Faculty & Teaching

Amanda Godley in a red shirt
A professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Leading in the School of Education with secondary appointments in the Department of Linguistics and the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program, Godley will serve as vice provost for graduate studies beginning July 1.
John Wallace in a dark gray suit and white collared shirt, with other people behind him
John Wallace, the David E. Epperson Endowed Chair in the School of Social Work, will serve as vice provost for faculty diversity and development beginning July 1, 2020.
Yearwood in a blue jacket, shirt and bow tie
Gabby Yearwood, lecturer and director of undergraduate studies in anthropology, shares his personal story as a father, son and Black man in America.
Lu-in Wang in a gray shirt in a library
A professor of law focused on ordinary and extraordinary forms of discrimination, Lu-in Wang will serve as vice provost for faculty affairs beginning July 1, 2020.
Cynthia Golden in a dark top and gold necklace
In accordance with expert guidance and to keep our community safe and healthy, Pitt has announced that it will move to a flexible remote and in-person approach to fall classes. Pittwire spoke to Cynthia Golden from the University Center for Teaching and Learning to hear more about what faculty members should consider as they write their fall syllabi this summer.
A panther statue
The University senior leadership team shares their gratitude during Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week, which kicks off today and runs through June 12.
Rory Cooper (left) with friend David Gifford (right) just before the 2020 virtual Pittsburgh Marathon
Last October, Rory Cooper crashed his handcycle during the early miles of a marathon. The director of Pitt’s Human Engineering Research Laboratories would go on to finish the remaining 23.2 miles, then spend four days in a coma. Read about his incredible recovery, and his long history of working to improve wheelchair users’ lives.
Vernell Lillie in a pink suit
Vernell A. Lillie, a former associate professor of Africana Studies, founder of Pitt’s Kuntu Repertory Theatre and vanguard member of the Black Arts Movement at Pitt and beyond, has died at 89.
MyQuella Swogger in a black shirt posting notes onto a window
Discussions held throughout the academic year fostered conversations and action on “abolitionist teaching” in the School of Education. During this year’s Teacher Appreciation Week, their lessons are more important than ever, especially for Black and Brown students.
Gurudev Dutt in a red shirt, holding a piece of electronic equipment
From mailing circuit boards to students’ homes to rolling 80 containers of duckweed down Forbes Avenue, lab instructors got creative in the shift to online learning.