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Georgia Southern professors named Governor’s Teaching Fellows

Wei Tu, Ph.D., left, and Amanda Hedrick were selected as Governor’s Teaching Fellows from Georgia Southern.

Professor of Geography Wei Tu, Ph.D., and Writing and Linguistics Lecturer Amanda Hedrick have been selected as Governor’s Teaching Fellows for the 2019-2020 academic year. Tu, from the College of Science and Mathematics, and Hedrick, from the College of the Arts and Humanities, are two of 17 fellows selected this year.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to learn more pedagogical theories, skills and techniques to better facilitate the learning of my students,” Tu said. “I am also very pleased to see that geography and geographic information science as academic disciplines are represented in this year’s program.” 

The Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program provides higher education faculty with expanded opportunities for developing important teaching skills. Throughout the academic year, Tu and Hedrick will participate in a combination of structured instructional and faculty development activities, as well as self-directed activities designed to meet individual needs.

“The colleague and administrator support I received through the application and selection process shows just how valued teaching is at Georgia Southern,” Hedrick said. “I look forward to continuing collaborations with Dr. Wei Tu and other fellows throughout the state as we work to share our strengths and foster teaching excellence on a larger scale.”

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving nearly 26,500 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.

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