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Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life

Social-Emotional Learning & Civic Engagement (SEL-CE) Faculty Fellows Program

SEL Faculty Fellows

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is the process of developing the skills needed to recognize and manage emotions, handle conflict constructively, establish positive relationships guided by empathy, engage in perspective-taking, make responsible decisions, and handle challenging situations effectively. The Tisch College Social-Emotional Learning and Civic Engagement (Tisch SEL-CE) Fellows program is an interdisciplinary learning community of Tufts faculty and staff who want to enhance their understanding and integration of the social-emotional and civic dimensions of learning and teaching

The 2018-19 Tisch SEL-CE Faculty Fellows cohort is composed of 14 Tufts faculty and staff members from schools across the University who hold regular meetings and a one-day retreat to enhance their knowledge and experience in this area. The program is co-sponsored by the Tufts Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT).

2018-2019 SEL-CE Faculty Fellows

  • Sara Allred, Scholars Program Administrator, Tisch College of Civic Life
  • Silvia Bottinelli, Lecturer, Department of Visual and Critical Studies, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts
  • Laurie Goldman, Senior Lecturer, Department of Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning
  • Susan Higgins, Full-Time Lecturer, Department of Occupational Therapy
  • Ron Lasser, Professor of the Practice, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Elizabeth Lemons, Senior Lecturer, Department of Religion
  • Margaret Morris, Senior Lecturer, Department of Occupational Therapy
  • Tariq Naseem, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Kathleen Robinson, Doctoral Student, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development
  • Noelle Roop, Lecturer, Department of Education
  • Erin Seaton, Lecturer, Department of Education
  • Thomas Vandervelde, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Ian Wong, Director of Health Promotion and Prevention, Student Services Department of Health Promotion and Prevention
  • Chantal Zakari, Professor of the Practice, Department of Graphic Arts, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts

You can read more about bout the Tisch SEL-CE Initiative here. For questions, please contact Deborah Donahue-Keegan (deborah.donahue_keegan@tufts.edu), Associate Director of Tisch SEL-CE, and Lecturer in the Department of Education.