Academic Affairs

Worthington Innovation Fellows

Worthington Innovation Fellows Named

The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the recipients of the first Worthington Innovation Fellows awards.

Spring 2013-Winter 2014 Fellows

Mark Kochanski and Joe McCarthy, School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Exploration of Credentialing Learning within Current Systems

Ian Porter, Andreas Brockhaus and Joe Shelley, Information Technologies
Untethered Teaching: A Pilot Project for Teaching With Mobile Computing Devices

Jane Van Galen and Allison Hintz, Education Program
Digital Bridges: Connected Learning in Teacher Education

Linda Watts, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
“We Are All The Conspiracy”: Fledging a Digital Archive of Source Material Related to the Seattle Liberation Front, The Day After Protests, and Seattle 7 Conspiracy Trial

Ted Hiebert and Jin-Kyu Jung, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Re-mapping Imaginary and Imagined Communities

Alan Wood, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Integrated hybrid/Cambridge tutorial course development for world history for five courses: one three-quarter world history sequence in CUSP and two courses in traditional and modern China in IAS

Arnie Berger, School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Remotely Accessible Undergraduate Electrical Engineering Laboratory

About the Program

The Worthington Innovation Fellows program was launched in February 2013 by the Office of Academic Affairs to support the use of technology to enhance innovation across the campus.  

The initiative is made possible through generous funding from the Worthington Technology Fund and supports the priority for innovation called for in the 21st Century Campus Initiative strategic plan.

Fellowships are awarded annually to support individual or team projects, with up to $6,000 in funding available for each project selected. Fellowship opportunities are  announced each Winter for cohorts beginning in Spring. A separate Call for Proposals will be announced for each opportunity.

Worthington Innovation Fellows will be asked to report to the campus community at the conclusion of their work through a brief written report and a public presentation at the Chancellor’s Innovation Forum, the Teaching and Learning Symposium, or other public forum. Fellows will also participate in a Worthington Innovation Fellows circle during the period of the award to facilitate the sharing of ideas, resources and strategies.

About the Worthington Technology Fund

Funding for these projects is made possible by the generous support of Lois and Richard Worthington, through their creation of the Worthington endowment funds. In addition to supporting teaching, research and student scholarships, these endowments have also generously supported the uses of technology in innovative programs such as Worthington Innovation Fellows.

For more information about the Worthington Innovation Fellows Program, please contact Ann Cox, Strategic Initiatives Director, at