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Godsey named Faculty Teaching Fellow

UMD Assistant Professor Chris Godsey looking straight at the camera
February 3, 2019

English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies (ELWS) faculty member Chris Godsey named Faculty Teaching Fellow.

Assistant Professor Chris Godsey has been named the 2019 University of Minnesota Center for Educational Innovation Faculty Teaching Fellow at UMD.

Since the late 1990s Dr. Godsey has taught first-year and upper-division composition, first-year-seminar, and occasional cultural studies courses. He completed his Doctorate of Education in Teaching and Learning in December 2017. His autoethnographic dissertation — Making a Big Deal out of Nothing: White Supremacy, Patriarchy, and Teacher Preeminence — examines self-awareness and teaching insights he built during nine years of co-facilitating critical dialogue among men arrested for using violence against women.

Dr. Godsey's experiences and inquiry have taught him that mindful critical dialogue is an invaluable method for helping human beings in any context build and learn how to apply self-awareness about their often unexamined actions, intentions, and beliefs.

Please consider attending the 2019 UMD Critical Dialogues in Teaching and Learning. The program is part of a University of Minnesota Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) initiative to support teaching inquiry and educational priorities at the University's campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester. At UMD, the CEI works closely with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

For more information about topics, dates, times, and the CEI Teaching Fellow program, please visit the Critical Dialogues in Teaching and Learning website or contact Assistant Professor Godsey at RSVPs to the same address are appreciated, but it's OK to show up for dialogues without sending one.

Learn more about the Department of English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies.