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FDI: Faculty Lunch & Learn with Dr. Marshall Hayes

May 5, 2017
Dr. Marshall Hayes

Creating Interactive Learning Environments and Bringing Class Content to Life: A Case for Immersive Role Playing via Reacting to the Past™ Pedagogy

May 5th Common Hour [12:50-1:45 p.m.], Wold 010

Speaker: Marshall L. Hayes New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics Kean University Union, NJ
Description: Dr. Hayes is an avid promoter of innovation in undergraduate STEM education through the use of creative and interactive teaching techniques, with the goals of influencing student attitudes towards learning, enhancing student engagement with scholarly material, and stimulating critical thinking, communication and self-confidence. His specific teaching activities range from elaborate role-playing scenarios to interactive case studies, focused reading groups and critical thinking exercises. In this presentation, Dr. Hayes will highlight his use of Reacting to the Past™ (RTTP) pedagogy, an approach developed by Professor Mark Carnes at Barnard College. Through RTTP, Dr. Hayes’ students are immersed in pivotal historical debates and challenged to apply their knowledge of complex ideas drawn from the classical literature.

Biography: Dr. Hayes is a Lecturer and Acting Coordinator of the Research First Initiative at the New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics (NJCSTM) at Kean University in Union, NJ. He received a B.A. from Williams College in Geosciences and Environmental Studies and then earned both a Master’s in Science Policy and a Ph.D. in Earth and Ocean Sciences from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Prior to joining the NJCSTM in 2015, Dr. Hayes spent nine years on the research faculty of the Dept. of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology at Cornell University investigating global biogeochemical cycles, molecular pathogenesis in bacteria and fungi, and the spatiotemporal dynamics of disease in the environment. 
This event is a part of the Faculty Development Institute, supported by the "Our Shared Humanities" grant to Union College by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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