Stimulating Student Creativity

Ramesh Chawla , Ph.D.

January 31, 2007

Profiles

Guest LecturerDr. Ramesh Chawla, Professor of Chemical Engineering at Howard University, has won several teaching awards, including the AT& T Outstanding Teacher Award, Exxon Excellence in Teaching Award, and the H.U. Faculty Senate’s Exemplary Teaching Award. As Director of Graduate Studies for his department, he increased enrollment by 300% and, as Faculty Advisor for Howard’s student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, he led the chapter to first place in national competitions.

Guest LecturerDr. James Lindesay, Associate Professor of Physics at Howard, also holds an honorary faculty position at Stanford, where he earned the university’s highest teaching honor. At Howard, he founded and continues to direct the Computational Physics Laboratory in the H.U. Physics Department, where he has trained numerous students, including post-doctoral associates, graduate students, and undergraduate honors students. Among his advisees is the 2006 winner of the Undergraduate Research Symposium sponsored by Howard’s College of Arts & Sciences.

Guest LecturerMs. Colette Veasey-Cullors is the Photography Area Coordinator in Howard’s Department of Art. While continuing to exhibit her own creative work at museums and galleries across the country, she teaches Howard students how to “see” with the eye of a photographer. She helps them develop this skill in courses such as “Basic Photography,” “Intermediate Photography,” and “Photography Internship.”

Guest LecturerDr. Tony Medina is an Assistant Professor of English in Howard’s Department of English. Cited as “one of the top ten poets to watch” by Writer’s Digest, he publishes poetry, anthology, and children’s books. At Howard, he teaches the Department’s courses in creative writing, both fiction and poetry.

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