Teaching Innovators

At least once every year, we award a handful of ABLConnect Teaching Innovator Prizes to faculty members and graduate student instructors whose teaching demonstrates a conscious effort to reach solid academic goals while challenging and engaging students in thoughtful, creative, or interesting ways.  Recipients are awarded an honorarium and the opportunity to film a testimonial about their activity.  Below are their interviews where they describe their innovative activity. 


Paper Outline Workshop by Alexandra Schultz, Graduate Student (GSAS)

Case Study for the Regulation of Financial Institutions by Professor Howell Jackson, J.D., M.B.A. (HLS)

Parisian Narratives in Virtual Reality by Dr. Nicole Mills, Ph.D. and team (FAS) 

Lord of the Rings - Music Analysis by Dr. Katherine Pukinskis, Ph.D. (FAS)

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Empathetic Bridge Role-Play by Rosi Greenberg, Sarah ElRaheb, Marshall Ganz, Graduate Students (HKS)

Rosi Greenberg


Modeling the Ecological System for Children with Incarcerated Parents by Abena Subira Mackall, Graduate Student (HGSE)

Visual Arts in Dermatology: Training the Eye by Elizabeth Buzney, M.D. and Jennifer Huang, M.D. (HMS)

Paper Figure Jigsaw by Christopher Burtner, Ph.D. (DCE)

Simulated Auction for the Sale of an International Company by Mitchell Presser, J.D. (HLS)

ABL_MitchellPresser on Vimeo

Team Midterms by Jenny Hoffman, Ph.D. (FAS)



Community Service & Education by Ariane Liazos

Complex Stats, Simple Tech by Theodore Svoronos

 Theodore Svoronos - Health Policy on Vimeo


Mining Shakespeare by Peter Henstock

 Peter Henstock -- Machine Learning and Data Mining on Vimeo


Peer Learning for Dissection by Glenna Clifton

ABLConnect Prize Interview - Glenna Clifton on Vimeo



Dying in a New World by Christopher Allison

 Christopher Allison, American Studies on Vimeo


Farm to Fork Project by P.K. Newby

 P.K. Newby, Nutrition on Vimeo


Peer Review Revisions by Samuel Ronfard

 Samuel Ronfard, Human Development & Education on Vimeo


Real Estate Investment Pitch Project by Teo Nicolais


Fall 2014

From Text to Hypertext by Thenesoya Vidina Martín de la Nuez

 Thenesoya Martín De la Nuez, Roman Languages and Literature on Vimeo


Planning a Documentary Film on Developmental Biology by Kaitlyn Choi

 Kaitlyn Choi, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology on Vimeo


Mock Congressional Hearing by Jonathan Bruno

 Jonathan Bruno, Department of Government on Vimeo


Spring 2014

Name Five by Kellie Carter Jackson

 Kellie Carter Jackson, African and African-American Studies on Vimeo


Theme and Variations: Understanding Musical Style by Bill O'Hara

 William O'Hara, Music on Vimeo

Mapping Indian Political Institutions by Emily Clough

 Emily Clough, Government on Vimeo

Bring a Goddess to a Party by Maria Metzler

 Maria Metzler, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations on Vimeo

Globe Toss Icebreaker by Michael Parzen