The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) has selected Dr. Amani Marshall, lecturer in Georgia State’s history department, to receive the center’s first university-wide Teaching for Social Justice and Democracy Award. The award recognizes faculty who integrate current social issues into their courses to better engage students and help them expand their social, emotional and expressive capacities toward developing complex views of citizenship and self.
Marshall received the award during the first workshop in CETL’s Spring 2019 Teaching for Social Justice and Democracy series, where he spoke about the results of redesigning his U.S. History survey course.
“CETL congratulates Dr. Marshall,” said Tiffany Green-Abdullah, associate director of learning community development at CETL, who coordinates the award and workshop series. “The award recognizes how Dr. Marshall has effectively integrated social justice themes throughout his course. He is extremely effective in connecting the past to present day issues, thus encouraging students to use their own insights and primary sources to critique history. Work like his helps students become more confident in their own analysis and has the potential to serve as a model for application in other courses and programs.”
Videos of talks in the workshop series are available at https://cetl.gsu.edu/sjd.
– Cassie Wilcox, Office of Instructional Innovation and Technology