Glennan Fellowships


Dr. T. Keith Glennan (1905-1995) was president of the Case Institute of Technology from 1947-1966. He felt strongly about education and led the development of a curriculum that established required courses in the humanities and social sciences for students majoring in science and engineering programs. Dr. Glennan believed that the most important contribution of higher education is the influence it has on young people as future leaders. This fellowship is named after Dr. Glennan, and it was created to facilitate faculty growth.

Each year, a faculty cohort of four to five Glennan Fellows is selected. Each Fellow will receive a $6,500 stipend to develop their teaching and scholarship and will attend monthly meetings with the cohort during the spring and fall semesters. Applicants must be either tenure-track and untenured, OR instructor rank and not yet promoted to senior instructor for the duration of the fellowship. The award is granted based on nominees’ demonstrated potential for a career that combines both teaching and scholarship, as well as their investment in student learning. Therefore, applicants must provide evidence of scholarly engagement and contributions to student learning through teaching.

Evidence of scholarly engagement includes research, publications, books, grants, artistic achievements, and similar accomplishments. Evidence of contributions to student learning through teaching may be derived from work in the classroom or non-traditional settings; curricular and academic program development; educational innovations within or across disciplines; efforts to address the needs of special student groups; and/or engagement in other activities related to the science of teaching and learning.

Applicants should demonstrate how previous scholarly and pedagogical accomplishments support the development of the proposed project. Successful fellowship proposals typically include at least one of the following approaches:

  • the development of innovative teaching methods or instructional tools;
  • technological innovations to assist with student learning; and/or
  • the creation or revision of courses.

A fellowship application consists of two parts: an online form and a PDF submission. The application deadline has now passed for the 2024-2025 award cycle.

Part 1: online form

Complete an online form that provides UCITE with necessary contact information. The Glennan Fellowship Application Form is linked here.
Part 2: PDF submission

Compile the following documents in the order below into one PDF, and submit your materials using the Glennan Fellowship Application Form. The PDF should be no longer than ten pages.

  1. Cover Letter (one page):  Describe your teaching and research accomplishments, and discuss why you feel this is the appropriate time in your career as a professional educator to receive grant funding. Include your full name, faculty title, and department at the bottom.
  2. Project Summary (one page, maximum 300 words):  Identify the objectives and outcomes for the proposed project, and explain how the project will positively affect student learning.
  3. Project Proposal (maximum four pages)
  4. Budget (one page):  The budget should be signed by your department chair or associate dean. An example budget is shown here.
  5. Curriculum Vitae (one page)
  6. Recommendation Letters (two letters, one page each): Include two signed recommendation letters from faculty colleagues. The letters should highlight the scholarly excellence and teaching excellence that make the nominee worthy of a fellowship award.


    Proposals can contain provisions for faculty summer salary, student help, software, limited travel, and supplies. The total budget cannot exceed $6,500 and must conform to the rules of the proposer's department and school, as well as those of the university. Fringe benefits must be included for all faculty salaries, where required by department, but there is no overhead.

    Purchases of equipment and computers are discouraged, unless strongly motivated by an innovative proposal idea. The proposal author is responsible for checking with the appropriate entities to make sure that all of the budget items meet the various criteria before submitting the budget. Failure to do so may result in payments not being approved or reimbursements being denied. UCITE's approval is based on the project and does not imply that the items conform to all university rules.

    The cohort will meet once per month during the fall and spring semesters, for a total of 4 meetings per semester. Meetings are scheduled based on participants’ availability.

    At the end of each academic year, Glennan Award recipients will give a short public presentation at the UCITE Teaching and Learning Colloquium.

    Within two months after the award period ends, the grant recipient must file a report with UCITE (approximately 300 words) that contains project accomplishments, including impact on student learning. The report will be published in UCITE’s annual report.

    Recipients must also file a brief summary of budget expenditures to be kept on file.

    Any resulting publications and presentations should acknowledge the support of UCITE. For example, “The author of this publication received financial support from a CWRU UCITE Glennan Award for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.” Please submit electronic copies of any publications.

    Glennan Award recipients may be invited to record brief comments about their project for the UCITE website or other university publicity purposes

    UCITE Glennan Fellows

    Year Investigator Department Proposal Title


    Jue Liang Religious Studies New Course Design: Sacred Places and Pilgrimage in Buddhism
    24-25 Divita Mathur Chemistry Experiential Learning in Bioconjugate Chemistry using Mixed Reality

    Kylie Meyer

    Nursing Extending Access to Gerontological Education: Revisions to a University Center on Aging and Health Core Course 
    24-25 Eliza Ladd Schwarz Theater New Course Design: Live Sound Action: Learning at the Crossroads of Performance and Design
    24-25 Hyoung Suk Suh Civil and Environmental Engineering Integrating Mechanics and AI: Data Driven Material Modeling Through an Interactive Computing Platform
    Year Investigator Department Proposal Title


    Metin Karayilan Chemistry Incorporating Chemistry Laboratory Experiments into the Classroom through Virtual Online Learning
    23-24 Rita Obeid Psychology Transforming General Psychology to Align with National Standards: A Student-Centered Approach

    Maddalena Rumor

    Classics Experiential Learning with Akkadian ‘STEM’ Texts
    23-24 Lindsay Turner English Teaching Environmental Racism and Environmental Justice Through Literature
    23-24 Robert Warburton Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Atomic-Level Chemical Engineering Using High-Performance Computing


    Year Investigator Department Proposal Title
    22-23 Evelyn Adkins Classics

    Redefining Classics in Film

    22-23 Onema Adojoh Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences

    Enhancing Critical Thinking in Earth and Environmental Sciences through Virtual Laboratory Simulation

    22-23 Tarek ElShebiny Orthodontics

    Artificial Intelligence and Deep Machine Learning in Orthodontics

    Year Investigator Department Proposal Title
    21-22 Pavel Fileviez Perez Physics

    Applications of Quantum Field Theory in Modern Physics

    21-22 Kevin Inouye Theater

    Motion Capture in Performance Training

    21-22 Sara Hope Lincoln Psychology

    Psuedoscience in Psychology

    21-22 Brian Maxwell Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Using Technology to Learn Concepts in Fluid Mechanics
    21-22 Rachel Mulheren Communication Sciences Using HoloAnatomy to Teach Neurophysiology of Swallowing


    Year Investigator Department Proposal Title
    20-21 Shane Parker Chemistry Chemistry on Computers at CWRU
    20-21 Robert Fischer MSASS Case Studies in Nonprofit Management
    20-21 Benjamin Helton Music Education Music Education Advocacy and Policy
    20-21 Marsha Michie Bioethics Justice, Disparities, and the Community in the Bioethics Curriculum
    Year Investigator Department Proposal Title
    19-20 Aviva Rothman History The Copernican Revolution
    19-20 Ya-Ting Liao Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Bring Fire (and its Physics) to Classrooms
    19-20 Gunnur Karakurt Psychiatry From Micro-Processes to Turning Points in Therapy
    19-20 Fabio Antonio Piola Rizzante Comprehensive Care Fast Prototyping to Customize Materials for Dental Students
    Year Investigator Department Proposal Title
    18-19 Ryan Scherber Music Nonverbal Communication in the Classroom
    18-19 Lihong Shi Anthropology Health and Healing in East Asia
    18-19 Timothy Webster Law The Practices of International Law Between China and the United States
    Year Investigator Department Proposal Title
    17-18 Ali Syed Dentistry Implementation of a Learning Management System for Dental Radiography
    17-18 Milda Chmieliauskaite Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Services Online Case Scenario Modules for Dental Admissions
    17-18 Julie Renner Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Notes for New Courses in Microelectromechanical Systems mechanical Systems
    17-18 Alp Sehirlioglu Materials Science and Engineering Holographic Teaching of Crystallography
    17-18 Mike Hore Materials Science and Engineering Bring Maker Culture to Undergraduate Education (Some Assembly Required)
    Year Investigator Department Proposal Title
    16-17 Erin Benay Art History

    The Global Renaissance

    16-17 Soumyajit Mandal Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

    Unlocking the Black Box: An Experiential Approach to Understanding Modern Integrated circuits

    16-17 Cassi Pittman Sociology

    A Course Contextualizing the African-American Experience in Cleveland

    16-17 Maggie Vinter English Developing a Multimodal Approach to Teaching Shakespeare
    Year Investigator Department Proposal Title
    15-16 Umut Gurkan Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    Teaching Critical Reading and Writing in Emerging Science and Technology Fields

    15-16 Michael Hinczewski Physics

    A New Undergraduate Biophysics Course Using Interdesciplinary Learning

    15-16 Emily Pentzer Chemistry

    Illuminating Organic Chemistry: Preparation and Implementtion of a Lightboard

    15-16 Abdus Sattar Biostatistics and Epidemiology Developing an Online Course of Categorical Data Analysis
    15-16 Nicole Seiberlich Biomedical Engineering

    The Picture of Health: The Science, Engineering, and Ethics of Medical Imaging

    Year Investigator Department Proposal Title
    14-15 Rohan Akolkar Chemical Engineering

    Experiential Learning Applied To Chemical Engineering Education

    14-15 John Duncan Mathematics

    Opening the Door to Research in Mathematics

    14-15 Gregory Jonas Accountancy An Interactive Instructional Case Study for MBA Accounting Core Courses
    14-15 Amy Przeworski Psychological Sciences An Experiential Learning Approach Integrating Gaming and Psychotherapy
    14-15 Matthew Willard Materials Science and Engineering

    Transitioning Ideas to Reality:  Discovering Application of Materials Science

    Year Investigator Department Proposal Title
    13-14 Matthew Garrett Music Sociology of Music Education
    13-14 Noelle Giuffrida Armhold Art History Daoism: Visual Culture, Literature and Practice
    13-14 Aaron Goldenberg Bioethics Integrating Genetics and Ethics through Innovative Curriculum: The Development of a Joint Degree between Bioethics and the Genetic Counseling Program
    13-14 Anna Cristina Samia Chemistry Teaching Analytical Chemistry on the Nanometer Scale
    13-14 Blanton Tolbert Chemistry Enhancing the Chemical Biology Curriculum at CWRU: A Journey into the RNA World
    Year Investigator Department Proposal Title
    12-13 Philip Feng Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Sensing in the New Dimensions – Seeing and Feeling Expanded via Engineering Nanostructures
    12-13 Kenny Fountain English Visualizations of Science and Medicine
    12-13 Elina Gertsman Art History The Global Middle Ages
    12-13 Michael Pollino Civil Engineering Experimental modules for experiential structural engineering education
    12-13 Satya Sahoo Medical Informatics Collaborating for Better Health: A multidisciplinary, project-based course in Health Information Technology
    Year Investigator Department Proposal Title
    11-12 Rob Ewing Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics The Computational Proteomics Learning Environment
    11-12 Cassandra Robertson Law Developing Open-Source Casefile-Based Teaching Modules
    11-12 Genevieve Sauve Chemistry Teaching Solar Energy Conversion
    11-12 Jeffrey Ullom Theater Development and Implementation of Dramaturgy Curriculum and Practice
    11-12 Yanming Wang Radiology Curriculum of a Radiopharmaceutical Laboratory Class
    Year Investigator Department Proposal Title
    10-11 Eben Alsberg Biomedical Engineering Course Enrichment Development: Hands-on Experience in Tissue Engineering
    10-11 Francesca Brittan Music Music and the History of Science
    10-11 Xuan Gao Physics Virtual Laboratory in Modern Physics: an Interactive Learning Experience
    10-11 LaShanda Korley Macromolecular Science Polymers Go Green: Green Chemistry & Engineering Pathway for Expanding the Undergraduate (and Graduate) Laboratory Experience
    10-11 Peter Thomas Mathematics Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Course Module: Monte Carlo Simulation of Cellular Microphysiology
    Year Investigator Department Proposal Title
    09-10 Mehmet Koyoturk Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Learning Bioinformatics Together: Development of Active Learning Strategies to Face the Challenges of Interdisciplinary Education
    09-10 Nicola Lacatera Economics Industrial Organization and the Economic Analysis of Business Strategies
    09-10 Mohan Sankaran Chemical Engineering Chem-E-Car experience as an educational tool for undergraduate chemical engineers
    09-10 Daniel Tisch Epidemiology and Biostatistics International Joint Course in Global Health: Shared Learning Across Cultures, Disciplines, and Institutions
    09-10 Horst von Recum Biomedical Engineering An Undergraduate Course Sequence in Drug Delivery
    Year Investigator Department Proposal Title
    08-09 Darin Croft Anatomy Exploring the Mammalian Family Tree
    08-09 Lisa Huisman Koops Music Music in Early Childhood
    08-09 Kelly McMann Political Science Hands-on Research Methods for Undergraduates
    08-09 Leena Palomo Periodontics Periodontal Diagnosis, Treatment Planning, and Outcome Assessment : A Video Game
    08-09 Gregory Tochtrop Chemistry Development of a Chemical Biology Curriculum at CWRU
    Year Investigator Department Proposal Title
    07-08 Brian Gran Sociology Law and the Public-Private Dichotomy: Order out of Chaos or Chaos out of Order?
    07-08 Jessie Hill Law Experiential Learning in the Traditional Law School Classroom
    07-08 Melissa Knothe-Tate Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering A Web-Based 'CourseSource' Debut - Nature and Evolution: the Master Engineer and Her Most Robust Testbed
    07-08 Jennifer Liang Biology Building an Educational Website: Zebrafish in the Classroom
    07-08 Amy Zhang Nursing Online Statistic Course for Doctoral Nursing Students
    Year Investigator Department Proposal Title
    06-07 Kimberly Emmons English Rhetorics of Health and Illness
    06-07 Mark Griswold Radiology Merging Interdisciplinary Concepts to Design and Build a Desktop MRI System
    06-07 Heidi Martin Chemical Engineering ENTER:  Engineering of Tomorrow - Experience Research
    06-07 T. J. McCallum Psychology Experiential & Service Learning: Striking the Balance Through Paired Cognitive Augmentation
    06-07 Marty Pagel Biomedical Engineering Development of the Undergraduate Laboratory Curriculum within the Case Center for Imaging Research
    Year Investigator Department Proposal Title
    05-06 Heath Demaree Psychology Building an Undergraduate Psychophysiology Laboratory: Experiential Learning in PSCL 352 and as a SAGES Capstone Experience
    05-06 Juan Palomo Dentistry Cone Beam Computerized Tomography
    05-06 Sandy Piderit Organizational Behavior Exploring the Impact of Outside-class Activities on the Development of Managerial Skills
    05-06 Mari Rege Economics Public Policy Case Competition
    05-06 Jie Shan* Physics Laboratory Experience in Physics Undergraduate Education
    Year Investigator Department Proposal Title
    04-05 Donald Anthony Department of Medicine Enhancement of Learning Resources in the Rheumatic Disease Section of Medical School Musculoskeletal Integument (MSI) Committee
    04-05 Jerry Floersch MSASS Internet Library of Practice and Research Concepts
    04-05 Ramani Pilla* Statistics Understanding Biological Complexity via Modern Statistical Methods
    04-05 Andrew Rollins Biomedical Engineering Translational Research for Biomedical Engineers
    04-05 Jerrold Scott Theater Redevelopment and Expansion of Directing Curriculum for an Interdisciplinary Approach
    Year Investigator Department Proposal Title
    03-04 Clemens Burda Chemistry Bringing the Nano-Revolution into the Classroom
    03-04 Lisa Damato Nursing Web-Based Neonatal Assessment Course
    03-04 Karen Potter Dance Expanding the "Dance in Culture" Sequence
    03-04 Youngjin Yoo Information Systems Designing Knowledge Environments and Products: A New Approach to Management Education
    03-04 Eric Youngstrom Psychology Experiential Learning of Social Science Research Methods: Server Software, Web Galleries and Radishes!
    Year Investigator Department Proposal Title
    02-03 Jutta Ittner Modern Languages and Literatures Paris/Berlin: A Comprehensive Study of Urban Culture
    02-03 Mary Davis Music Roots to Rock: Popular Music in American Culture
    02-03 Cenk Sahinalp Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Genetics Bioinformatics Education at CWRU
    02-03 Renee Sentilles History Advanced Topics in American Women's History
    02-03 Chandy John Pediatrics and Medicine A Handbook of Tropical Pediatrics
    Year Investigator Department Proposal Title
    01-02 Nga Wing (Irene) Lee Chemistry A Proposal to Integrate Research Methodologies into Sophomore Chemistry Lab to Enhance Student Learning
    01-02 Guo-Qiang Zhang Electrical Engineering and Applied Science An Integrated Learning Environment Using Standard Meta-Language (SML)
    01-02 Jerome Benveniste* Mathematics Topics in the History of Mathematics
    01-02 Peter Yang Modern Languages and Literatures Proposal for the Development of Web-based Language Learning Modules for Intermediate German
    01-02 Chris Winkleman Nursing Prescribing Technology for Pharmacology and therapeutics
    Year Investigator Department Proposal Title
    00-01 Susan Hinze Sociology From the Internet to Fetal Surgery: Social Change and Gendered Technologies
    00-01 Sharona Hoffman Law Introducing Technology into the Law Classroom
    00-01 Carol Musil Nursing Making the State of Science the State of the Art
    00-01 Catherine Scallen Art History Art History 102 - Michelangelo to Mapplethorpe
    00-01 Robert Slonim Economics Integrating Experimental Modules into the Microeconomics Curriculum
    Year Investigator Department Proposal Title
    99-00 Kevin Gardner Civil Engineering Interdisciplinary Course on Solving Complex Environmental Problems
    99-00 J. Christopher Mihos Astronomy Exploring the Dynamical Universe
    99-00 M. Cather Simpson Chemistry Renovation of Freshman Chemistry at CWRU
    99-00 Rhonda Williams History The City as Classroom: A Critical Historical Pedagogy
    99-00 John Witte Epidemiology and Biostatistics SimEpi: Interactive Research Design and Analysis in Epidemiology
    Year Investigator Department Proposal Title
    98-99 Joan Carletta Computer Engineering and Science Creating a real-world system design experience in computer engineering for undergraduates
    98-99 Margaret Mary Daley Modern Languages and Literatures Cannon Fodder on Our Shelves: The German Literary Canon, Its Expendable Writers, and Our Gendered Libraries
    98-99 Vanessa Druskat Organizational Behavior Norms and Processes that Support Learning and Effectiveness in Student Work Teams: Using Student Experience to Improve Course Design
    98-99 Alison Hall Neurosciences Scientists as teachers
    98-99 David Matthiesen Material Science and Engineering The Application of Computer Based Whiteboard Technology for Classroom Teaching
    Year Investigator Department Proposal Title
    97-98 Russ Borski Theater Arts Creating Visual Text in a Postmodern Theater
    97-98 Robert Dunn Music Introduction to Music: The Listening Experience I
    97-98 Steven Hudson Macromolecular Science Development of a Self-directed Laboratory Course in Polymer Science and Engineering
    97-98 David Miller MSASS Redesign of Discrimination and Inequality: "Can't We All Just Get Along?"
    97-98 Jonathan Sadowski History New Pedagogy for History of Medicine Course
    Year Investigator Department Proposal Title
    96-97 David Dean Anatomy Human Embryology Course Development
    96-97 Daniel Flannery Psychiatry and Psychology Program on Violence: Prevention, Intervention and Social Policy
    96-97 Catherine Kelly History Making Sense of Consumer Culture at CWRU and Beyond
    96-97 Phillip Morrison Chemical Engineering Hypertext Class Notes as an Aid to Teaching Engineering Course
    96-97 John Protasiewicz Chemistry Innovative Uses of the World Web and CWRUnet in Chemical Education
    Year Investigator Department Proposal Title
    95-96 Steven Haynesworth Biology Analytical and Critical Thinking in an Undergraduate Cell Biology Laboratory
    95-96 Sally Hodder Medicine Behavioral Intervention to Improve Medical Student-Patient Interactions
    95-96 Michael Huff Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics Notes for New Courses in Microelectromechanical Systems mechanical Systems
    95-96 Kenneth Ledford History New Course in History of the Professions
    95-96 Vassilis Panoskaltsis Civil Engineering Innovations in Key Undergraduate and Graduate Courses in Civil Engineering