From Jamie Allen’s “Friends as Fonts

I’ve held a variety of administrative and creative roles in the Atlanta nonprofit arts community since leaving the Okinawa Institute for Science & Technology Graduate University in Japan.

This summer I was fortunate to receive an invitation to rejoin the faculty at Georgia State University where I  am a Limited-Term Lecturer.

I was also notified this summer, by the Department of Career Planning and Development at Kennesaw State University, that in their recent survey of students I was named a professor “who made the greatest difference in their life” this past academic year.

My university teaching career began Fall semester 2016 when I was invited to teach one section of Georgia State University’s undergraduate Critical Thinking through Writing course (ART3910-CTW “Critical Issues in Contemporary Art”) and their graduate MFA Thesis Writing seminar (ART6600).

I was promoted to Limited Term Faculty Lecturer for the Spring 17 semester and offered two more sections of ART3910-CTW as well as a graduate Art History seminar (AH6900 “Public-making in Contemporary Practices”).

From AY 2017–18 I was Limited Term Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Kennesaw State University where I taught Introduction to Philosophy (you can learn about my course here) and Ethics.

I have an active teaching portfolio that I am consistently updating and tweaking in light of recent literature from the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).

Each semester I request and benefit from my university’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). Based on their consultations and observations, I adjust my teaching to enhance my student’s learning and my teaching. During the Spring 2017 semester I was certified by Georgia State University’s CETL Learning Community which is designed to “improve student success, and instructor dedication in the classroom.”

Typical feedback from my students at Kennesaw State University (2017–18) include the following about my Introduction to Philosophy course: