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The Cal Poly Pomona Teacher Scholar Model

Teacher Scholars at Cal Poly Pomona are role models who actively promote life-long intentional learning to our students, are actively engaged in advancing their fields of inquiry, and are committed to blending teaching and scholarship into a single synergistic endeavor that results in a creative integration of the two roles.  The Early Carrer Summer Support Program (ECSSP) recognizes faculty with significant potential to embody the teacher scholar model.

1. Teaching

Cal Poly Pomona Teacher Scholars apply knowledge from the frontiers of their disciplines and pedagogical scholarships to the development of their courses and the curriculum.

  • Understand current developments in their disciplines, and use this understanding to advance student learning and knowledge,
  • Have knowledge of discipline-specific pedagogical strategies, apply effective strategies to facilitate learning of a diverse student population, use evidence-based assessment of teaching to improve their pedagogy, and evaluate and analyze their pedagogy.
2. Scholarship

Cal Poly Pomona Teacher Scholars engage in the practice of scholarship, which is broadly construed to include the scholarship of discovery, integration, teaching, application and engagement. While the scholarship of Teacher Scholars varies widely across disciplines at Cal Poly Pomona, it incorporates essential elements which define scholarship, including research and/or creative work.

  • Make intellectual and/or creative contributions that extend and/or develop new knowledge or creative inquiry and discover, integrate or apply facts, theories, artistic perceptions, or design,
  • Produce work which is peer reviewed, critiqued, juried and/or judged and results in a publication, presentation, creative work or other product disseminated to a wider audience beyond the Cal Poly Pomona community.
3. Integration

Cal Poly Pomona Teacher Scholars integrate scholarship and teaching to create a synthesis which is greater than both activities.

  • Bring the practice of their own scholarship into the classroom in an appropriate way,
  • Promote a community of inquiry in their role as faculty members, and model and encourage academically rigorous scholarship as appropriate to their discipline,
  • Foster a climate in which faculty/student scholarly, research, or artistic collaboration can take place by:
  • enhancing student learning through meaningful experiences at Cal Poly Pomona as appropriate in their discipline through inquiry based classroom, studio, laboratory, and field activities that are embedded within the curriculum, collaborating with students in a culture of learn-by-doing inquiry, discovery, professional practice and/or creative work through the involvement of students in scholarship outside of regular coursework.

The Early Career Summer Support Program

This competitive grant program assists tenured and tenure-track faculty at the levels of Assistant and Associate Professor in their development as strong teacher-scholars. The program provides summer stipends in two consecutive summers to faculty members who show the potential to develop into exceptional teacher-scholars. Selected faculty develop a Career Development Plan that will enhance their ability to produce scholarly works such as books, journal articles, and proposals for external funding.

For application instructions, see

2013-2014 ECSP Faculty
  • Peter Arensburger -- Biological Sciences
  • Aaron DeRosa -- English & Foreign Languages
  • Keith Forward -- Chemical & Materials Engineering
  • Yong Xue Gan -- Mechanical Engineering
  • Yao Olive Lee -- Human Nutrition & Food Science
  • Shelton Murinda -- Animal & Veterinary Sciences
  • Lee Pettey -- Animal & Veterinary Sciences
  • Jason Smith -- Biological Sciences
  • Ryan Szypowski -- Mathematics & Statistics
  • Eileen Wallis -- History
Previous ECSP Faculty
  • Hossein Ahmadzadeh - Chemistry
  • Ruth Ahn - Education
  • Subodh Bhandari - Aerospace Engineering
  • Edward Bobich -- Biological Sciences
  • Bettina J. Casad - Psychology & Sociology
  • Christina Chavez - Liberal Studies
  • Kun Chen -- Geography & Anthropology
  • Wen Cheng -- Civil Engineering
  • Kristen Conway-Gomez - Geography & Anthropology
  • Timothy Corcoran - Chemistry
  • William C. "Liam" Corley - English and Foreign Languages
  • Erika De Jonghe - Psychology and Sociology
  • Kent Dickson - English and Foreign Languages
  • Winny Dong - Chemical & Materials Engineering
  • Juliana Fuqua - Psychology and Sociology
  • Hend Gilli-Elewy - Interdisciplinary General Education
  • Mehrdad Haghi -- Mechanical Engineering
  • Dewey W. Hall - English and Foreign Languages
  • Jill Hargis -- Political Science
  • Barbara Hoeling - Physics
  • Jing Hu -- International Business & Marketing
  • Greg Hunter - Economics
  • Jae Min Jung - International Business & Marketing
  • James Kim - Political Science
  • William A. Kitch - Civil Engineering
  • Pablo La Roche - Architecture
  • Carsten Lange - Economics
  • Kristopher Lappin -- Biological Sciences
  • Emille Davie Lawrence -- Mathematics & Statistics
  • Myong Jae Lee - Collins College of Hospitality Management
  • Mingheng Li - Chemical & Materials Engineering
  • Weimin Li - Landscape Architecture
  • Junjun Liu - Biological Sciences
  • Sean Liu - Chemistry
  • Philip Lukeman - Chemistry
  • Jeffrey S. Marshall - Geological Science
  • Stacy McGoldrick - Psychology & Sociology
  • Georgia Mickey - History
  • Rakesh Mogul - Chemistry
  • Moustafa B. Moustafa - Kinesiology and Health Promotion
  • Susan Mulley - Landscape Architecture
  • Jun Myers -- International Business & Marketing
  • Anjana Narayan - Psychology & Sociology
  • Jeff A. Nessler - Kinesiology & Health Promotion
  • Anthony Ocampo -- Psychology & Sociology
  • Stephen Osborn -- Geological Sciences
  • Michael F.Z. Page - Chemistry
  • Monica Palomo -- Civil Engineering
  • Norali Pernalete - Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology
  • Erin Questad -- Biological Sciences
  • Laurie Riggs - Mathematics & Statistics
  • Teshia Roby - College of Education & Integrative Studies
  • Homeyra Sadaghiani - Physics
  • Ertan Salik -- Physics
  • Jaehoon Seong -- Mechanical Engineering
  • Neha Singh - Collins College of Hospitality Management
  • Alex Small -- Physics
  • Christos Stathopoulos - Biological Sciences
  • Fang Tang (Daisy) - Computer Science
  • Ericka Tucker -- Philosophy
  • Angel Valdes -- Biological Sciences
  • Rachel Tamar Van -- History
  • Nicholas Von Glahn -- Psychology & Sociology
  • Andrew Voss - Biological Sciences
  • Faye Wachs - Psychology & Sociology
  • Sharonda Wallace - Human Nutrition & Food Science
  • Zuoyue Wang - History
  • M. Ronald Yeung - Civil Engineering
  • Xuehe Zheng - Chemistry
  • Jian (Jane) Zhang -- Collins College of Hospitality Management