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Assistant Director, Teaching
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Emily O. Gravett is the Assistant Director of the Teaching Area in the Center for Faculty Innovation and Associate Professor in the Philosophy and Religion department. She earned her B.A. from Colgate University in English and Religion and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia. She loves supporting the growth of her colleagues and feels continually inspired by their commitment to students, pedagogical innovation, and ongoing professional development. Outside of work, Emily enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking and cycling, reading poetry, eating all the BBQ, and frequenting Kline’s.

Courses Taught 

  • Race and Religion
  • Religion and Disability
  • Religion and Film
  • Exploring Religion
  • Religion and Popular Culture
  • Religions of the World (Honors)

Select Publications

Gravett, E. and Bach, D. (2024). “Beyond the Human Dimension: Expanding Fink’s Taxonomy of Significant Learning,” To Improve the Academy.

Gravett, E. (2023). “Professors Are People, Too! Retrieving “Selfishness” as a Way to Avoid Burnout,” Unraveling Faculty Burnout: Pathways to Reckoning and Renewal.

Gravett, E., Bernhagen, L., and McCarty, L. (2023). “Gendered Participation in Educational Development,” International Journal for Academic Development.

Rudenga, K. and Gravett, E. (2021). “Impostor Phenomenon in Educational Developers: Consequences and Coping Strategies,” To Improve the Academy.

Gravett, E. (2020). “Inviting Vulnerability into the Religious Studies Classroom,” in Pedagogy of Vulnerability.

Trybus, M.J., Breneman, D.L., and Gravett, E. (2019). “Ableism, Accessibility, and Educational Development: A Disability Studies Perspective,” New Directions for Teaching and Learning.

Rudenga, K.J. & Gravett, E. (2019). “Impostor Phenomenon in Educational Developers,” To Improve the Academy.

Palmer, M.S., Gravett, E., and LaFleur, J. (2018). “Measuring Transparency: A Learning-Focused Assignment Rubric,” To Improve the Academy.

Gravett, E. (2018). “Note-Taking during Discussion: Using a Weekly Reflection Assignment to Motivate Students to Learn from their Peers,” College Teaching.

Gravett, E. (2017). “Tracing a Developer’s Development: A Self-Study in Teaching,” International Journal for Academic Development.

Bernhagen, L. & Gravett, E. (2016). “Educational Development as Pink Collar Labor: Implications and Recommendations,” To Improve the Academy.

Gravett, E. (2016). “Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Religious Studies,” Journal of the American Academy of Religion.

Gravett, E. & Bernhagen, L. (2015). “A View from the Margins: Situating Teaching Center Staff in Organizational Development,” To Improve the Academy.

Service and Leadership

  • Member, A-Team
  • Co-Chair, EPIC Steering Committee
  • Member, QEP Proposal: Racial Equity Team
  • Member, Teaching Toolkit Committee
  • Member, Woman of Distinction Award Committee
  • Member, Provost’s Task Force on Gender & Sexuality
  • Member, Provost’s Faculty Diversity Council
  • Member, Online Learning Council

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