Teaching at PBS

PBS Instructors who emphasize diversity and inclusion in their teaching

The statements below were contributed by the individual instructors and don’t necessarily reflect the views of DAC, but instead reflect the variety of perspectives on DEIJ in the classroom that exist in PBS.

In DEIJ-related work, Dr. Thomassen initiated a PBS partnership and taught for the Groups Scholars Program, IU’s residency “boot camp” to enhance underrepresented and disadvantaged student success. A regular Intensive Freshman Seminar instructor, Dr. Thomassen was honored to be one of three faculty piloting the Intensive Freshman Seminar General Education courses for Hudson and Holland Scholarship students, the largest scholarship program at IU for underrepresented groups. As a Kovener Teaching Fellow, Dr. Thomassen partnered with an undergraduate intern and PBS graduate students who are mentors in the Next-Gen Psych Scholars Program (NPSP), a mentorship program that pairs graduate students with traditionally underrepresented undergraduates interested in applying to graduate school in psychology.

Kovener Teaching Fellows

The Kovener Teaching Fellows Program—named in honor of donors Gary and Sharon Kovener—was launched in 2019 with the objective of supporting excellence in teaching. Its creation has enabled the College of Arts and Sciences to address issues of inclusive pedagogy – critically, experientially, and in applied format. The PBS faculty listed below are past and current participants in the program.

Learn more about the Kovener program