Steven Lewis, a faculty member in the physics and astronomy department of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the incoming director of the Lilly Teaching Fellows Program in UGA’s Center for Teaching and Learning.
Current director Jean Martin-Williams, a professor of music and associate dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, is stepping down at the end of the spring semester after 11 years of leadership.
Each spring semester, 10 tenure-track assistant professors in their first three years at UGA are selected as CTL Lilly Teaching Fellows for a two-year program of professional development, interaction and engagement.
A Lilly Fellows alumnus from the 1999-2001 cohort, Lewis brings extensive experience in teaching innovation and mentorship to his new role. He received a Sandy Beaver Teaching Excellence Award in 2006 from the Franklin College and was co-recipient of the inaugural 2014 Creative Teaching Award for his work in developing a studio-based introductory physics sequence for engineering students using the SCALE-UP pedagogy. Now in his eleventh year as associate head of the physics and astronomy department, Lewis has mentored junior faculty in best teaching practices.
The selection process for 2017-2019 Lilly Teaching Fellows is entering its final stages, and the next cohort will be announced soon.