Master Teaching Scholars

Past TLC Master Teaching Scholar Cohorts

MTS 2016-2017 
Martina Bode, Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Martina Bodef_finalProfessor Bode is currently the Director of Calculus at UIC, and a member of the Developmental Math Task Force which is a part of the Student Success Initiative. Previously, she was Director of Calculus and Distinguished Senior Lecturer at Northwestern University involved in teaching, mentoring of students, and initiatives to promote learning and teaching. Dr. Bode’s research interests include: the effectiveness of active learning methods, such as personal response systems or clickers in math classes; the impact of basic algebra skills to success in math courses and other disciplines; and the successes and challenges of residential academic support programs. Prof. Bode has also taught at Brandeis, Tufts, Wellesley, and Harvard Universities. During her 15-year career at Northwestern she has earned 10 teaching awards, including the Northwestern WCAS Teaching Alumni award, the Northwestern Charles Deering McCormick University Distinguished Lecturer Award, the Best Practices University Excellence Award, and the Campus Partner Award (Student Affairs).
Anthony Corte, Department of Managerial Studies, College of Business Administration
Anthony Corte1Anthony Corte is a Senior Lecturer of Managerial Communication within the
Managerial Studies Department of the College of Business Administration.
His primary teaching responsibility is one of the College's core courses,
BA 200 Managerial Communications, in Virtual and Hybrid formats. His
research interests include student/instructor Communication within F2F and
virtual environments, the integration of technology into the classroom and
the application of classroom flipping.
Geraldine Gorman, Department of Health Systems Science, College of Nursing
GormanGeraldine Gorman is a Clinical Associate Professor in the College of Nursing. Her educational background is in the humanities which she incorporates into the public health and ethics classes she teaches in nursing. She also practices as a hospice nurse.
Marisha L. Humphries, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
DG16_04_24_134.jpgMarisha L. Humphries, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and a licensed clinical psychologist. Dr. Humphries’ research seeks to develop an integrated approach to studying African-American children's normative and prosocial development, and utilizing this basic research to create culturally and developmentally appropriate school-based behavior promotion programs. Her work examines African-American children's emotional and social competence, and the ways in which schools can support children's development in this area. Due to her interest and experience in applied research, Dr. Humphries’ work considers the contextual and cultural factors associated with children, families, and schools.
Miiri Kotche, Department of Bioengineering, College of Engineering
141213_Kotche_Miiri_20.jpg – Version 2Miiri Kotche is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Richard and Loan Hill Department of Bioengineering. Miiri’s focus is on providing real-world experiences in education for bioengineering and medical students, where she brings industry experience in product development into the classroom. She leads two NIH-funded programs - the Clinical Immersion Program for engineering and medical students and the Bioengineering Experience for (High School) Science Teachers (BEST). Dr. Kotche is the Director of the Medical Accelerator for Devices Laboratory (MAD Lab) at the UIC Innovation Center, where an interdisciplinary student team of graduate-level engineers, designers, business and medical students provides early concept and business development of medical devices for clinicians across the campus. She is also active in identifying and developing low-cost medical devices for global health applications, and is faculty advisor for the UIC chapter of Engineering World Health.
Amanda Lewis, African-American Studies & Sociology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
160313Lewis_Amanda_23.jpgAmanda Lewis is Professor of African American Studies & Sociology and Director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Her research focuses on how race shapes educational opportunities and how our ideas about race get negotiated in everyday life. She is the author of Race in the Schoolyard: Negotiating the Color-line in Classrooms and Communities, co-editor (with Maria Krysan) of The Changing Terrain of Race and Ethnicity, and co-author (with Mark Chesler and Jim Crowfoot) of Challenging Racism in Higher Education: Promoting Justice. Her latest book (with John Diamond) is Despite the Best Intentions: Why racial inequality persists in good schools. Her research has appeared in a number of academic venues including Sociological Theory, American Educational Research Journal, American Behavioral Scientist, Race and Society, DuBois Review and Anthropology and Education Quarterly.
Jane Marone, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition, College of Applied Health Sciences
Jane Marone 1Dr. Marone teaches undergraduate anatomy and physiology, human cadaver dissection, and hosts a first year seminar course for incoming Kinesiology students. She has been teaching at UIC for 23 years and is a recipient of the Silver Circle, Teaching Recognition Program, and Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Educator of the Year Awards. She is currently the co-chair of the Teaching Excellence Recognition Program. Her most recent scholarship of teaching includes work in learning styles and the influence of social media on academic performance.
Michelle Parker-­Katz, Department of Special Education, College of Education
Michelle Parker-KatzMichelle Parker-Katz is Clinical Professor of Special Education and Teacher Education. She has taught elementary and high school students in general and special education, and her research agenda is focused on teacher learning (in early career and for specialization in literacy and in post-high school transition). She is a recipient of the Teacher Recognition Program and INSPIRE award. And, she loves the art and science of teaching!
Kim Potowski, Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies & Curriculum and Instruction, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Kim PotowskiProfessor in the departments of Hispanic and Italian Studies and affiliate faculty in Curriculum and Instruction, and the Social Justice Initiative. Kim also directs UIC’s Spanish for heritage speakers program. Her research focuses on Spanish in the United States, including factors that influence inter-generational language transmission and change and connections between language, ethnicity, and power. She has authored, co-authored, and edited works including Mexi-Ricans in Chicago (2016), El español de los Estados Unidos (2015), Heritage language teaching: Research and practice (2014), Language diversity in the USA (2011), and Language and identity in a dual immersion school (2007). Her 2013 UIC “TEDx” talk was titled “No child left monolingual.”"No child left monolingual."
Therese Quinn, Department of Art History, College of Architectural, Design and the Arts
Therese QuinnThe author and editor of several books, including Teaching Toward Democracy (2016 2nd ed), Art and Social Justice Education: Culture as Commons (2012), Sexualities in Education: A Reader (2012), , and articles in QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, the Journal of Museum Education, the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education, and Rethinking Schools, Therese Quinn is the Director of Museum and Exhibition Studies at UIC. Therese researches and writes about the arts, education, and cultural institutions as sites of potential justice-work and is an elected representative of UIC’s faculty union, UIC United Faculty.
Yeow Siow, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering
Yeow Siow 1Dr. Yeow Siow has over twelve years of track record as an engineering educator and practitioner. With experience in the automotive industry, he brings real-world examples and expectations into the classroom. Passionate about student success and education innovations, he has been honing his skills teaching at Michigan Technological University, Purdue University Calumet, as well as UIC
Eric Swirsky,Department of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences , College of Applied Health Sciences
Eric Swirsky 1Professor Eric Swirsky has participated in the creation of curricula from the undergraduate through post-doctoral levels. Working in face-to-face and online formats, Eric primarily teaches bioethics in rehabilitation sciences and health informatics programs. Additionally, Eric holds a faculty appointment (0%) in the Honors College, and is director of graduate studies in the Department of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences. Since joining the faculty full time in 2010 Eric has received 10 professional distinctions related to teaching, including three Excalibur Awards and appointment to the Board of Directors for the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.