Marquette Professor Named Carnegie Scholar
May 25, 2005
Dr. Rebecca S. Nowacek, assistant professor of English at
Marquette University, has been named a Carnegie Scholar by
the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Nowacek is one of 21 faculty selected from more than 300 applicants
worldwide who have committed themselves to examining student
learning and undergraduate teaching.
During the 2005-06 academic year, Nowacek and the Carnegie
Scholars will work on projects exploring integrative learning
and fostering of educational approaches that move students
toward deeper understanding as well as enhance abilities to
connect learning across courses and fields, between academic
context and life experiences, and within the civic life of
a diverse society. The scholars will participate in three
residences at the headquarters of the Carnegie Foundation
for the Advancement of Teaching in Stanford, Calif., present
their work at professional conferences, attend workshops and
institutes, and work with scholars from previous years. At
Marquette, Nowacek will also teach the Honors Program's new
integrative capstone course next spring.
Nowacek has studied interdisciplinary classrooms and has
a particular interest in the role of writing instruction in
such classrooms. Her dissertation focused on the subject and
following previous publications and presentations, she is
preparing a manuscript exploring the teaching of writing in
a team-taught interdisciplinary classroom from multiple perspectives.
Nowacek received a bachelor's degree from Villanova University
in Pennsylvania in 1993. She earned a master's degree in 1994
and her Ph.D. in 2001, both at the University of Wisconsin
at Madison. Nowacek was an instructor at Villanova in spring
1998 and then served two years as assistant director of the
College of Letters and Science Program in Writing Across the
Curriculum at the University of Wisconsin. She joined Marquette
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