Project for Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Pedagogy

School of Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Arts and Sci­ences, Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton Bothell

The Grad­u­ate School Fund for Excel­lence and Innovation

2013–2014 Fel­low­ship Opportunity

Dead­line: Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 25, 2013



The Project for Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Ped­a­gogy (PIP) pro­vides an oppor­tu­nity for a diverse, highly moti­vated cohort of 4 to 6 Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton doc­toral can­di­dates to develop their teach­ing skills in the con­text of an inte­gra­tive inter­dis­ci­pli­nary pro­gram that spans the arts and sci­ences. Project fel­lows will work closely with fac­ulty men­tors in the School of Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Arts and Sci­ences (SIAS) and cre­ate teach­ing port­fo­lios that include evi­dence of hands-on expe­ri­ence with var­i­ous the­o­ries and prac­tices of inter­dis­ci­pli­nar­ity and inter­dis­ci­pli­nary pedagogy.

Prior to the start of autumn quar­ter, PIP fel­lows will par­tic­i­pate with their fac­ulty men­tors in a day-long work­shop focused on inter­dis­ci­pli­nar­ity and inter­dis­ci­pli­nary course design and ped­a­gogy. Dur­ing the autumn, win­ter, and spring quar­ters, each fel­low will teach one inter­dis­ci­pli­nary course (total­ing three) in an area related to his or her teach­ing and research inter­ests, while engag­ing in quar­terly work­shops with the other stu­dents in the cohort and con­tin­u­ing to work closely with men­tors. Fur­ther teach­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties dur­ing the 2014–2015 aca­d­e­mic year may also become available.


Project fel­lows will be com­pen­sated at the appro­pri­ate annual Grad­u­ate Stu­dent Service

Appoint­ment rate, includ­ing tuition waivers, and will receive an addi­tional stipend of $750 for their par­tic­i­pa­tion in the early fall and quar­terly workshops.


 Appli­cants should be advanced to doc­toral can­di­dacy in their aca­d­e­mic pro­gram at the time of appoint­ment (Sep­tem­ber 2013) and have at least one year of teach­ing expe­ri­ence.  We encour­age appli­ca­tions from any doc­toral stu­dent with a seri­ous inter­est in inter­dis­ci­pli­nary ped­a­gogy and research. We also strongly encour­age appli­cants with an inter­est in the the­ory and prac­tice of community-based learn­ing and/or service-learning course design.

How to Apply

Please email the fol­low­ing appli­ca­tion mate­ri­als as MS Word or PDF files (please, no zip files) to by 5:00 p.m. on Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 25, 2013.

1)      Cover let­ter of no more than 500 words out­lin­ing your ped­a­gog­i­cal expe­ri­ence and research inter­ests, and how they pre­pare you for teach­ing in the IAS pro­gram. Please include your name, mail­ing address, pri­mary tele­phone, email address, depart­ment or pro­gram, date of advance­ment to doc­toral can­di­dacy, and advisor’s name in the top right cor­ner of your letter.

2)      A detailed pro­posal or syl­labus for an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary course you have taught or would like to teach.

3)      Cur­ricu­lum Vitae.

4)      One let­ter of sup­port from a UW fac­ulty mem­ber famil­iar with your ped­a­gogy and research. This let­ter may be writ­ten by your advi­sor, but does not need to be.  This let­ter should be emailed directly to by the rec­om­mender with your name in the sub­ject line.


Final­ists will be inter­viewed on cam­pus, with noti­fi­ca­tion of accep­tance by March 8, 2013.

Fur­ther Questions

 If you have ques­tions about PIP, con­tact the 2013–14 Co-Directors Bruce Bur­gett ( or Martha Groom (

For infor­ma­tion about IAS: For infor­ma­tion about PIP:


2012–2013 PIP Fel­lows and IAS Men­tors: Damarys Espinoza (Cul­tural Anthro­pol­ogy) and men­tor Julie Shayne; David Giles (Socio­cul­tural Anthro­pol­ogy) and men­tor Crispin Thur­low; Car­olina Gómez-Posada (Biol­ogy) and men­tor San­ti­ago Lopez; Alice Ped­er­son (Eng­lish) and men­tor Camille Walsh; Kel­lie Wills (Edu­ca­tional Psy­chol­ogy) and men­tor Andrea Stone.  Jed Murr (Eng­lish) second-Year PIP grad­u­ate stu­dent mentor.

2011–2012 PIP Fel­lows and IAS Men­tors: Robert­son Allen (Anthro­pol­ogy) and men­tor Crispin Thur­low; Car­rie Lanza (Social Wel­fare) and men­tor Kari Lerum; Rachel Mitchell (Depart­ment of For­est Resouces) and men­tor Dave Stokes; Jed Murr (Eng­lish) and men­tor Ben Gard­ner; Nicole Tor­res (Anthro­pol­ogy) and men­tor Leslie Ash­baugh. Simón Tru­jillo (Eng­lish) sec­ond year PIP grad­u­ate stu­dent mentor.

2010–2011 PIP Fel­lows and IAS Men­tors: Amy Bhatt (Women Stud­ies) and men­tor Diane Gille­spie; Mad­havi Murty (Com­mu­ni­ca­tion) and men­tor Ron Kra­bill; Jen­tery Say­ers (Eng­lish) and men­tor Ted Hiebert; Simón Tujillo (Eng­lish) and men­tor David Gold­stein; Sally Warner (Phys­i­cal Oceanog­ra­phy) and men­tor Rob Turner.  Sam Yum (Anthro­pol­ogy) second-year PIP grad­u­ate stu­dent mentor.

 2009–2010 PIP Fel­lows and IAS Men­tors: Kristin Gustafson (Com­mu­ni­ca­tion) and men­tor Con­stan­tin Behler; Syd­ney Lewis (Eng­lish) and men­tor Kari Lerum; Amoshaun Toft (Com­mu­ni­ca­tion) and men­tor Susan Hare­wood; Ta X. Trang (Anthro­pol­ogy) and men­tor Martha Groom; Bryan White (Neu­ro­bi­ol­ogy) and men­tor Marc Servet­nick. Tim Jones (Polit­i­cal Sci­ence) second-year PIP grad­u­ate stu­dent mentor.

 2008–2009 PIP Fel­lows and IAS Men­tors: Tami Blu­men­field (Anthro­pol­ogy) and men­tor Diane Gille­spie; Caren Cran­dell (For­est Resources) and men­tor Bill Seaburg; Erica Gunn (Chem­istry) and men­tor Becca Price; Tim Jones (Polit­i­cal Sci­ence) and men­tor Colin Danby; Fer­nanda Oyarzun (Biol­ogy) and men­tor Cin­na­mon Hill­yard; Sam Yum (Anthro­pol­ogy) and men­tor Linda Watts. Shauna Carlisle (Social Work) second-year PIP grad­u­ate stu­dent mentor.

 2007–2008 PIP Fel­lows and IAS Men­tors: Shauna Carlisle (Social Work) and men­tor Eliz­a­beth Thomas; Amy Lam­bert (For­est Resources) and men­tor Linda Watts; Kevin Ram­sey (Geog­ra­phy) and men­tor Ron Kra­bill; Rebeca Rivera (Anthro­pol­ogy) and men­tor War­ren Gold; Stephanie Scopelitis (Edu­ca­tion) and men­tor Jeanne Heuving.

 2006–2007 PIP Fel­lows and IAS Men­tors: Melanie Kill (Eng­lish) and men­tor Gray Kochhar-Lindgren; Geor­gia Roberts (Eng­lish) and men­tor Ron Kra­bill; Jeanette Sanchez (The­ater His­tory and Crit­i­cism) and men­tor Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren; Matt Sned­don (His­tory) and men­tor Linda Watts; Sarah Stark­weather (Geog­ra­phy) and men­tor Colin Danby.

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