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Dr. Susana Solomon, Professor of Psychology, speaks to faculty members

By Suzy Alstrin

Reinhardt faculty make teaching students their top priority while continuing to learn from their colleagues. The annual colloquia series enables faculty to share innovative teaching methods, new ideas and perspectives, and research, projects, and passions with the campus community.

This academic year, thirteen faculty members delivered presentations. The wide array of disciplinary topics, including the University’s new scholars’ program, the research behind writing, and the inspiration and education of combining a musical recital with a master class. The final colloquium featured presentations by Shannon Gibson, Director of the Hill Freeman Library, and Dr. Susana Solomon, Professor of Psychology.

Gibson discussed faculty input to create a library section of shelves dedicated to the most important resources for students. She also explained an open educational resources (OER) pedagogy project all professors can utilize where students create and share knowledge. Dr. Solomon explored the cross-cultural dynamics in counseling.

Dr. Theresa Ast, Professor of History, serves on the Faculty Development Committee (FDC) and organizes the series. She says, “I am proud of our faculty and find their work very interesting. I enjoyed every one of the presentations. FDC was the first committee I served on at Reinhardt about 23 years ago and for three years I had the pleasure of managing the colloquia series. Getting to do this again has seemed like coming home.”

Shannon Gibson, Director of the Hill Freeman Library and Spruill Learning Center, speaks to faculty