Scholars in Residence

 


Karen Barton

Karen Barton

Karen holds a B.A. in Social Ecology (with a minor in Criminology) from the University of California, Irvine. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D, both in Geography, from the University of Arizona. Before moving to Colorado, she was a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and has since taught courses in world geography, sustainable development, nature and society, food systems and study abroad to Nicaragua, Peru and Morocco. Her research interests focus on the intersection of nature and culture, and the resultant resource conflicts surrounding contested nature-society interactions.  Over the past several years she has been studying the millennial generation and the ways in which technology mediates young peoples’ relationship to nature.  Alongside her colleague Chuck Collins, Dr. Barton is also conducting fieldwork to better understand community adaptations to “food deserts” in eastern Colorado. Her interests in education include the promotion of experiential and field-based experiences for undergraduate students.  Dr. Barton grew up in New Jersey, and has lived and worked in various parts of the world, including New Zealand, the U.K., and China. Her hobbies include swimming, running, cooking, and creative writing.

 

Sarah AllenSarah Allen

Sarah is an Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO, where she serves as a Rhetoric and Composition scholar and teacher. Her current book project is under contract with Parlor Press and WAC Clearinghouse, and she has placed articles in Rhetoric Review and in Educational Philosophy and Theory; she also has book chapters in Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing (Parlor Press) and in Research Writing Revisited: A Sourcebook for Teachers (Heinemann). Her scholarship generally explores the ethics of the personal essay, and this work informs her teaching, as she continues her efforts to discover the most useful and effective ways of assisting students in engaging with difficult, dense material and in generating complex, rigorous writings of their own.

 


Past Scholars in Residence

 

The Instructional Designer Course Map:

Linda Lorh, Ed.D. 2007 - 2008

Review of cognitive load theory, 4-steps, sizing up the learner, stating the outcome, making it happen and knowing what the learner knows by Dr. Linda Lohr.


Lesson Experiments: A Teacher-Scholar Model of Learning to Teach from One’s Own Teaching:

Robert Powers, Ed.D. 2008 - 2009

Experiment focused on how to teach from your own teaching and how to capture your experience to share with other teachers.


Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

Dianna Gray, Ph.D. 2009 - 2011

The formal study of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), also known as evidence based teaching/learning, can serve as a springboard for improving teaching as well as providing research and publication opportunities (just think about how many times colleagues have asked you for some of your teaching ideas or material). 

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Project NExT: New Experiences in Teaching

Gulden Karakok, Ph.D. 2011 - 2012

This professional development program is for new or recent Ph.D.s in the mathematical sciences. It addresses all aspects of an academic career: improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, engaging in research and scholarship, and participating in professional activities. It also provides the participants with a network of peers and mentors as they assume these responsibilities.


Project NExT: New Experiences in Teaching

Katherine Morrison, Ph.D. 2012 - 2013

This professional development program is for new or recent Ph.D.s in the mathematical sciences. It addresses all aspects of an academic career: improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, engaging in research and scholarship, and participating in professional activities. It also provides the participants with a network of peers and mentors as they assume these responsibilities.