Three Mercer nominees to the prestigious Governor's Teaching Fellows have been selected for the program. Two professors studied in the program this summer, and one will enter the yearlong program this fall.
This summer selectees are: Anthony Choi, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer engineering at the School of Engineering, and Brenda Callahan, Ph.D., assistant professor of counseling and associate coordinator for the graduate program in clinical mental health counseling in the College of Continuing and Professional Studies. They were fellows in the two-week Summer Symposium Program, May 10-21. The fall selectee is Zipangani M. Vokhiwa, Ph.D., assistant professor of science in the College of Continuing and Professional Studies. He will be a Fellow in the Academic Year Symposium, meeting in six three-day symposia during the academic year.
The program was established in 1995 by then-Gov. Zell Miller to provide Georgia’s higher education faculty with expanded opportunities for developing important teaching skills, particularly those addressing how to use emerging technologies in the classroom.
Faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the state apply to become one of the Fellows chosen for the highly competitive program. It is unusual for more than one professor from a university to be selected.
Some of the criteria for selection in the program include: excellence in teaching, interest in continuing to improve instruction, ability to have an impact on the home campus and the strong commitment of the home institution to the faculty member’s participation.