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2022-2023

Fall 2022

BSCI 1510: Introduction to Biological Sciences

Jim Patton
Stevenson professor
of Biological Sciences

Todd Graham
Stevenson professor
of Biological Sciences

Learning Assistants

Marisa Albarran
Priya Bhatt
Hannah Chen
Joel Elasy
Tristen Gittens
Natalie Loveridge
Gian Luca Lupica-Tondo
Maya Reddy
Kate Spears
Helen Yang

How the LAs were integrated

Flipped classroom. Open
question and answer at
the beginning of class and
then LAs discussed new
problems with students in
small groups afterwards.
LAs hosted Zoom
meetings on Fridays to go
over questions from the
lectures each week.

Thomas Clements
Senior lecturer and
LA Director
Biological Sciences

Katherine Friedman
Associate professor
and Vice Chair of
Biological Sciences

Learning Assistants

Zoe Abel
Tucker Apgar
Vignesh Chennupati
Sriya Jonnakuti
Min Joo Kim
Victoria Li
Robert McCarthy
Cheryl Quartey
Brina Ratangee
Mary Wilson Screws
Tristan Sealy
Henoc Zinga

How the LAs were integrated

Students prepared for
class by watching videos
and completing a
worksheet for participation
credit; each LA led a
discussion of the
worksheet in a separate
room in a small group, with
faculty members visiting
each room.

CHEM 1601: General Chemistry

Tara Todd
Principal senior lecturer in
Chemistry and Director of
Undergraduate Studies

Learning Assistants


Heena Cho
Mason Engle
Jasmin Elnaggar
Minoli Fernando
Camilla Guel
Catherine Hobbs
Shani Israel
Weixi (Vincent) Kang
Dev Patel
Alex Ruemmler
Arthur Yu

How the LAs were integrated

LAs led small group discussion
during the last third of class.

Adam List
Prinicipal senior lecturer
in Chemistry

Learning Assistants

Kyle Davis
Avery Fortier
Hailey Kramer
Joey Lu
Cierra Lyons
Jalil Mitchell
Thu Nguyen
Chloe Tzau
Soumya Vytla
Yuhan Wang

How the LAs were integrated

LAs led small group discussion
during the last third of class.

CHEM 2222: Organic Chemistry

Katie Clements
Senior lecturer of Chemistry

Learning Assistants

Ugonna Adugba
Cassandra Atzrodt
Abisola Lawal
Jazlyn Selvasingh
Kenny Ta

How the LAs were integrated

Students prepared for
class by watching videos.
Class is interspersed with
short lectures. LAs led a
discussion of material in
small groups with faculty
member walking around.

EES 1510: The Dynamic Earth: Introduction to Geological Sciences

Lily Claiborne
Principal senior lecturer
of Earth and Environmental
Sciences and Director of
Undergraduate Studies

Learning Assistants

Rachel Brewer
Lauryn Gayles
Easton Maxey
Bryca Song-Weiss
Jeremy Tallong

How the LAs were integrated

Provide support as students
work through problems and
answer questions in small
groups during class.

BSCI 1103: Green Earth: The Biodiversity and Evolution of Plants

Amanda Benson
Senior lecturer of
Biological Sciences

Learning Assistants

Induja Kumar
Grace Kevin-Aligah
Nora Fellas
Jake Gorham

How the LAs were integrated

Provide support as students
work through problems and
answer questions in small
groups during class.

NSC 3269: Developmental Neuroscience

Elizabeth Catania
Assistant professor
in Neuroscience
and Director of
Undergraduate Studies

Learning Assistants

Malak Elmessiry
Kayla Furney
Quint Gfroerer
Carly Peacock
Yufan (Fiona) Shan
Phoebe Young

How the LAs were integrated

Students prepared for class
by watching lecture videos.
In class, LA’s led small
groups of students through
assignments reviewing or
extending the lecture
videos. Assignments
ranged from worksheets, to
review of data and figures
from papers to short
problem based learning
type questions.

PHYS 1501: Physics

Savanna Starko
Senior lecturer in
Physics & Astronomy

Learning Assistants

Leen Alabdalla
Gayatri Aluri
Makenzie Baker
Chris Bozorgmehr
Marina He
Samantha Josephson
Grace Lee
Ismail Mohyuddin
Neeraj Namburu
Sanjana Padala
Amelia Shaddinger
Isra Shuster
Harrison Stuart
Olivia Grace Ward
Jack Yarnall

How the LAs were integrated

LAs led small group discussions
and active learning exercises
interspersed with short lectures.

PSY 2100: Quantitative Methods

Ashleigh Maxcey
Senior lecturer and
research assistant
professor of Psychology

Learning Assistants

Yi-Han Chen
Chloe Hord
Sophia Mueller
Brittany Polevikov

How the LAs were integrated

LAs lead data
visualization activities
once a week. They
assisted students in
learning data
visualization techniques
on Excel.

SCED 2330: Pedagogy Seminar

Cynthia Brame
Associate director,
Center for Teaching

Learning Assistants

Cassandra Atzrodt
Kate Spears

How the LAs were integrated

Amy Palmeri
Associate professor of the
Practice, Early Childhood
and Elementary Education

Learning Assistants

Mary Wilson Screws
Jack Yarnall

How the LAs were integrated