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Daphna Atias

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Daphna joined GW in April 2020 after working at the University of Michigan's Center for Research on Learning and Teaching and, most recently, at the Center for Advancement of Learning at the University of the District of Columbia. She has extensive experience overseeing faculty professional development programming, peer-reviewing online courses, and conducting classroom observations and mid-semester student feedback sessions. Her areas of interest include inclusive and anti-racist teaching practices, alternative grading models, training graduate student instructors, and the teaching of writing. A specialist in early American literature, she has teaching experience in numerous environments, including secondary and undergraduate literature and composition courses. 


Cruz, Laura, Elizabeth Dickens et al. “Starting a Center for Teaching and Learning.” POD Speaks 3 (2019): 1-6.

Beyond Plagiarism: Best Practices for the Responsible Use of Sources,” Sweetland Center for Writing, University of Michigan, coauthored with Katherine Lennard and Cordelia Zukerman (May 2016)

Teaching Close Reading Skills in a Large Lecture Course,” coauthored with Theresa Tinkle, Ruth McAdams, and Cordelia Zukerman, Pedagogy 13.3 (September 2013).

Scholarly annotations for The History and Present State of Virginia, by Robert Beverley (1705), ed. Susan Scott Parrish, University of North Carolina Press for the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture (2013)