June 6, 2017—CSWS faculty affiliate Julie Voelker-Morris is one of two UO faculty members selected to receive 2017-18 Williams Fellowships for commitment to undergraduate education.
From Around the O:
“Voelker-Morris, a senior instructor of the Arts and Administration Program in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, is known for continuously striving to improve student learning by connecting her students with various cultural communities. She teaches courses in arts and culture management as well as in comics and cartoon studies, first-year programs and common reading.
“Voelker-Morris invites students to explore ‘ways in which creative work and practice both enforce and challenge prevailing norms of and practices around significant social issues,’ said Patricia Lambert, former director of the Arts and Administration Program.
“Williams Fellows receive $5,000 each and another $5,000 goes to help their departments bolster the undergraduate learning experience.”
Samantha Hopkins in the Department of Earth Sciences also received a Williams Fellowship.
The Williams Fund for Undergraduate Education, through its Williams Council, also awarded seven instructional grants, two of which went to UO faculty affiliates. Madonna Moss, a professor in the Department of Anthropology, received an instructional grant for: Enhancing Experiential Learning: The Archaeology of Wild Foods.
Kathryn Lynch, an instructor in the Environmental Studies Program, received an instructional grant along with senior instructor Peg Boulay for Wolves: Conversations in Conservation and Controversy, an Interdisciplinary Field Course.
You can learn more about this award in this Around the O article on the 2017-18 Williams Fellows.