Faculty: 2020 Institute on Teaching and Learning for Campus-wide Interfaith Excellence
IFYC has invited six renowned faculty partners to facilitate the Institute:
Barbara A McGraw is director of the Center for Engaged Religious Pluralism and Professor of Social Ethics, Law and Public Life at Saint Mary’s College of California. The areas of expertise that Dr. McGraw brings to the Institute include interfaith civic engagement, experiential educational opportunities, interfaith competencies for professional life, interdisciplinary program development, and dialogue methods.
Jeffrey Carlson is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Professor of Theology, at Dominican University. The areas of expertise that Dr. Carlson brings to the Institute include core curriculum design, interfaith program development, faculty and staff competency and capacity building, campus-community partnerships, and experiential education opportunities.
Suzanne Watts Henderson is Associate Vice-President of Religious and Spiritual Life and Professor and Chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Queens University in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Henderson's expertise includes interfaith pedagogies in the classroom, interfaith studies program development, collaboration between academic and co-curricular departments (especially Chapel and religious life), and strategic planning that engages diverse campus partners.
Mamta Motwani Accapadi is the Vice President for Student Affairs at Rollins College where she serves as the chief student affairs officer and provides broad leadership for initiatives focused on student learning, thriving, and success. The areas of expertise that Dr. Accapadi brings to the Institute include preparing students for civic and global leadership, strategic alignment of student affairs initiatives, pre-professional competency development, and navigating the relationship between interfaith cooperation and other campus-wide diversity, equity and inclusion priorities.
Katie Bringman Baxter is the Vice President of Program Strategy for Interfaith Youth Core. The areas of expertise that Katie brings to the Institute include cultivating administrative support, faculty and staff capacity building, strategic planning for interfaith cooperation, bridging the curricular and co-curricular, and interfaith program design and implementation.
Carolyn Roncolato is the Director of Academic Initiatives for Interfaith Youth Core. The areas of expertise that Dr. Roncolato brings to the Institute include interfaith studies pedagogies, interfaith program development, strategic planning for interfaith cooperation, interfaith and intersectional identity, and staff and faculty capacity building.
Janett Cordovés serves as a Program Manager for Interfaith Youth Core. The areas of expertise Dr. Cordovés brings to the Institute include diversity, equity, and inclusion, leadership development and training, and interfaith assessment and research.
In addition to these faculty, Institute attendees will have the option of attending sessions with the faculty at the Institute for Integrative Learning and Signature Work. For a list of these faculty see this link.