2016-2017 HSS Faculty Fellows
Associate Professor of History
Aaron Haberman earned his Ph.D. in History at the University of South Carolina. He has taught at UNC since 2007, with his classes focusing on 20th Century U.S. political, constitutional, and cultural history. Currently he is writing a social/cultural history of the long-distance running boom of the 1970s. In addition to his teaching and research, Professor Haberman has served on the HSS's Curriculum and Program Review and Assessment committees, and the Criterion 3 committee during the university's most recent HLC reaccreditation.
Associate Professor of Sociology
Josh Packard holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Vanderbilt University. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Social Research Lab (SRL), which conducts data collection and analysis projects for community partners both on and off campus. Through his teaching and work with the SRL, Dr. Packard is continually involved in developing creative and rigorous assessment efforts that provide high quality, actionable insights. He was the recipient of the 2015 Award for Excellence in Social Science Engaged Research. His work as a Faculty Assessment Fellow is focused on assessing general education.
Teaching and Learning Fellow
Assistant Professor of English
Sarah Cornish earned her Ph.D. from Fordham University, her MA from Boston College, and her BA from University of California Irvine. Dr. Cornish has taught at the University of Northern Colorado since 2013. In addition to teaching, Dr. Cornish is faculty advisor for UNC’s International Film Series (IFS), is co-director of the Department of English’s Writing Internship Program, and serves as secretary and member of the board for Greeley’s annual Go West Film Festival. She is also co-founder of the Feminist inter/Modernist Association (FiMA). Her research interests include (among others): British and American (transatlantic) modernism; women writers; urban and space/place theory; feminist theory; phenomenology of the city; film history and theory; and the digital turn (practices in Digital Humanities, multimodality, remediation).
Faculty Assessment Fellows
The UNC Faculty Assessment Fellows serve as liaisons between the Assessment Office and their respective colleges. Assessment Fellows provide consultation, guidance, and professional development on program-level assessment of student learning. During their inaugural year in 2011/2012, the Assessment Fellows conducted a listening tour of faculty perceptions regarding assessment and developed and taught workshops on various assessment related topics. In 2012-2013, the Assessment Fellows launched the Assessment Leadership Institute, which provides professional development for faculty teams to develop assessment plans. They continue to serve as consultants and are available to work with individual faculty, programs, and departments.
Faculty Teaching and Learning Fellows
Teaching and Learning Fellows collaborate with staff in the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) to more accurately assess and respond to the needs of faculty in their roles as educators. A major goal of the program is to share the expertise of excellent teachers right here on our campus by facilitating interdisciplinary conversations about what works and what doesn't. To meet this goal, Fellows develop college and campus-wide workshops, and provide one-on-one consultations to faculty in their colleges who would like more targeted advice. Each Fellow also completes an independent research project related to the scholarship of teaching and learning.