Faculty Fellows Program

 Engaged Listening (EL) Faculty Fellows Program

The EL Fellows program helps faculty acquire and employ the tools of listening and deliberation.  If we seek to expand the range of subjects that we will tackle as an intellectual community, we need to intentionally build the structure for those conversations.  Facilitation is an acquired skill, one that can look quite different from the role of subject matter expert that faculty usually inhabit.

We will host nine fellows each semester (Fall and Spring), ending in Spring 2021.  Some of our fellows may adopt Engaged Listening as the content of their courses (examples: environmental communication, sophomore seminar in the liberal arts, intercultural rhetoric).  Other fellows may adopt Engaged Listening as the process of their courses (example: courses on Foucault, Public Finance, or Genomics might incorporate some mix of deliberative dialogue, structured debate, or public speaking).


The deadlines for the F19 EL Fellows is Monday, April 8 at 5 pm.  All applicants should submit their files through the Google Form here. You can see the application questions in advance here: EL-Fellows-application-questions Fall 2019

Terms of Agreement for all Fellows –  please read carefully! Each fellow will receive a salary stipend ($6000), funding to support the purchase of course materials ($500), and financial support for a visiting speaker connected to the course ($1500). In exchange, each EL Fellow will be asked to agree to the following:

  • Link one of their courses in the Fall 2019 semester to the EL project.
  • Participate in a two-day workshop in late August 2019
  • Employ and experiment with these techniques during the semester.
  • Attend six working lunches during the semester, approximately every two weeks. Lunches will involve some mix of debriefing, troubleshooting, and public presentation.

About the Spring 2019 Fellows

We had nineteen applications for the first cohort of EL Fellows.  The nine fellows (listed below) have each linked a spring course to the Engaged Listening program.

  • Jonathan Miller-Lane (Education Studies): EDST 115, Education in the USA
  • Edward Vazquez (History of Art and Architecture): HARC 100, Monuments and Ideas in Western Art
  • Antonia Losano (English/ American Literature and Gender Studies): ENAM 205, Introduction to Contemporary Literary Theory
  • Ata Anzali (Religion): RELI 258, The Qur’an
  • Maggie Clinton (History): HIST 475, Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism in Asia
  • Chong-suk Han (Sociology): SOAN 376, Politics of Identity
  • Kemi Fuentes-George (Political Science): PSCI 372, Gender of International Relations
  • Martin Abel (Economics): ECON 405, Economics of Discrimination
  • Carly Thomsen (Gender, Sexuality, Feminist Studies): GSFS 289, Introduction to Queer Critique