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Interdisciplinary Faculty Collaborate on Publication

Professor and Chair of the Department of Biology Dr. Darlene Panini, Associate Professor of Education Dr. Sally Barton-Arwood, Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Dr. Lauren Lunsford, Professor of Chemistry and Physics Dr. Kim Daus, Director of Clinical Practice Kate McGowan, Associate Professor of English Dr. Bonnie Smith Whitehouse and Associate Professor of Math and Education Dr. Ryan Fox recently published an article titled, “Using an Interdisciplinary Critical Friends Group to Manage the Risks with Innovative Teaching” in Innovations in College Science Teaching, a monograph published by the Society for College Science Teachers.

The article stems from their work as an interdisciplinary professional development group and their collaboration to facilitate workshops for middle and high school teachers through an Improving Teacher Quality grant received from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.