Campus Organizations and Activities
GRADUATE APPOINTMENTS AND GRADUATE SERVICE:
1) Graduate Teaching Assistant - Department of Geography
Effectively collaborated with university faculty to ensure successful undergraduate courses by teaching weekly undergraduate labs to 20-40 students per semester, maintaining course documents and online resources utilized by undergraduate students, and initiating and encouraging good communication between students, faculty, and teaching assistants.
Served as teaching assistant or lab instructor for the following courses:
Geography 436 - Water Resources
Geography 361 - Regional Geography of the United States and Canada
Geography 131 - Geography of the Natural Environment*
Geography 102 - World Regional Geography studying The Americas and Europe
Geography 101 - World Regional Geography studying Africa, Asia, Southeast Asia, and The Pacific
*denotes a lab instructor course
Averaged 4.0/5.0 or "very good" on student evaluations of lab instructors for the following categories:
Lab instructor's contribution to this course
Lab insturctor's effectiveness in teaching
Use of lab time
Interest in whether students learned
2) Geography Awareness Week Co-Coordinator - Tennessee Geographic Alliance
An annual program sponsored by the National Geographic Education Foundation and facilitated in Knox County by the Tennessee Geographic Alliance, designed to educate and excite students about our natural, cultural, and historic treasures.
Developed an educational game for graduate presenters to take to elementary school classrooms
Prepared and organized teaching materials
Outreached to 1,010 elementary students involving 32 graduate and undergraduate UTK students
"During Geography Awareness Week in November 2007, 32 graduate and undergraduate students visited 33 classes in Knox County. They presented to an astonishing 1,010 students. This year was, by far, the most successful since I have been Coordinator of the Alliance. Ian Feathers, Angela Danovi, and Josh Albritton are to be commended for their Herculean efforts."
~Kurt Butefish, Director of the Tennessee Geographic Alliance
3) Graduate Student Senator
The Graduate Student Senate (GSS) represents the interests of all graduate and professional students at the University of Tennessee. GSS is the official voice of graduate students. Each graduate and professional program of study has a representative elected by his or her fellow students
1) Residence Halls Association
South Carrick Residents Association - President
Successfully improved South Carrick Residents Association into a top-performing hall association by increasing membership to comprise approximately 70% of South Carrick residents, generating an annual budget of approximately $10,000, and providing regular programs to assist freshmen women with successfully integrating into the campus community at the University of Tennessee.
United Residence Halls Council - Public Relations Director
Effectively managed the public relations and communications arm of the United Residence Halls Council by publishing a monthly newsletter sent to over 7,000 residents, establishing a PR committee responsible for creating and posting signs and information promoting campus-wide meetings and events, and developing a campus-wide incentive program to encourage active participation of residence hall leaders, campus leaders, and other students in URHC sponsored activities.
National Residence Halls Honorary - Chapter President
Competently led the University of Tennessee Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary from inactive status to active status by increasing active membership by 100%, overseeing the development of an online submission process for monthly award nominations, and representing the chapter at state and national business meetings.
2) Sigma Alpha Professional Agricultural Sorority - Member
Actively served as a member and leader within the University of Tennessee chapter of Sigma Alpha Professional Agricultural Sorority by leading the membership class philanthropy project, representing the sorority within the biosystems engineering and environmental science department, and developing a preliminary alumni chapter to further develop alumni relations between the alumni and the active chapter.
3) Undergraduate Theater
Actively supported the undergraduate theatre arts community by performing in an annual production of women's monologues to raise financial support for Safe Haven of Knoxville, performing as a co-lead in a student written and produced show which debuted at the Southeastern Theater Conference, and serving as a stage manager for a two-act senior production.