Alumni & Campus Stories

Jaya Yodh

In Class: Facilitator

I am one of four core medical education facilitators at U of I’s Carle Illinois College of Medicine. We come from different backgrounds—engineering, neuroscience, physiology, biochemistry. I’m the biochemist. We started with the College’s inaugural...

Antony Agoustakis

In Class: Myth Maker

I have always been drawn to texts, to what literature tells us about the past.   I grew up in Greece on the island of Crete. We studied mythology beginning in the second grade,...

In Class: Marriage Counselor

My area of research is domestic violence, and the majority of my students are human development and family studies majors.  I teach an undergraduate class on family stress and change. It’s focused on understanding...

In Class: Printers’ Helper

The Illinois MakerLab is about five-and-a-half-years old. We began in January 2013. It’s the world’s first 3-D printing lab located in a business school. There are a couple of others around the world now....

In Class: Chef Master

The Spice Box, which serves as a learning lab for the UI’s hospitality management program, is a white-tablecloth restaurant housed in the café on the second floor of Bevier Hall. The restaurant hosts fine-dining...

In Class: Dance Doctor

I lead studies to understand the ways in which dance can improve mobility in people with movement disorders. I design targeted classes that address movement dysfunction and test how effective the interventions are. We are...

In Class: Fault Finder

I teach a graduate course on tectonics. I teach the undergraduate course in structural geology. I contribute to field courses. I teach an honors course on the future of the Earth’s resources. If I...

In Class: Teachers’ Teacher

I teach Introduction to Teaching Mathematics in a Diverse Society, for undergraduates who are majoring in mathematics and pursuing a minor in secondary education because they want to be teachers. What I love about...