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Beth Powers Costello named Future Faculty Fellow

Beth Powers Costello, Ph.D. candidate in the Culture, Curriculum and Change Program, was recently chosen as a Future Faculty Fellow through the UNC Center for Teaching and Learning.

The fellowship is awarded to select graduate students who will become independent instructors at UNC-Chapel Hill in the upcoming school year and are committed to long-term academic careers.

As part of the fellowship, all Future Faculty Fellows attend an intensive six-day seminar held in the Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence.  The seminar addresses a wide range of teaching topics and is designed to be a “capstone” course for graduate students nearing the end of their degree program.  Upon completion of the seminar, all participants receive a certificate, a $500 honorarium and a set of textbooks on college teaching.

This academic year, Costello will be supervising and leading seminars for eight student teachers at Club Boulevard Elementary, an arts and humanities magnet school in Durham.  Costello’s faculty advisor is Deborah Eaker-Rich, clinical assistant professor and quality assurance leader.  Dwight Rogers, associate professor of teacher education, is her chair.