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Robyn Gittleman Graduate Teaching Fellows

Howard Woolf and Robyn Gittleman

Tufts PhD and MFA students have a special opportunity to apply for a Robyn Gittleman Graduate Teaching Fellowship. Named for our former director of forty years, the Gittleman Teaching Fellowship encourages advanced Tufts graduate students to gain teaching experience through the Experimental College.

Recent Gittleman Teaching Fellows

The Fall 2020 Gittleman Fellows include:

  • Zdenka Myslikova, a PhD candidate in International Relations at Tufts’ Fletcher School, teaching Environmental Problem Solving for a Habitable World
  • Nick Rabb, a PhD student jointly studying computer science and cognitive science in the School of Engineering at Tufts, teaching Information Technology & Society
  • Ashley Wilcox, a PhD candidate in English Literature at Tufts, teaching Crimes and Criminals in the Popular Imagination
  • Peter Spearman, a PhD student in the department of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies at Tufts, teaching Earned: Video Games and Memory Made in Virtual Time 

Read about our popular "Bees to Beetles" class that began through the Gittleman Fellowship and was recently offered a second time. Tufts Biology PhD Rachael Bonoan is now an Assistant Professor at Providence College.

"American Witches," taught by recent English Dept. PhD Christine Payson, was also developed through a Gittleman Fellowship, and was recently featured in Tufts Now.

Robyn Gittleman Graduate Teaching Fellows Courses

Graduate Teaching Fellowship Applications

Applications are due January 18th for the Fall 2021 semester.
Amy Meyer

Gittleman Teaching Fellow Amy Meyer

"The ExCollege gave me the rare opportunity to design a course not typically offered to undergraduates. I had the freedom to craft my own interdisciplinary syllabus, and the time to dive deeply in discussion with students. Tufts students are curious, thoughtful, and engaged. Students' feedback throughout my time with the ExCollege helped shape future versions of the course, and strengthened my skills as a teacher."
—Amy Meyer, Instructor for Circus and Society.