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CASTLE FACULTY FELLOWS


CASTLE Faculty Fellows support Drexel faculty who teach undergraduate STEM courses by:

  • answering questions that faculty have about implementing effective online/remote teaching
  • serving as a sounding board for faculty that want advice about an approach they would like to try in their classroom
  • engaging in CASTLE community events throughout the summer, intended to promote our collective learning about effective STEM teaching and learning

To ask a question of the Faculty Fellows, please use the Ask A Fellow link, which can be found on this page (to the right). Please use a clear subject header that helps us to effectively direct your question.

If these resources do not meet your current needs, please see the resources below for additional support structures to aid in your teaching.

MEET THE 2020 SUMMER TERM FACULTY FELLOWS

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Meshagae Hunte-Brown, PhD

Teaching Professor, Biology

Mesha Hunte-Brown is a Teaching Professor in the Department of Biology and has a wealth of experience with teaching online and in hybrid course environments. Mesha has been serving as a mentor for other faculty during the pandemic – both through the Peer2Peer network, through informal experiences, and through interactions with the BEES and Biology departments.

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Jeremy Johnson, PhD

Professor and Department Head, Computer Science

Jeremy Johnson is a Professor and the Department Head of Computer Science and has significant experience in teaching online courses and es-tablishing online degree programs. Jeremy has also published on his work relating to virtual office hours, and has explored using various technologies to support student learning.

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Christina Love, PhD

Associate Teaching Professor, Physics

Christy Love is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Phys-ics and has substantive experience in teaching online, including creating at-home labs that use online tools and household items for a more active learning experience. Christy has interacted with DUCOM and collaborated with DUO in teaching hybrid courses, and served as a resource for her colleagues.

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James Mitchell

Professor, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

Jim Mitchell is a Professor in Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engi-neering and has significant experience with teaching, building programs, and supporting faculty in their professional development with regards to teaching (among other subjects). Jim has a long-standing interest in explor-ing AI-Based teaching approaches to improve STEM education.

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Dimitri Papadopoulos, EdD

Assistant Teaching Professor, Mathematics

Dimitri Papadopoulos is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Mathematics and has experience with developing online versions of Math courses and courses to teach undergraduate students how to teach. Dimitri has research interests in undergraduate math education and has been supporting faculty in the Math department during the transition to online teaching.

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Steven Weber, PhD

Professor and Department Head, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Steve Weber is a Professor and the Department Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Director of the Cybersecurity Institute, and has experience with developing online degree programs and supporting others in the transition to online ed. Steve has been working to understand faculty and student perspectives of online learning and how to promote best practices.

Additional Resources

  • CASTLE has resources for online learners , for teaching remotely, and additional pedagogical resources, which are being regularly updated.
  • The Instructional Technology Group can provide technical support for instructional technologies, including Bb Learn, Camtasia, Bb Collaborate, and Kaltura. They also have trainings and webinars.
  • The Video Collaboration and Production Group can provide technical support for video and audiovisual services.
  • The Remote Teaching Task Force has developed resources regarding remote teaching at Drexel.
  • The Online Learning Council and Online Learning Council Fellows support the OLC mission by developing and sharing strategies that have lasting impact on the design, delivery and outcomes of Drexel University’s online, hybrid and technology-enhanced face-to-face courses. The OLC Faculty Fellows offer a series of 2- to 5-week professional development courses and conduct course reviews.
  • The Teaching and Learning Center will be facilitating workshops and a “short course” to help faculty address specific pedagogical challenges. These workshops will be broadly advertised across the university, and will take place throughout the summer.
  • The Peer2Peer Network offers 1:1 faculty support with teaching and learning from a faculty perspective. This Network can help individual faculty find resources and opportunities that match the needs of the instructor. The Network can be contacted here: Peer2PeerSupportNetwork@drexel0.onmicrosoft.com.
  • The Graduate College has Remote Course Facilitators who are willing to help faculty with work related to student engagement, including: monitoring the chat window during Zoom sessions, creating and checking on breakout rooms, and managing the waiting room for courses. More information can be found here.
*funded by Howard Hughes Medical Institute