Internet Governance Lab Faculty Director Dr. Laura DeNardis served as a panelist in a luncheon conversation on the scholar-teacher ideal moderated by AU President Sylvia Burwell during the 30th Ann Ferren Conference on Teaching, Research & Learning hosted by AU’s Center for Teaching, Research and Learning. The conference took place on Friday, January 11, 2019 at American University.
Dr. DeNardis was joined by fellow faculty panelists Angela Davis, Anthony Riley, and Núria Vilanova. This year’s conference theme was The & Thing - which aims to capture AU’s unique emphasis on teaching and scholarship and its attention to the student experience.
The Ann Ferren conference is an annual event that gathers colleagues from across the AU campus to share their insights and perspectives, with a particular focus on connections between the student experience and the various roles of scholars, teachers, mentors, practitioners, and administrators. This year’s conference encompassed 30 different sessions throughout the day. Former AU Interim Provost Ann Ferren, for whom the conference was named, was the featured speaker during the morning plenary session.
Last year, Dr. DeNardis was awarded AU’s highest honor: the Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award. This University Faculty Award recognizes an outstanding faculty member who has made significant contributions in the areas of teaching, research, and service.
To learn more about the Ann Ferren Conference, visit https://www.american.edu/ctrl/conference.cfm