Congratulations to our latest recipients of NTFC’s Professional Development Grants, Dr. Charles Fogelman, Dr. Sihui Ma, Raquel Goebel, MS, ad Dr. Jose Atiles! Read more below about these and previous winners will use their grants.
We have more grants available for the 2019-2020 academic year–apply here. Be sure to also use your $500 in Professional Development Funds guaranteed to you by our new contract–this money expires in July and does not roll over into the next year!
Dr. Charles Fogelman
Dr. Fogelman is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the LAS Global Studies Program who received his PhD from UIUC in Geography in 2017. His research centers around the relationships between land and people, and his most recent project focuses on land tenure, gender and authority in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. In April, he will use his grant to present his paper on undergraduate pedagogies of poverty studies to the American Association of Geographies Conference in Denver.
Dr. Sihui Ma
Dr. Sihui Ma is a Lecturer and an Undergraduate Advisor in Food Science & Human Nutrition. She researches the best production methods for juices and ciders and student responses to cell phone use, among other topics. She will use her grant to attend the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Annual Conference in Las Cruces, New Mexico in June.
Dr. Jose Atiles
Dr. Jose Atiles is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociology, specializing in Criminology, Law, and Society. His research interests include: law and Society and Sociology of law; State of Exception and Legal/Political theory; Political Economy, Law and Economic Crises; Crimes of the Powerful (including State Crimes, Corporate Crimes, Economic Crimes, Corruption and Tax Avoidance); Colonialism and Anti-Colonial Movements; Social, Political and Environmental Movements and processes of criminalization; Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. In May, Dr. Atiles will use his grant money to present a paper on Puerto Rico’s tax-haven economic crisis at the Law and Society Association’s Annual Meeting in Denver.
Raquel Castro Goebel
Born in Fortaleza, Brazil, Raquel has a Law Degree and a Specialization in Tax Law and Legal Proceedings from the University of Fortaleza- UNIFOR, Brazil, and a Masters degree in Human Resource Management from Troy University, Alabama. Raquel has consistently been ranked as outstanding by her students, and has previously received the Less Commonly Taught Languages Partnership Grant for her work teaching Portuguese. Raquel is invested in applying the latest instructional methodologies and technologies to meet student demands, and frequently cooperates with the local and international Portuguese community to bring native speakers to work with her students. She will use her grant to attend and present at the International Conference for the Teachers of Portuguese-EMEP-at Harvard University in August, 2020.
Dr. Ian Hensley
Dr. Hensley is a Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy who received his PhD from Cornell University in 2016. His research focuses primarily on Greek and Roman metaphysics. He will use the grant to present at the Central Meeting of the American Philosophical Association in Chicago in February.
Dr. Eman Saadah
Dr. Saadah is a Teaching Associate Professor, Director of the Less Commonly Taught Languages Program, Director and Language Coordinator of Arabic, and Advisor for the Minor in Arabic Studies. Her research focuses on Egyptian and Palestinian heritage speakers of Arabic. She will use the grant to attend the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Convention and Expo taking place in San Antonio, Texas in November.
Amanda Bales joined the University of Illinois as a Lecturer in 2016. Amanda will use the grant to present at the 4th Annual Creative Writing Studies Conference in San Antonio, Texas in March. Her presentation will be a call for fiction instructors to embrace, and even encourage, their students to use the second person point of view in their stories, noting its unique ability to negotiate the rhetorical space between reader and story.