Jennifer Cognard-Black: Empathetic Teaching

Season 1 - Episode 4

March 9, 2021

Episode Notes

Today, our guest is Dr. Jennifer Cognard-Black, professor of English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Dr. Cognard-Black has received 12 faculty development grants from St. Mary's and two Internationalization and Teaching and Learning Grants (2011 and 2016), and she has been given the highest honor for teaching that St. Mary's students bestow, the Faculty-Student Life Award, at three distinct times during her career (2002, 2009, and 2019). She is also the 2020 recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, the nation's largest monetary award for university teaching. As part of her designation as the Cherry Award recipient, Dr. Cognard-Black is in residence at Baylor University in the Spring 2021 semester, teaching and collaborating with faculty. We are delighted to have Dr. Cognard-Black on the show to talk about the promise, unpredictability, and politics of Empathetic Teaching.