Sarah Schwarz Arrives

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013

As our new Associate Director, Sarah will coordinate our flourishing graduate pedagogy programs, including the Graduate Teaching Transcript Program and the Orientation to Teaching for new AIs.She will also lead pedagogy workshops and consult individually with graduate students and faculty on topics related to teaching. 

Sarah comes to Princeton from Colorado College, where she was assistant professor in the Religion Department.  A faculty member there since 2007, she taught and advised undergraduates; led her department in discussions of curricula and assessment; and developed a number of new uses for technology in the classroom. Her innovative teaching at Colorado was recognized with a national Wabash Teaching Fellowship (2012-2013). Sarah received her PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Pennsylvania (2005) and spent a year as a graduate exchange scholar at Princeton during her doctoral studies. She is currently completing a book entitled The Imagined Bible for Oxford University Press. Sarah brings to the McGraw Center significant experience and creativity in interactive teaching that will be especially valuable for Princeton graduate students as they teach seminar-style precepts and prepare for the professoriate. Her expertise will also be an important ingredient in the McGraw Center’s work with faculty to enhance student engagement in their classroom teaching and develop innovative uses for educational technologies.