Assistant Professor My-Hyun Park of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and Assistant Professor Jenna Marquard of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department have both received Team-based Learning Fellowships from the Provost’s Office. On behalf of the Provost’s Office, the Center for Teaching & Faculty Development (CTFD) has developed a unique Team-based Learning Initiative to explore team teaching and learning strategies in technologically-rich classroom environments. As part of the program, faculty fellows are awarded grants to assist in the redesign of courses and receive regular CTFD consultations on pedagogy and technology.
They also have access to one-on-one and group support during course planning, implementation, and assessment, to hands-on technological training, and to monthly seminar meetings throughout the academic year.
Professor Michael Knodler of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department received a Team-based Learning Fellowship last year and is a current fellow. He will continue to teach in the Team-based Learning classroom next year. According to the CTFD, he is one of the center’s “most experienced and successful fellows.”
Dr. Park’s research interests are environmental remote sensing, surface water quality modeling using satellite imagery and GIS, urban watershed management and sustainability, human impact on surface water quality, storm water runoff modeling and management, environmental informatics, and distributed sensor networks in water infrastructures. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of California in 2004, her M.S. in Computer Science from Imperial College in 2001, her M.S. in Civil Engineering from the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in 1999, and her M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Imperial College in 1998.
Dr. Marquard earned her B.S. from the University of Iowa in 2003, her M.S. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2004, and her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2007. Her research interests include: presenting models and analyses to decision makers; consumer, executive, and policy-level decision-making in health care; and measuring decision quality for decisions under uncertainty. She recently received a coveted $400,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation for a research project entitled “Computational Approaches to Model Physicians' and Patients' Interactions with Health Information Technology.” (March 2012)