The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning enthusiastically announces two returning Graduate Assistants on our staff for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Graduate Assistants in the Center assist in the administration of the Certificate in University Teaching Skills (CUTS) program, conduct interactive workshops, consult with graduate students about teaching, conduct teaching observations, and assist Center staff with the implementation and assessment of programs.
Both GAs this year are hard working and committed to the mission of the center, and both bring their own teaching experiences and pedagogical knowledge to the role.
Mitchell is a doctoral candidate in the Experimental Psychology program (social concentration). His experiences have included both research and teaching. He earned his MS in Experimental Psychology from Western Illinois University in 2011 where he studied dehumanization and interpersonal rejection. Mitchell joined SLU in 2012 and currently studies intergroup helping, stereotyping, and prejudice. Additionally, he has been involved in research considering students’ perceptions of psychology as a science. In addition to his research experiences, Mitch has taught sections of General Psychology and Methods and Statistics.
Yang Li (Emily)
Emily is a graduate student in the Curriculum and Instruction Doctoral Program (Cross-cultural Educational Studies). Her experiences have included both research and teaching. She earned her BA in English Literature from Qingdao University, China in 2014. She earned her MA in Educational Leadership and Administration from Saint Louis University in 2016. As she continues her Ph.D. work, she is working on comparative studies between American and Chinese educational systems. In addition to her research experiences, Emily has worked as a tutor for the English Language Center for two years and has been a TA in the Department of Language Literatures and Cultures where she taught the lab component of a Chinese language course. She also volunteered at St. Louis Language Immersion School teaching elementary students Chinese.
We look forward to the contributions that Mitch and Emily bring to all those the Reinert Center serves.