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Graduate Teaching Consultant Program

The Graduate Teaching Consultant Program supports the professional development in teaching of graduate students, and includes opportunities that support enhanced teaching experience, as outlined in the Model of Graduate Student Professional Development in Teaching. GTCs are graduate students exhibiting pedagogical skills and knowledge within their disciplines. GTCs, under the supervision of the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), serve as instructional coaches and peer mentors to TAs across campus. GTCs are available to conduct classroom observations upon request. 
Graduate Teaching Consultants

Olabisi-Atoba.jpgMingqian Liu

Department: Architecture
Degree: PhD Candidate
Research Interests Include: architectural and urban history, historic preservation, heritage tourism, and public education in museums
Favorite Educational Quote: "The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth." - John F. Kennedy.
Other GTC Services: TAI Breakout Leader, Micro-teaching Feedback, AFF Workshop Lead

Elly-Espinoza.jpgDavi Rohe Salomon Da Rosa

Department: Physics and Astronomy
Degree: PhD Candidate
Research Interests Include: Spintronics, Magnetism, Gauge theories
Favorite Educational Quote:  "If you can't explain it simply you don't understand it well enough" - Albert Einstein.
Other GTC Services: TAI Breakout Leader, TA consultant for the Physics department

Chelsie-Huseman.pngRay Batchelor

Department: History
Degree: PhD Candidate
Research Interests Include: eighteenth century Quakers, American Indian history, and gender studies
Favorite Educational Quote:  "Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity.” - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Other GTC Services: TAI Breakout Leader

Yoandy.jpgYoandy Cabrera Ortega

Department: Hispanic Studies
Degree: Hispanic and Classical Studies
Research Interests Include: Classical reception, literature, poetry, political thought, philosophy.
Favorite Educational Quote“True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.” - Nikos Kazantzakis.
Other GTC Services: Facilitating TAI sessions, classroom observations, and preparing new workshops for the CTE.

Erica-Malone-(1).jpgErica Malone

Department: Graduate Teaching Assistant: Veterinary Integrative Biosciences; Masters Student: Visualization
Degree: Masters of Science Candidate
Research Interests Include: Anatomy Education, specifically kinesthetics and concepts related to gross anatomy and biomechanics
Favorite Educational Quote"To teach is to twice learn."/"Anatomy is the only test that you get to bring a cheat sheet to every time!"
Other GTC Services: TAI, Workshops, and anything I can help with.

Charles-Peak.jpgCharles Peak

Department: Biomedical Engineering
Degree: PhD Candidate
Research Interests Include: Injectable and Printable Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering
Favorite Educational Quote:  "I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world." - Margaret Mead and simply "Knowledge is Power."
Other GTC Services: TAI Breakout Leader, Micro-teaching Feedback, AFF Workshop Leade

Charles-Peak.jpgAmit K. Ghoshal

Department: Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences (RPTS)
Degree: PhD Candidate
Research Interests Include: Management, Law, and Tourism solutions for Sustainability issues
Favorite Educational Quote:  "The mind is everything-what you think you become." - Buddha.
Other GTC Services: CIRTL Practitioner, TAR Fellow, TAI Leader, AFF Workshop Facilitator, ELPE Facilitator, GTC Facilitator, Instructor (RPTS)