TLT Faculty Fellows

In order to transform education in positive and enduring ways, it is crucial to understand the challenges that impact our faculty's pedagogy and also student success. Our fellowship program works with faculty to identify these challenges and explores how technology can help overcome them. These partnerships expand the reach of impactful ideas and help shape the Penn State community's future.

Fellows Since 2009

2020 TLT Faculty Fellows

Justin Brown, Adrian Barragan, and Jamie Garcia Prudencio

Immersive Technology in Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Justin, Adrian, and Jamie will collaborate with their project team to produce immersive course content for veterinary and animal sciences students. The goal is to give them a way to engage with large animal anatomy they normally wouldn’t encounter in a lab setting.

Margaret Hoffman

PILLAR Project: Place-based Immersive Learning for Landscapes
Through her project, Margaret will work towards increasing students’ sense of investment in their education through the use of immersive technology. She and her team intend to do so by having Penn State landscape design students film and create virtual tours of significant regional landscape design installations.

Tom Hogan

The Virtual Transformational Leadership Development (VTLD) Experience
Hogan and his team will look towards virtual learning experiences and reflective exercises centered around the arts to create engaging and transformative coursework for the development of leadership skills.

Randy McEntaffer

Exploring the Universe through Virtual Reality
Randy’s fellowship project will work toward the goal of overcoming the physical limitations of engaging with astronomy course materials by utilizing a virtual reality (VR) application called “Titans of Space.”  

Dawn Pfeifer Reitz

Elevating Your Game: There’s an App/Module/Tool for That
Dawn’s fellows project is designed to provide students with a digital “tool kit” that will engage them in work to help develop soft skills like oral and written communication and adaptability.

Jan Reimann

Learning Math with Jupyter Notebooks
Jan and his team aim to take advantage of Jupyter Notebooks’ open-source platform and their built-in interactivity to create affordable, engaging course content for undergraduate math students at Penn State. 

Topics for Fellowships

By combining ideas and innovative spirit with expertise in academic thought, we can work collaboratively to apply emerging technologies for teaching and learning. The application window for this year’s faculty fellows is closed and the call for 2021-22 TLT Faculty Fellows will be announced in the spring.

All Penn State faculty, from any discipline, are eligible for a TLT faculty fellowship. We encourage everyone to share their innovative idea by submitting a proposal for exploring how technology can be used as a tool to enhance engaged learning in and out of the classroom. To submit a proposal, please email

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Past TLT Faculty Fellows

Scott McDonald

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Laurie Grobman

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Ty Hollett

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