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Tisch College & CELT SELECT Faculty Fellows Program: 2021-2022

SEL Faculty Fellows

Social-Emotional Learning for Equity and Civic Teaching (SELECT)
A university-wide program for Tufts faculty

“All learning is social and emotional, and all learning is mediated by relationships that sit in a sociopolitical, racialized context.” – National Equity Project 

  • Are you interested in exploring how social-emotional learning (SEL) can be leveraged for equity and civic learning across disciplines, and how SEL skills anchored in equity and antiracism foster inclusive excellence and collaborative civic engagement?  
  • Do you want to expand your listening skills repertoire in ways that will help you to foster a climate of productive dialogue across differences in your work with students and colleagues? 
  • Are you interested in learning how contemplative practices (e.g., mindfulness) can help foster well-being, emotional agility, and cognitive flexibility in the classroom? 
  • Do you want to be part of an interdisciplinary faculty community exploring SEL for equity and civic teaching in an academic year-long cohort?

If you answered yes to most or all of these questions, we hope you will apply to participate in the fifth Tisch College / CELT SELECT Faculty Fellows cohort for the 2021-22 academic year. This program is convened by the Tisch College Initiative on SEL and Civic Engagement (SEL-CE) in partnership with Tufts Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT); it is co-sponsored by the newly launched Generous Listening and Dialogue (GLAD) Center at Tisch College. Monthly meetings are co-facilitated by Tisch College and CELT staff. 

The 2021-22 Tisch/CELT SELECT faculty fellows cohort will include 18 Tufts faculty (and teaching staff) from schools across the University. The program will begin with summer reading and reflective writing, and extend through the 2021-22 academic year, with monthly meetings (for 1 ½ to 2 hours) on Fridays. Dates for the year will be determined by late June, once the cohort is established. There will be a half-day retreat in mid-January. Note: Most fall meetings will likely occur via Zoom.

Each Tisch/CELT SELECT Faculty Fellow will receive a $700 stipend for full year-long participation, which will include but is not limited to: 1) actively participating in monthly cohort meetings and the January 2022 half-day retreat (which will occur just before the start of the Spring 2022 semester); 2) completing readings and reflective writing throughout the year, beginning this summer; 3) contributing to online discussions via the SELECT program Canvas site; 4) working to revise at least one course syllabus; 5) participating in an evaluation of the program that also includes assessing how your learning in the SEL-CE Faculty Fellows program has influenced your pedagogy and curriculum. 

If you are interested in being part of the Tisch/CELT SELECT Faculty Fellows 2021-22 cohort, please complete this short application form by Monday, May 24.

For more information, please contact Deborah Donahue-Keegan (, Associate Director, Tisch College Initiative on Social-Emotional Learning and Civic Engagement (SEL-CE).

2020-2021 SEL-CE Faculty Fellows

  • Andreola Rossi, Lecturer, Classical Studies 
  • Anne Lombardi Cantu, Lecturer, Romance Studies 
  • Betsy Redelman Díaz, Lecturer, School of the Museum of Fine Arts
  • Briana Bouchard, Lecturer & Student Advisor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Carrie Cardamone, Associate Director of STEM and Professional Schools, CELT
  • Daniele Lantagne, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Elizabeth McClintock, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Fletcher School
  • Elizabeth Marfeo, Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
  • Elizabeth Setren, Assistant Professor, Economics
  • Holly A. Taylor, Professor, Psychology
  • Julianne Zimmerman, Lecturer, Gordon Institute/Tisch College
  • Kenneth Miller, Professor and Associate Chief of Hematology/Oncology, TUSM
  • Linda Beardsley, Senior Lecturer, Education
  • Linda Ross Girard, Senior Lecturer, Theatre, Dance & Performance
  • Magnus Ferguson, Instructor, ExCollege
  • Matthew Harrington, Senior Lecturer, Classical Studies
  • Meredith Grinnell, Lecturer, Occupational Therapy
  • Ryan Redmond, Lecturer, Education
  • Sarah Stockwell, Lecturer, Career Development, The Gordon Institute
  • Shafiqul Islam, Professor, Civil & Envrionmental Engineering/Water Diplomacy, Fletcher School