Instructor News

Jun 13, 2022
[Above: Kathleen Tarr and Lauri Dietz presenting at the April 2022 TEACH Symposium]
Mar 17, 2022
[Pictured above: PWR lecturers celebrating Donna Hunter's retirement. From left to right, Emily Polk, Donna Hunter, Shannon Hervey, Sangeeta Mediratta, Harriet Jernigan, Mutallip Anwar]
Dec 6, 2021
[Pictured above: Lisa Ramee, Jenne Stonaker, Daniel Bush, Nissa Cannon, and Becky Richardson at our end-of-the-quarter lunch, our first (optional) in-person event since 2019]
Sep 2, 2021
Pictured above: Our new PWR colleagues.  Not pictured: ITALIC instructor Sam Sax.
Jun 9, 2021
[pictured above: teaching award recipients Harriett Jernigan and Emily Polk]
Mar 16, 2021
[pictured above, PWR lecturer and novelist Kath Rothschild (left) during a recent interview]
Nov 24, 2020
We want to start this Instructor News section by first recognizing the often invisible work of all our PWR parents and caregivers who have gone to great lengths to balance their family and professional responsibilities over t
Aug 30, 2020
[pictured above, from left to right, top to bottom, our new colleagues Nissa Cannon, Roberta Wolfson, Kath Rothschild, Brittany Hull]
Mar 19, 2020
[Pictured above, Becky Richardson in early 2019, interviewing Soniah Kamal at Keplers]
Dec 9, 2019
[Pictured above: Holly Fulton, Sarah Pittock, Shanley Jacobs, Katie Fitz, and Janet Kim at the VPUE holiday celebration.]
Sep 2, 2019
New instructors pictured above, from left to right: Holly Fulton-Babicke, Sangeeta Mediratta, Kevin Moore, Mutallip Anwar, Harriett Jernigan, Tara Diener. Not pictured: Storytelling lecturer Tiffany Naiman.
Sep 2, 2019
[Above: Emily Polk receiving Stanford Earth's Excellence in Teaching award. Photo credit: Stacy Geiken]
May 17, 2019
Even with the crush of spring quarter, our instructors were busy beyond the classroom, presenting at conferences, publishing, working on creative and academic projects, and making a difference in the community.
Mar 6, 2019
Ashley Newby co-authored a chapter in Celebrating Twenty Years of Black Girlhood: The Lauryn Hill Reader, eds. M. Billye Sankofa Waters, Venus E. Evans-Winters, and Bettina L. Love.
Nov 19, 2018
Jenae Cohn published a book chapter, "Talking Back to Texts: An Introduction to Putting the 'Social' in 'Social Annotation'" (download available to users
Sep 7, 2018
Our instructors kept themselves busy during the summer months.
May 13, 2018
Read below for some highlights of what's been keeping our colleagues busy outside the classroom this spring.
Mar 2, 2018
Read below for some of the highlights of our colleagues' accomplishments in the past few months.
Jan 18, 2018
Here's an overview of what our colleagues have been up to as we moved from the end of 2017 into the new year.
Angela Becerra Vidergar presenting at the Library of Congress
Nov 13, 2017
Even amid the hectic start of fall quarter, many of our lecturers continued contributing in person and in writing to ongoing professional conversations across the nation.  
Jennifer Johnson and her LSP students pose by the rock climbing wall on-campus.
Sep 5, 2017
Our PWR instructors have been busy this summer! Here's what they've been up to:
Sep 1, 2017
Three years ago, we welcomed our first cohort of PWR fellows into the program. Since that time, almost all of them have moved on to other positions beyond Stanford.
Aug 23, 2017
With the start of the new academic year, we're happy to welcome new colleagues to our community and wish others farewell as they embark on new adventures.
Adam Banks and Allyson Hobbs with their award plaques
May 29, 2017
Adam Banks, along with History Professor Allyson Hobbs, was awarded the St. Clair Drake Award for Excellence in Teaching at a ceremony at the Black Community Services Center this month.
Mar 11, 2017
Clara Lewis's article has just been published in Symbolic Interaction.   The article, "Crisis Rhetoric: Stigma Play: The Contested Status o
Jan 26, 2017
Jenae Cohn, Norah Fahim, and John Peterson have been collaborating on research into Google Docs.
Dec 9, 2016
NOTE: The image above is by Peter Merts, a photographer who captured performances by the San Quentin Artistic Ensemble, a group for which lecturer Selby Schwartz has been a consultant in 2016.
pen and paper and keyboard
Oct 31, 2016
PWR instructors have been busy! Here is some news about our professional activities and events
black and white photo of woman looking at a tree - Courtesy of Lauren Oakes
Sep 7, 2016
In the past few months, many of our lecturers have been busy, working on their scholarship, starting new initiatives, or pursuing other passions.  Here are a few highlights from lecturer news that we've learned of over the past few months.
2016 group photo of new fellows and instructors
Sep 1, 2016
As the new academic year approaches, it's time to reflect on who's coming, who's going, and who's taking on new roles and responsibilites at Stanford.
May 1, 2016
With the start of Spring quarter, lecturers were busy with classes and committee work, but some still had time to make their mark outside the classroom. Here are just a few examples.
Photo of participants on stage from "Getting Played", organized by Kathleen Tarr
Mar 15, 2016
One of the students from Erica Cirillo-McCarthy's very first PWR 2 classes (winter 2014), Cayla Pettinato, has won the J.E. Wallace Sterling Scholastic Award.   Cayla gets to invite a faculty member who she considers has been the  “most influential” in her work here at Stanford to attend the award ceremony, and she has invited Erica.
Nov 21, 2014
PWR Lecturer Emily Polk provides helpful insights on how to best use student course evaluations to improve pedagogy in her Teaching Commons article,
Nov 21, 2014
The BeWell Program features PWR Lecturer Kathleen Tarr in their new video series, Motivational Success Story.
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