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Galyardt selected as a CTL Fellow for Innovative Teaching

  |   Michael Childs   |   Permalink   |   Kudos

April Galyardt, an assistant professor of educational psychology, has been selected as a member of the inaugural cohort of the University of Georgia Center for Teaching and Learning's "Teaching Fellows for Innovative Teaching" program.

Galyardt is one of 24 UGA faculty members who have been accepted as Teaching Fellows.

The program, funded in part by the Office of the Vice President for Instruction, will change focus each academic year to align with topics of strategic importance for the university. The 2015 activities for the CTL Fellows for Innovative Teaching will focus on "Flipping the Classroom."

The program aims to provide faculty who teach challenging and/or high-demand courses with support and collaboration to institute robust "flipped" pedagogical approaches in their courses;

Galyardt's area of expertise is in statistics, educational data mining, psychometrics and statistical machine learning. Her research interest focus on cognitive strategy modeling, mixed membership models and text analysis.

She received an Early Career Faculty Grant in 2013, a Provost Summer Research Grant in 2014 and a 2014-15 Service Learning Fellowship, all from UGA.

Galyardt received her Ph.D. in statistics from Carnegie Mellon University in 2012. She joined the UGA faculty in 2012.

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