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Talent in the classroom leads economics professor Meghan Skira to be named a Lilly Teaching Fellow

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 4:39pm

Meghan Skira, an assistant professor of economics, was one of 10 outstanding UGA faculty members inducted into the Center for Teaching and Learning's Lilly Teaching Fellows Program. The fellows are chosen for their passion and success in instruction at all levels.

Open to faculty members in their first, second and third years of teaching, the Lilly Teaching Fellows Program strives to improve the university’s instructional mission. It seeks to provide talented instructors with opportunities to strengthen their teaching skills and develop their ability to appropriately balance teaching with the research and service roles required by a research university.

Throughout the two-year program, fellows pair with faculty mentors and develop instructional improvement proposals. Each fellow is given up to $2,000 to implement new ideas in the classroom or enhance the development of their career path.

In addition to her skills in the classroom, Skira, who came to Terry in 2012, is also a talented researcher with interests in labor economics, health economics and the economics of aging.

The CTL Lilly Teaching Fellows Program was established at the University of Georgia by Dr. Ronald Simpson in 1984 as a result of a grant from Lilly Endowment of Indianapolis. In 1987, the program was continued at the suggestion of then-President Charles Knapp with full support from the University of Georgia under the direction of the Center for Teaching and Learning.

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