Interdisciplinary Teaching Grant Program

Message to USC Faculty

From: Charles F. Zukoski, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; Elizabeth Graddy, Executive Vice Provost

Please join us in congratulating our 2019-2020 awardees of the Interdisciplinary Teaching Grant Program.

This marks the second year for the program, which was introduced to fund teaching grants that support interdisciplinary curriculum development through team-teaching and other teaching models that utilize expertise across the disciplines, the arts, and the professions.

Each proposal was required to include faculty from more than one school or more than one division within Dornsife College.  Priority was given to proposals that satisfy GE requirements or serve as requirements for more than one major.

We were extremely pleased by the number of applications we received and the enthusiasm and creativity displayed in these proposals.  Awardees were selected through a highly competitive application process, reviewed by a faculty committee, and their selection is a testament to the quality of their proposals.  We look forward to these innovative courses, and strongly encourage more faculty to consider applying next year.

  • Daniela Bleichmar (Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences) and Nancy Lutkehaus (Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences) – Museum Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Introduction to the Study of Museums
  • Terry David Church (School of Pharmacy) and Rebecca Haggerty (Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism) – Drugs and the Media
  • David Craig (Keck School of Medicine), Xiaowu Gai (Keck School of Medicine), and Tatyana Ryutov (Viterbi School of Engineering) – Biomedical Data Privacy – Issues and Solutions
  • Steven Fleming (Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and Michael Orosz (Viterbi School of Engineering) – Seminar in Human Security, Geospatial Intelligence, and Policy Making
  • Lucas Herchenroeder (Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences) and Jeffrey Kahane (Thornton School of Music) – Classics of Music and Literature: From Ancient Greece to Contemporary Los Angeles

We also want to thank the following faculty reviewers who so generously gave of their time and expertise, carefully reviewing the applications and recommending proposals for funding:

  • Michael Cousineau, Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine and Family Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, Price School of Public Policy
  • Richard Green, The Lusk Chair for Real Estate and Professor of Public Policy, Price School of Public Policy, Marshall School of Business
  • Juliet Musso, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Price School of Public Policy
  • Alison Renteln, Professor of Political Science, Anthropology, Public Policy and Law, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Price School of Public Policy, Gould School of Law
  • Donald Scotten, Professor of the Practice of Law, Gould School of Law
  • Tracy Tambascia, Professor of Clinical Education, Rossier School of Education

cc: Office of the President
Academic Deans
President’s Senior Leadership Team
Provost’s Leadership Team
Academic Senate