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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 2019 Fellows include graduate students from the English and Biology departments, the School of Engineering, and the Fletcher School.

Last year's Fellows included Ahmed Zayan, a MS/PhD Candidate in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Tufts, who designed and taught Harvesting Solar Energy.

Read about our popular "Bees to Beetles" class that began through the Gittleman Fellowship and was recently offered a second time. Visiting Lecturer Rachael Bonoan is now a post-doc in the Biology department.

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

Read more about past courses and Gittleman Teaching Fellows.

Robyn Gittleman Graduate Teaching Fellows Courses

Graduate Teaching Fellowship Applications

Applications are due January 10th for the Fall 2020 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.