Faculty Fellows in support of Faculty Development

Melissa Shew Sheena Carey Clarie Kirchoff Drew Stathus
Melissa Shew Sheena Carey Claire Kirchhoff      J. Drew Stathus          

We understand that making connections and building relationships with other faculty can be an important path to your teaching success. The Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) wants to provide a mechanism to easily get that support to you in a variety of ways. We want to create opportunities for dialogue and reflection about teaching, foster a sense of faculty community, and provide tangible advice and guidance that can help promote a culture of pedagogical excellence at Marquette University.

The CTL will offer this 2021-2022 academic year one-on-one or group consultations with your fellow faculty that focus on teaching-related needs you may have. Consultations, by appointment, can be about any teaching-related questions; however, below are the most common needs of faculty.

  • Scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL)
  • General course design                         
  • Community engagement within your class
  • Syllabus (re)design 
  • Student engagement techniques
  • Inclusive teaching
  • Teaching philosophy statements
  • Classroom observations
  • Student feedback/MOCES
  • Classroom management
  • Ignatian pedagogy
  • Educational technology
  • Group work

Please contact the CTL to make an appointment.  We will do our best to match you with a faculty fellow that has expertise in your area of need.  You may also consider reviewing the following faculty fellow information to determine if a particular person might meet your needs.

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Dr. Melissa Shew, Senior Fellow

Dr. Shew is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the philosophy department. Regarding teaching and education, she is especially interested in the convergences of Socratic, feminist, critical, and Ignatian pedagogies in theory and in practice. Her teaching experiences in a variety of communities, from living learning communities, honors classes, core and upper-division classes, high school classes, and courses for MA and PhD students, reflects her pedagogical commitments.

 Dr. Shew is available for:

  •  Facilitating classroom discussions
  • Ignatian pedagogy
  • Inclusive teaching practices
  • Holding effective office hours
  • Working with challenging students
  • Technology in the classroom
  • Effective grading strategies
  • Purposeful writing in the classroom
  • Student engagement in the classroom
  • Work in support of graduate student teachers, first-time educators, and participating faculty

Ms. Sheena Carey

Ms. Carey is longstanding member of the Marquette community, serving as the internship coordinator for the College of Communication and lecturer of courses that include argumentation and debate; intercultural communication; cross-cultural communication; communication ethics; corporate advocacy, and many more. Sheena serves on many local community boards including Ko-Thi Dance company, Inc., YMCA Black Achievers, in Tandem Theater, Center for the Deaf and hard of Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corp. Her research interests include rhetorical and literary criticism, Africana Philosophy, cultural competency and workforce diversity initiatives and organizational development and cultural change.

 Ms. Carey is available for:

  •  Inclusive Teaching
  • Teaching large enrollment classes
  • Group work
  • Case study teaching
  • Service learning in the sciences

Dr. Claire A. Kirchhoff

Dr. Kirchhoff is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, where she teaches human gross anatomy to health professional students and engages in scholarship on primate skeletal analysis.  She completed a graduate certificate in pedagogy in higher education at the University of Minnesota, and has worked to include community building, active learning, respect, and reflection in all her courses (science and other disciplines) for the past ten years.  Claire’s training in anthropology means she enjoys working with colleagues in STEM, social sciences, humanities, and a wide variety of topics.  Her goals include engaging more deeply in antiracist pedagogy.  She is a Milwaukee native and proud to be an alumna of Milwaukee Public Schools.

 Dr. Kirchhoff is available for:

  • Large classes
  • Lab classes
  • Science classes
  • Assessment strategies
  • Incorporating reflection, even in science classes
  • Active learning
  • Creating a learning community
  • Classroom culture
  • Inclusivity
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Working with TAs

Mr. Drew Stathus

Mr. Stathus joined the College in the fall of 2010 and is the BUAD in-house academic technology specialist. He works with faculty to improve and develop online learning opportunities for the college.

 Mr. Stathus is available for:

  • Furthering the use of technology in teaching and learning