“What is my child going to do with a degree in that?” is a question Art History professor Jay Curley has had to answer a time or two in his four years at Wake Forest University. “People think of Art History as this very traditional, fuddy-duddy type of class,” he explained, “but it’s actually one [...]
Hear what Sarah Crosier (’13) and Dr. Ellen Miller have to say about this unique Anthropology course!
Hear Dr. John Oksanish and Dr. Michael Sloan explain some of the exciting things they are currently teaching in the Department of Classical Languages.
What do Werewolves, Mermaids, Cyborgs, and Dexter have in common? Answer: German 399. Three days a week, Dr. Tina Boyer engages ten students in the analysis of literary representations of “monsters” and the monstrous. “People are always a little skeptical about monsters and teaching it as a course,” Boyer explained. “They think it’s perhaps too [...]
While teaching an upper-division Biochemistry course, Patricia Dos Santos began to notice something. “Students learn different concepts in Biology, Chemistry, and Orgo, but they don’t have a class or activity that brings all of those concepts together,” she said. In an effort to give students a chance to formally put the pieces together, Dos Santos [...]
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The coveted mentor relationship shared between a Faculty member and a student has long been upheld as the hallmark of a Wake Forest education. When a professor takes the time to invest in a student both academically and personally, the results can be life-changing, for both parties. “It is actually a very give and take [...]
After volunteering to tutor students at Northwest Middle School for the better part of a decade, Anne Boyle, the Director of the Wake Forest Writing Program, came to a dramatic realization. “I realized they needed about eighteen more of me, and probably younger.” When faced with the harsh realities of an Equity-Plus school, where over [...]
Advanced-career faculty with a desire for innovative teaching took part this summer in a retreat at Graylyn sponsored by the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC), a Wake Forest resource designed to help faculty meet the challenges of teaching in and across the disciplines and Schools. The idea for the retreat came when Catherine Ross, Director [...]