Faculty Fellows Program


The LMU Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) offers an opportunity for faculty expertise to be uplifted and shared broadly with the LMU community through its Faculty Fellows program. Articulated as a teacher-scholar model, the Faculty Fellows Program is inspired by the University mission and aligns to LMU’s Strategic Plan, Creating the World We Want to Live In as it facilitates faculty engagement in interdisciplinary and integrative thinking and creative problem solving. 

The Faculty Fellows program invites faculty with interest and expertise to collaborate with a sponsoring office (e.g., DEI, Global-Local) and support the work that intersects with teaching and learning. Faculty Fellows also inform the broader LMU faculty community of the latest issues, pedagogical approaches, and scholarship involved in the work. Specifically, the Faculty Fellows program is designed to support the development of faculty expertise.

2024 LMU Faculty Fellows

Amanda Apgar

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Amanda Apgar (PhD Gender Studies, University of California, Los Angeles) is an Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and affiliated faculty in Health & Society. Professor Apgar's research and teaching interests are in the interdisciplinary field of feminist disability studies with a focus on disability life-writing, narratological methods, and the intersections of disability with gender in cultural concepts of childhood. Apgar's research is driven by an abiding fascination with memoirs about raising disabled children. Her first book, The Disabled Child, Memoirs of a Normal Future, was published in 2023 with University of Michigan Press as part of the Corporealities series on disability. Her work has also appeared in Journal of Lesbian Studies and Journal of Narrative Theory. Professor Apgar is a founding member of the LMU & LLS Disability Justice Working Group, and co-creator and curator of the Hannon Library digital collection Cura Personalis: Lions with Disabilities. She also serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the Society of Disability Studies. Professor Apgar's past collaborations with The Center for Teaching Excellence include several disability-related workshops and talks, including the Access Pedagogy FLC (2021-2022) and Disability Justice and Access Pedagogy for the Teaching Towards Justice series.

Amy Woodson-Boulton

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Amy Woodson-Boulton (Ph.D., UCLA) is Professor of History in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts. Her work concentrates on cultural reactions to industrialization and imperialism, particularly the history of museums and the social role of art. Published work includes an edited volume, articles, and book chapters as well as her monograph Transformative Beauty: Art Museums in Industrial Britain (Stanford, 2012). She is currently co-editing the interdisciplinary volume Ruskin After 200 for Palgrave as well as working on a book tentatively titled The Many Uses of Primitive Art in Imperial Britain. She teaches modern British, European, and global courses that focus on imperial, cultural, public, and environmental history. She has received the top BCLA service, advising, and research awards, as well as (with Elizabeth Drummond) the university award for inclusive excellence for their work transforming the History curriculum. In addition to contributing to multiple university initiatives, committees, and task forces, Prof. Woodson-Boulton has served as History department chair, has been active on the Faculty Senate, and has facilitated conversations at the CTE about faculty morale and student health and wellness in the wake of COVID.

Elizabeth A. Drummond

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Elizabeth Drummond

Elizabeth A. Drummond (Ph.D., Georgetown University) is Associate Professor of History and affiliated faculty in Jewish Studies and Women’s & Gender Studies in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts; she also directs the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in Social Studies/History. Professor Drummond is a social and cultural historian of modern Central Europe, with a focus on national identity, nationalist mobilization, and the experience of national conflict in the German-Polish borderlands. More recently, she has begun a project focused on the Weimar artist Max Thalmann. She is also a member of the team that founded and maintains the interdisciplinary digital project the German Studies Collaboratory. Professor Drummond teaches broadly in modern European and world history and increasingly in public history. She is also a co-founder and co-coordinator of the German Studies Association’s Teaching Network and serves on the board of the Central European History Society. In 2022, Professor Drummond received the President’s Fritz B. Burns Distinguished Teaching Award from LMU and a Teacher Eddy Award from the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce. She has previously served as chair and associate chair in the Department of History, chair of the BCLA College Council, and Faculty Senate President. In 2023, she served as the CTE Faculty Fellow in the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Jennifer Williams

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Jennifer Williams is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Loyola Marymount University. Their current research interests include Black eccentricity, Africana social media culture, and Black women's histories. They advocate for inclusive environments in higher education, promoting equity work in the classroom through syllabus design.









Michael Noltemeyer

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Michael Noltemeyer serves as a Writing Instructor in the Core Curriculum, affiliated faculty in the Systems Engineering graduate program, and the Faculty Fellow in the Academic Resource Center. A former Faculty Fellow in the Center for Teaching Excellence and the winner of a Distinguished Teaching Award, Michael earned a B.A. in Psychology from Yale University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of New Mexico. Before coming to LMU in 2019, he taught college composition, creative writing, technical and professional writing, and literature at the University of New Mexico, Southern New Hampshire University, and the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He has also spent 15 years working for Fortune 500 companies and Fast 500 startups as a freelance writer, editor, and marketing consultant, in which capacity his work has been published in almost every liquor store in the country.



Mikki Kressbach

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Mikki Kressbach (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is an Assistant Professor of Film, Television, and Media Studies and affiliated faculty in the Health and Society program. Professor Kressbach’s work explores the intersection of health, science, and media, with a particular focus on embodiment. Her book, Sensing Health: Bodies, Data, and Digital Health Technologies (U of MI Press, 2024) analyzes popular digital health technologies as aesthetic experiences to understand how these devices and platforms have impacted the way individuals perceive their bodies, behaviors, health, and well-being. Her work can be found in The New Review of Film and Television, The Cine-Files, Television and New Media, and Quarterly Review of Film and Video. She teaches courses on film and media theory, the horror genre, digital health, reproductive health and media, and emerging media and technology. She is also the co-advisor of the SFTV Living Learning Community (LLC) on Collaboration and Media, which is focused on helping incoming SFTV students develop community and become ethical leaders and creative collaborators. Professor Kressbach will use her time as the Housing Faculty Fellow to research LMU’s LLC programs and work to help the university develop sustainable and impactful LLCs to improve the student residential and academic experience.

Keisha Chin Goosby

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Keisha Chin Goosby is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Academic Program Director of the General Education Intern/Resident/Practitioner teacher credential program in the School of Education. Her personal experiences as a formerly undocumented immigrant, first generation college graduate, and parent of two young adults inform her work as a scholar-practitioner. Dr. Chin Goosby intentionally centers the advancement of anti-racism, diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in her teaching, mentoring, and research in education. She has published and forthcoming work that addresses: preparation of historically excluded students for graduate school, an unorthodox support model to mentor undocumented students, higher education classroom practices that promote equity, voicing the experiences of leaders of color in education, and a practical guide for educators to support undocumented students. Her career in education includes elementary and secondary teaching in Los Angeles and the Inland Empire, teaching and mentoring of K-12 teachers, and preparing undergraduate students for graduate school. She enjoys working with and learning from her students.

Roy Fisher

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Roy Fisher is a Senior Lecturer in the Theological Studies Department, as well as an affiliated faculty member in the Jewish Studies and Bioethics programs. Dr. Fisher completed a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Religion at UC Berkeley. Fisher’s trans-disciplinary work takes place at the intersection of cultural anthropology and classical biblical studies. This work includes the critical analysis of the ways in which sacred texts and traditions are taken up within modern and contemporary forms of discourse with their respective technologies of power relations. In Fall 2022, Fisher was in residence as an international fellow at the Institute for Classical Archaeology at the Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany (Institut für Klassische Altertumskunde, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel). In 2023, Fisher was the recipient of LMU’s Distinguished Term Faculty teaching award. Fisher is co-chair of the American Academy of Religion’s History of Christianity program unit and serves on the BCLA College Council and the planning committee for LMU’s Laudato Si’ Action Plan working group. Fisher has published work in HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, Voz de América, and the Washington Post, among others.