Elizabeth Kelley

    Teaching Consultant

    Elizabeth is an Organic Chemistry PhD student in the Snyder group where she works on natural product total synthesis. She has several years of experience as a chemistry TA at both the University of Chicago and the College of William & Mary. In addition to TA experiences, she has served as a tutor in chemistry, math, and music and as a sailing instructor. Elizabeth also sits on the Chemistry Departments's Committee for Teaching and Educational Matters.

  • Rostom Mbarek

    Teaching Consultant

    Rostom is a PhD candidate in Astronomy and Astrophysics, specializing in the propagation and detection of Cosmic Rays. He earned a bachelor's degree from Grinnell College in Physics and German Literature Studies. He likes to share his passion for science and has been a TA, mentor, or tutor since his second year in college. Rostom was also involved with teaching programs for newly-arrived refugees in the US

  • Matthew Johnson

    Teaching Consultant

    Matt is a PhD student in the Department of Germanic Studies. His research focuses on German and Yiddish literature in the twentieth century. In the College, he has taught several stand-alone courses on German language and literature, and was a teaching assistant for the signature course "Nietzsche: Culture, Critique, Self-Transcendence." He also served as the graduate assistant and instructor in the Vienna Study Abroad Program in fall 2017.

  • Fahad Sajid

    Teaching Consultant

    Fahad is a Political Science PhD candidate with a research interest in colonialism, nationalism, and state-building. His dissertation is a comparative-historical study of the systems of collaboration that were instituted in the various provinces of British India in the 19th century, and how these in turn shaped the social composition of Pakistan and India’s independence movements in the 1940s. Before joining the University of Chicago, Fahad taught middle school mathematics in Houston, TX through Teach For America.

  • Katharine Harris

    Teaching Consultant

    Katharine is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Medicine. There, she works with Dr. Eugene Chang to investigate host-microbe communication in the context of the intestinal microbiome. Katharine received her PhD in Molecular Virology and Microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015 where she was a TA for courses in the graduate and medical school. Katharine recently taught a course entitled ‘Citizen Science’ for Bard College and enjoys thinking about ways to be an effective STEM educator.