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Congratulations to the recipients of the Teaching and Learning Center 2014 Teaching Innovation Awards.
- T.H.M. Gellar-Goad, teacher/scholar/post-doc fellow in classical languages
- Lynn S. Neal, associate professor of religion
- D. Stokes Piercy, assistant teaching professor in communication
- Jeremy Rouse, assistant professor of mathematics
- Ron Von Burg, assistant professor of communication
Jennifer Collins, associate provost for academic initiatives and law professor, presented the awards at an April 30 luncheon held in the recipients’ honor.
This award recognizes the effort put forth by faculty who have redesigned their courses or introduced new courses, using new methods or innovative approaches to applying the research on learning to the practice of teaching.
Read more about Teaching and Learning Center awards and funding here.
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“Jennifer was everything one could possibly wish for in a vice provost and cherished colleague: attentive to concerns across faculty, students, and staff, stretching from classrooms and faculty offices to Reynolda House and WFDD; creative in devising thoughtful and innovative approaches to topics from online education to well-being at WFU; and somehow amid it all continuing to teach hugely popular Law School courses–and raise her three fabulous children,” said Provost Rogan Kersh. “That we will miss her terribly across our Wake Forest community is a profound understatement.”
In addition to earning both of the Wake Forest School of Law’s top teaching awards, Collins led the successful efforts to establish the LGBTQ Center and the Women’s Center at Wake Forest, organized a visionary yearlong series of conversations on campus culture, and this past year spearheaded the University’s planned wellbeing initiative. Last year, she also chaired a campus-wide group discussing expanded use of the WFU Center in Charlotte and played an integral role in creating the new Faculty Fellows program.
Collins joined the Wake Forest School of Law faculty in 2003, with areas of focus in criminal law and family law. She taught criminal law, criminal procedure, family law, and gender and the law. Named associate provost for academic and strategic initiatives in 2010, she was appointed vice provost in 2013.
Before arriving at Wake Forest, Collins was a homicide prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, worked in private practice, and clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit. Collins earned her JD at Harvard and BA at Yale.
She will begin her appointment as SMU’s law school dean on July 1.
Read SMU’s announcement here.
Categories: Faculty News
Wake Forest is delighted to announce the appointment as vice provost of Jennifer Collins, who currently serves as associate provost for academic and strategic initiatives. Collins is also a professor of law, joining the law school faculty in 2003, where her areas of focus are criminal law and family law. She continues to teach courses on gender and the law (to both law students and undergraduates) and legal professionalism; her acclaimed classroom gifts have earned her both of the School’s top teaching awards.
Since taking up the associate-provost role in 2010, Collins has led the successful efforts to establish both the LGBTQ Center and Women’s Center at Wake Forest, organized a visionary year-long series of conversations on campus culture, and this past year spearheaded the university’s new well-being initiative. Last year, she also chaired a campus-wide group discussing expanded use of the WFU Center in Charlotte.
“Jennifer’s remarkable strategic intuition, collaborative gifts, and wide-ranging knowledge of our campus, built on her experience working closely with faculty, students, and staff, makes her an ideal choice as vice provost,” said provost Rogan Kersh. “I’ve been so grateful for her incisive counsel and creative ideas, on everything from online education to our capital campaign, as well as her vision for and profound dedication to enhancing the Wake Forest community.”
In addition to her extensive responsibilities in the provost’s office and law school, Collins serves as a lower-division adviser in the college and was integral to creating the new Faculty Fellows program. She is a valued contributor to Winston-Salem life as well, serving on the board of the Arts Council.
Before arriving at Wake Forest, Collins was a homicide prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, worked in private practice, and clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals’s Ninth Circuit. Collins earned her JD at Harvard and BA at Yale. She is married to fellow-lawyer Adam Charnes; they have three children, Jake, Lily, and Sam.