Faculty Fellows in support of Faculty Development

Melissa Shew Sheena Carey Cedric Burrows Drew Stathus
Melissa Shew Sheena Carey Cedric Burrows      J. Drew Stathus          
Gabriel Velez
Gabriel Velez

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 2022-2023 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. Cedric Burrows

Dr. Burrows is an Associate Professor in the Department of English, where he teaches courses such as The Rhetoric of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, The Rhetoric of Black Protest, and The Rhetoric of the Black Freedom Movement. His book Rhetorical Crossover: The Black Presence in White Culture (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020) was awarded the 2021 David H. Russell Distinguished Research Award by the National Council of Teachers of English. His research includes rhetoric and composition, particularly African American rhetoric, cultural rhetorics, and social movements.  

 Dr. Burrows is available for:

  • Managing racial dynamics in the classroom 
  • Incorporating social issues in the classroom 
  • Inclusive pedagogy 
  • Incorporating popular culture and music in the classroom 
  • Facilitating challenging classroom discussions 

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

Dr. Gabriel Velez

Dr. Velez is an Assistant Professor in Educational Policy and Leadership in the College of Education. He taught middle and high school for 6 years in Harlem, Peru, and Colombia. His research focuses on adolescents and emerging adults’ educational experiences and how they process these experiences as part of their engagement and holistic development. At Marquette, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses related to psychology, development, and research methods, and is part of the Educational Preparedness Program.

Dr. Velez is available for:

  • Facilitating classroom discussions
  • Active learning strategies
  • Developing learning objectives
  • Working with students with mental health challenges
  • Ignatian pedagogical paradigm
  • Technology in the classroom
  • Work in support of graduate student teachers
  • Restorative practices in the classroom