The Academic Minute for 2020.09.28-2020.10.02


The Academic Minute from 09.28 – 10.02

Monday, September 28th
Jeanne Carey Ingle Bridgewater State University
Teaching in the Time of COVID-19
Jeanne Carey Ingle, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Bridgewater State University (MA). She is relatively new to higher education after working for many years as an urban elementary school teacher. She teaches courses in elementary education, inequality in education, educational technology, and English learner education. In addition, she coordinates student teaching experiences and undergraduate research programs. Her research includes teacher experiences during remote emergency teaching, best methods for supporting English learners, increasing access to undergraduate research for marginalized groups and using immersive technologies to prepare pre-service teachers. Follow Dr. Ingle on Twitter @careyingle.

Tuesday, September 29th
Jodie N. Mader – Thomas More University
The COVID-19 Pause
Dr. Mader is a native of Fort Thomas, Kentucky. She received a B.A. in History in 1998 from Thomas More College, earned her MA in 2001 from the University of Cincinnati (UC), and PhD in History from the University of Kentucky (UK) in 2008. Dr. Mader was appointed Assistant Professor of History at Thomas More in 2009 after short stints as an instructor at UC and UK. Dr. Mader teaches World Civilizations I and II and upper-level courses in Women and Gender in Modern Europe, American Women, Modern Britain, and War and Society. Her orientation in the classroom is to make history real, fun, and interesting to students, whether they are history majors or not. Her areas of specialization include Modern Europe, World History, Women’s History, Studies of War and Empire, and Modern British history. Dr. Mader’s scholarship and research interests include presenting conference papers at places such as St. Louis, Richmond, Louisville, and Boston.  Her current research is on the South African War as well as the Women’s Liberation Movement in the United States.  In her free time, Dr. Mader enjoys playing softball, reading, and spending time with her two boys and husband.

Wednesday, September 30th
Heather Houser – University of Texas at Austin
I’m an associate professor of English at The University of Texas at Austin and hold affiliations with American Studies, Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, and Rapoport Center for Human Rights & Justice. My first book is Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction: Environment and Affect (Columbia UP, 2014), which won the 2015 Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP) Book Prize and was shortlisted for the 2014 British Society for Literature and Science (BSLS) Book Prize. My new book, Infowhelm: Environmental Art and Literature in an Age of Data, appeared with Columbia UP in May 2020. In 2019-20, I am chair of the Organizing Committee of Planet Texas 2050, UT’s first Bridging Barriers grand research challenge. I’m also the Associate Graduate Advisor for English in 2020-21 and an associate editor at Contemporary Literature.

Thursday, October 1st
Cynthia Orozco – Eastern New Mexico University
A Grassroots Latina Civil Rights Activist and Intellectual
Author of Agent of Change: Adela Sloss Vento, Mexican American Civil Rights Activist and Texas Feminist and No Mexicans, Women or Dogs Allowed: The Rise of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement.

Friday, October 2nd
Gundolf Graml – Agnes Scott College
Tourism and the 75th Anniversary of the Second Austrian Republic
Professor Graml’s interests include German and Austrian literature and culture, transnational studies, cultural studies, film/visual studies, cultural anthropology, and postcolonial studies.