• Nicole G. Burgoyne

    2022-23 Pedagogy Fellow
    Assistant Instructional Professor of Germanic Studies and the Humanities Collegiate Division

    As an Assistant Instructional Professor, Nicole G. Burgoyne develops and implements intermediate and advanced German language courses. She teaches topics ranging from fairy tales and folklore to contemporary politics, and the culture of German-speaking countries from the Cold War to the present. The organizer of an Exploratory Teaching Group on developing language courses based on domain analysis, Nicole is active in developing innovative language assessments for undergraduate and graduate students. She is currently developing a course to be taught in English on the African American experience in Germany from the twentieth century to present. Burgoyne also leads a local, community-based initiative called SPARK for German in Chicago public schools. She received her PhD in German Languages and Literatures from Harvard University in 2016.

  • Christopher M. Clapp

    2022-23 Pedagogy Fellow
    Assistant Instructional Professor, Harris School of Public Policy

    Christopher Clapp teaches econometrics and data science classes (program evaluation, machine learning, and programming for public policy) in both the traditional Masters of Public Policy (MPP) and Evening Masters Program (EMP) tracts at the Harris School of Public Policy. With a PhD in economics, he has over a decade of experience teaching students at two large, public universities (the University of Virginia, Florida State University) in addition to those at the University of Chicago. At UChicago, he has previously taught undergraduate, public finance classes in the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics. His research interests are in applied microeconomics, primarily the fields of public, urban, environmental, and labor economics. Christopher loves teaching Harris students because they share his passion for using the tools he teaches to make the world a better place.

  • Jon Clindaniel

    2022-23 Pedagogy Fellow
    Assistant Senior Instructional Professor & Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies, Computational Social Science

    Jon received his PhD in Anthropology from Harvard University in 2019 and started teaching in the MA Program in Computational Social Science soon after. His research and teaching broadly centers around articulating anthropological theory with computational methodologies. To this end, Jon teaches highly interdisciplinary classes on topics as far afield as high performance computing and Peircean semiotics. In his classes, Jon is particularly passionate about engaging students through active learning strategies. As a part of his role as Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Computational Social Science program, he is currently focused on designing computational social science courses and curriculum with an emphasis on undergraduate pedagogy and looks forward to iterating and improving upon his ideas about teaching and course design in the Pedagogy Fellows Program.

  • Marshall Jean

    2022-23 Pedagogy Fellow
    Assistant Instructional Professor of Sociology (MAPSS)

    Marshall Jean is a lifelong educator. He worked as an academic tutor from middle school through college, was a language assistant in a public high school in France, a teaching assistant throughout his graduate studies, and an instructor at Northwestern University and UChicago. He is a preceptor in the Master of Arts Program in Social Sciences, helping a new cohort of students each year develop thesis research projects that can be completed on the program’s brisk timeline. He also teaches courses in sociology, quantitative methodology, and education science at the undergraduate and graduate level. In his substantive classes, students learn how social norms, networks, and organizational factors influence educational and labor market outcomes. His methods courses have an applied emphasis, focused on providing students with analytic tools and experience working with data to answer real-world questions concerning social inequality.

  • Sarah Johnson

    2022-23 Pedagogy Fellow
    Senior Lecturer in Law, Letters, and Society

    Sarah Johnson taught her first class at Chicago in 2008 as a teaching intern in the Social Sciences Core. Since then, she has taught in the Classics of Social and Political Thought sequence many times, first as a graduate-student lecturer and then as a Harper-Schmidt Fellow in the Society of Fellows (2017–20). Although she continues to teach in this sequence, her primary teaching responsibilities are now in the Law, Letters, and Society program, an interdisciplinary major in the Social Sciences Collegiate Division. Most of Sarah’s courses focus on law and political economy, including the two-part Theories of Capitalism sequence that she designed for the program and a research seminar that prepares third-year students for the demands of writing a BA thesis. In addition to teaching these courses, she oversees the program’s thesis requirement and developed the curriculum for its BA Seminar. She is keen to learn more about effective research instruction. Sarah earned her PhD from the University of Chicago in 2015 and was a visiting assistant professor of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought at Amherst College from 2015 to 2017.

  • Jessica Kirzane

    2022-23 Pedagogy Fellow
    Assistant Instructional Professor in Yiddish in the Department of Germanic Studies

    Jessica Kirzane teaches all levels of Yiddish language and coordinates all aspects of the Yiddish language program at the University of Chicago, including curricular design and assessment development. She also teaches in, and has been involved in curricular development for, the Jewish Civilization sequence. As an instructor, she is committed to creating an inclusive learning environment that is responsive to the needs and unique interests of each student. She received her PhD in Yiddish Studies from Columbia University in 2017. Dr. Kirzane's scholarly work focuses on race and gender in American Yiddish literature. She is also a Yiddish-English literary translator and the editor-in-chief of In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies.

  • Jeffrey A. Levy

    2022-23 Pedagogy Fellow
    Assistant Instructional Professor, Harris School of Public Policy

    Jeff Levy studied economics and political science in undergrad at Michigan State University, then completed his PhD in economics at American University in Washington, DC. He went on to work as a data scientist at the Urban Institute, where he was involved in a wide range of research across multiple policy centers. His recent research has focused on empirical macroeconomics and economic uncertainty. While at the Urban Institute he began teaching good data and programming practices to mid-career researchers. This experience has formed the core of his program at the Harris School, where he developed and teaches courses on how to use data and programming for research in both Python and R to graduate students pursuing a certificate in Data Analytics. He feels strongly about the importance and relevance of this topic to new researchers and its role in improving public policy research, and looks forward to better communicating this to large classes.

  • Fei Liu

    2022-23 Pedagogy Fellow
    Assistant Instructional Professor of Statistics

    Fei Liu teaches undergraduate introductory statistical courses. She earned her BA in statistics from Peking University in China and her PhD in statistics from Duke University. In her courses, students not only learn the fundamental statistical models and concepts, but also acquire hand-on experiences with applications of statistical models in various disciplines, as well as the aspects of computational implementations. As an instructor, she is committed to engaging students with a rigorous training in statistics so that they will be able to successfully analyze, interpret, and manage data related questions and projects in all circumstances. She is excited to join the Pedagogy Fellows program and to further develop her skills in course development, student interaction and engagements.

  • Jon Satrom

    2022-23 Pedagogy Fellow
    Assistant Senior Instructional Professor and Associate Director, Media Arts & Design in the Department of Cinema & Media Studies

    Jon Satrom is an artist, educator, and organizer who problematizes new media structures, interfaces, and conventions. He is the founder of studiothread, a design studio that creates digital projects, stories, and tools for nonprofits and artists with the goals of raising funds and awareness. He is the co-founder of netizen.org, a collective of new media artists working to propel curious citizens of the ’net beyond problematic defaults–toward a more creative, playful, and equitable digital world. His glitch-based performances and digital artworks have been shown world-wide in fancy institutions and dingy basements. Over the past few years, Satrom has worked with his colleagues in the Cinema and Media Studies Department to develop the practice-based Media Arts and Design major and minor. He regularly teaches Core and Capstone courses and irregularly develops special topics courses within the areas of video games, realtime audio/video performance, creative computing, network art, and electronic music. As a teaching artist, Satrom works to craft studio classroom experiences that foster experimentation, criticality, and encourage "creative problem creating.”

  • Colin Shelton

    2022-23 Pedagogy Fellow
    Assistant Instructional Professor and Language Program Coordinator for Latin and Ancient Greek

    Colin Shelton is Language Program Coordinator for Latin and Ancient Greek. His scholarly work applies insights from Second Language Acquisition to the teaching and learning of ancient languages. He regularly teaches first- and second-year Latin and Ancient Greek, and loves helping students link their language learning to the big ideas so many came to Chicago to explore. He is also responsible for training Classics graduate students in language pedagogy, and has regularly collaborated with colleagues from the Chicago Language Center and other language programs on campus to offer interdisciplinary professional development for language teachers at all levels of experience.

  • S Simmons

    2022-23 Pedagogy Fellow
    Assistant Instructional Professor, Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice

    S Simmons is a Black, trans*genderqueer, educator, advocate, spouse, friend, and Beyonce' fan. S is originally from Chicago Heights, IL and is the eldest of three. Dr. S, as he is affectionately called, earned a BS and MS in psychology from Iowa State University, and a PhD in higher education from Loyola University Chicago. Over the course of his career, S has held several positions within higher education including Admissions Counselor, Pre-Collegiate Program Coordinator for gifted and talented students and students of color, Educational Program Specialist for the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Program, and assistant director and interim director of a Gender and Sexuality Center. Currently S teaches Self-Awareness, Intergroup Dialogue, and Trans*forming Social Work at Crown. As an instructor, S engages students in experiential and critical activities and assignments to deepen their growth and development. Ask anyone who knows S and they will tell you S is passionate, caring, and educates with love.

  • Scott A. Snyder

    2022-23 Pedagogy Fellow
    Professor of Chemistry and Deputy Dean for Professional Programs in the Physical Sciences Division

    Scott’s research group seeks to advance the power of synthetic organic chemistry to better create molecules of biological significance by developing new reagents and reactions that can readily convert simple starting materials into more complex entities. On the educational front, Scott typically teaches 200 students each year in our introductory organic chemistry sequence and leads graduate courses in complex molecule synthesis and reaction development; his principal goals are to help students understand the power of the field to solve major societal challenges while also highlighting the frontiers where further research is needed. He also devotes much effort to shaping the face of instruction in organic chemistry worldwide, both through his co-authorship of several graduate texts as well as three editions of the undergraduate text Organic Chemistry published by John Wiley and Sons. He is also a co-author of a primer aimed at assisting new faculty in the sciences at R01 universities in their teaching entitled Teach Better, Save Time, and Have More Fun, published by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA). For these and other endeavors, Scott has received several awards, including a 2017 Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education and the 2022 STAR Award from RCSA. Scott was also recently appointed to the University of Chicago Health Professions Council, where he will provide advice on how best to guide the educational preparation of our premedical students for a career in the health professions.