Reinert Center Welcomes New Graduate Assistants

The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning enthusiastically announces the newest members of our staff.

Graduate Assistants: Adaobi Anakwe and Victoria Carter

Adaobi is a doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics with a focus in maternal, child and family health under the supervision of Dr. Pamela Xaverius. Prior to joining SLU, she graduated with a master’s degree in public health from the University of Missouri – Columbia. At both institutions she has been involved in teaching global health and conducting research on preconception health, youth engagement, health risk behavior, health promotion and family and community health. She has worked on research projects in rural Missouri, rural South Africa, and the city of St. Louis. Adaobi has experience designing course syllabi, teaching both in-person and online formats, and course management using Blackboard and Canvas.

Victoria is a graduate student in the Social Work Department of the College of Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University. She joined the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning in July 2020. Victoria earned her BA in Psychology at Spelman College and her Master of Social Work at Washington University. Victoria has her clinical license in social work (LCSW) and has expertise in mental health and youth participatory practices. Victoria has experience teaching Human Behavior through the Life Span for undergraduate majors and non-majors. Prior to entering her Ph.D. program, Victoria worked as a school social worker in St. Louis City.  Working in the school system is where Victoria discovered her passion for working with young people.

Graduate Assistants in the Center assist in the administration of the Certificate in University Teaching Skills (CUTS) program, conduct research on teaching and learning topics, consult with graduate students about teaching, conduct teaching observations, and assist Center staff with the implementation and assessment of programs.

We look forward to the contributions that Adaobi and Victoria bring to all those the Reinert Center serves.