CEILS “Scientific Teaching Fellows” are faculty who have pursued professional development opportunities in teaching pedagogy in one or more areas of expertise. We thank them for their dedication to teaching!

Biology Scholars

The Biology Scholars Program receives funding through a National Science Foundation grant and is managed by the American Society for Microbiology. NSF support validates ASM’s efforts to transform biology education. The Biology Scholars Program seeks to improve undergraduate biology education based on evidence of student learning. In the past nine years, the Program has prepared more than 200 biologists to engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and lead the life science professional societies in new ways of practicing undergraduate teaching and mentoring in the discipline. Acceptance into the Biology Scholars Program is a highly regarded, prestigious honor that will prove to be an incredible learning experience and networking opportunity.

Academy of Inquiry Based Learning Scholars

Academy of Inquiry Based Learning LogoAIBL is a community of college math instructors, math teachers, and supporters of inquiry-based learning.  Our philosophy is “big tent IBL.”  What this means is that we define IBL broadly, and support the use of a wide range of empirically-validated teaching methods in mathematics courses consistent with courses where students are (a) deeply engaged in rich mathematical tasks, and (b) have ample opportunities to collaborate with peers (where collaboration is defined broadly).

One of the goals of AIBL is to improve undergraduate math education via increasing the use of IBL methods across a wide range of courses and institutional environments.  We support instructors interested in teaching IBL courses and support a community interested in adapting IBL to suit specific, local needs of instructors, students, and institutions.

Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching

Yale Summer Institutes

Scientific Teaching Fellows are individuals who have completed a summer institute on scientific teaching. UCLA will begin hosting local summer institutes in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a scientific teaching fellow, please contact CEILS at media@ceils.ucla.edu.

Faculty Scientific Teaching Scholars

2015 Biology Scholars

Jordan Moberg Parker, Biology Scholars Assessment Residency 2014-2015, UCLA Department for Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics.

2016 Inquiry Based Learning Scholars

Will Conley, Department of Mathematics

Jane Shevtsov, DBER Fellow, Life Sciences Core

2016 Summer Institute Scientific Teaching Fellows

Tony Friscia, Integrative Biology and Physiology

Jess Gregg, Center for Education Innovation and Learning in the Sciences

Rachel Kennison, Division of Undergraduate Education

Francie Mercer, Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics

2015 Summer Institute Scientific Teaching Fellows

Ronnie Choe, Integrative Biology and Physiology

Joseph Esdin, Life Sciences Core

Elizabeth Roth-Johnson, DBER Fellow for the Center for Education and Innovations in the Sciences

Zorica Scuric, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology

Nadia Sellami, DBER Fellow for the Center for Education and Innovations in the Sciences

Shanna Shaked, Physics and Astronomy

Sharmila Venugopal, Integrative Biology and Physiology

Xia Yang, Integrative Biology and Physiology

2014 Summer Institute Scientific Teaching Fellows

Rachelle Crosbie-Watson, Integrative Biology and Physiology

Hung Pham, Life Sciences Core

Blaire Van Valkenburgh, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

2006 Summer Institute Scientific Teaching Fellows

Gaston Pfluegl, Life Sciences Core

Erin Sanders, Center for Education Innovation and Learning in the Sciences

2005 Summer Institute Scientific Teaching Fellows

Debra Pires, Life Sciences Core