Faculty Teaching Development Grants

The Sam Fox School invites proposals for Faculty Teaching Development Grants. These awards are intended to recognize stellar contributions in teaching, to support innovation, and to incentivize activities that further enrich the School through student instruction.

All Sam Fox School tenured and tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply, as well as full-time senior lecturers and lecturers who have taught at the School for at least one year prior to applying. Outcomes may include direct contributions to courses (new or existing), or may include faculty research work that advances course content. Up to four Faculty Teaching Development Grants will be awarded annually in the amount of $2,500.

Applications are now being accepted for Faculty Teaching Development Grants, for activity occurring December 2019 through December 2020 in support of spring 2020 and fall 2020 courses.

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Completed proposals must be submitted by email via at samfox-facultygrants@email.wustl.edu by November 15, 2019. Award decisions will be announced in early December 2019.

Questions about your proposal? Contact Nicole Allen at nallen@wustl.edu.

Questions about submitting your application? Contact Julie Owens at jowens@wustl.edu.

2018-19 Recipients

Penina Acayo Laker, assistant professor, to support the production of student work and guest lecturers for the communication design major elective Design for Social Impact.

D.B. Dowd, professor, to support the development of the two-course sequence The Illustrated Periodical and Literatures of Drawing for the new MFA in Illustration & Visual Culture program.

Jonathan Hanahan, assistant professor, to support the use of virtual reality technology in the new course Sculpting Realities.

Jennifer Ingram, senior lecturer, to support her participation at the Sustainability in Fashion, Regent’s University London & International Textile and Apparel Association Conference.

2017-18 Recipients

Michael Allen, senior lecturer, to support his seminar The Unruly Cit, and travel to the IASTE conference in Portugal.

Kelley Van Dyck Murphy, lecturer, to support the spring 2018 seminar Expanding Skin.

Tim Portlock, associate professor, to support the purchase of four projectors for time-based media classes.

Enrique Von Rohr, senior lecturer, to support the purchase of new technology for the class Alternative Displays.

2016-17 Recipients

Jonathan Hanahan, assistant professor, to support attendance and presentation at the 2017 EYEO Festival in Minneapolis.

John Hendrix, associate professor, to support purchase of a 22” Cintiq HD to gain expertise for the classroom/studio.

Linda C. Samuels, associate professor, to support attendance at Dr. Iris Patten’s Leadership Summit in Tuscon, Arizona, and Dr. Patten’s subsequent workshop for students at Washington University.

Lavender Tessmer, lecturer, to support employment of a student research assistant to help leverage past studio content.

2015-16 Recipients

Elena Cánovas, senior lecturer in architecture, to support research for the project Contemporary Urban Public Spaces_St. Louis City Chances, as well as a related workshop.

Carolyn Gaidis, lecturer in landscape architecture, to support the spring 2016 course Integrated Planting Design, which focused on the landscape ecology of the WashU campus.

Jennifer Ingram, senior lecturer in fashion design, to support attendance at the 2015 International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference, where she attended sessions on sustainability and innovation in design education.

Pablo Moyano, senior lecturer in architecture, to support the purchase of materials to build design mockups for the spring 2016 studio High Performance Building Enclosure.

2014-15 Recipients

Chandler Ahrens, assistant professor of architecture, to support implementation—including 3D printing for students—for the fall 2015 course Performance Enhancing, co-taught with Robin VerHage-Abrams, associate professor of fashion design.

Douglas Dowd, professor of art, to support the development of curated visual and bibliographic materials in digital format for use in teaching across multiple disciplines.

Elisa Kim, lecturer in architecture, to support attendance at the February 2015 ASHOKA Exchange conference and the spring 2015 course Design for Social Innovation.

Stephen Mueller, visiting assistant professor of architecture, to support the spring 2015 studio PROTOLOGICS/Urgent Typologies.