Patty Bartlett Sessions Article

My first article was published on March 28th in the peer-reviewed journal Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought. I’m absolutely to have a hard copy of the article. I’d also like to thank Hilary Wyss for encouraging this article from its inception, Nush Powell for helping me revise it for publication, and my colleagues at Purdue for reading drafts and providing helpful feedback.

You can purchase this article on the Dialogue website: https://www.dialoguejournal.com/archive/dialogue-premium-content/spring-2018/

 

Article in Dialogue

My first article, “Remember Me: Discursive Needlework and the Sewing Sampler of Patty Bartlett Sessions” was published today in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought.

I would like to thank Hilary Wyss for encouraging this project from it’s inception; many thanks also to Nush Powell and Kristina Bross for helping me revise it for publication.

https://www.dialoguejournal.com/archive/dialogue-premium-content/spring-2018/

Teaching Award Fall 2017

On January 29th I received a Quintilian Award for my teaching for the fall 2017 semester. The award, given by the Introductory Composition at Purdue (ICaP) program, recognizes teachers who achieve exceptional course evaluations for English 106 classes.

My application score was a 4.9/5.0.

To receive the award, applicants must have a median score of 4.6/5.0 for the following 7 course evaluation categories:

–Overall, I would rate this course as…

–Overall, I would rate this instructor as…

–Course requirements are clear

–My instructor seems well prepared for class

–When I have a question or comment, I know it will be respected

–This course effectively challenges me to think

–My instructor shows respect for diverse groups of people

#twittercommunity

I recently received my copies of two new books on the history of medicine, and both authors responded to my twitter post, thus proving how awesome it is to be a part of the medical humanities! I’m actually teaching #TheButcheringArt in my Writing in the Health and Human Sciences class at Purdue next semester; I’m excited to talk to my students about the importance of communication in health care, as well as how the history of medicine informs their career trajectories as doctors, nurses, administrators, and public health professionals!

 

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Society of Early Americanists’ Scholar of the Month Program

As the twitter administrator for the Society of Early Americanists, I recently helped create and implement the new Scholar of the Month and Junior Scholar of the Month programs! This initiative is designed to raise awareness of and highlight the excellent teaching, research, community engagement, and other activities that SEA members are involved in. We also hope these monthly posts will help SEA members get to know each other and stay up to date on developments in the field. To learn more, and to see the inaugural post, visit the SEA website: Society of Early Americanists Scholar of the Month