Koehler Center Fellows and Coordinators integrate TCU initiatives into the Koehler Center efforts.
Inclusive Teaching Coordinator
Nada Elias-Lambert, PhD, LMSW is the Inclusive Teaching Coordinator with the Koehler Center for 2019–2020. Dr. Elias-Lambert developed a bystander intervention program for TCU faculty and staff and has worked in partnership with the Koehler Center for three years to implement the program. The goal of the program is to provide a sustainable way (via a train-the-trainer component) for faculty and staff to learn about bystander intervention techniques to prevent dangerous behaviors such as sexual violence, racism, sexism, heterosexism as well as practice bystander intervention skills that can be especially helpful when interacting with students in the classroom and beyond.
As the Inclusive Teaching Coordinator, Dr. Elias-Lambert will work to create and support partnerships and collaborations across campus to promote inclusive teaching strategies and opportunities.
Dr. Elias-Lambert is an associate professor and graduate program director in the Department of Social Work. She is also serving as the School of Interdisciplinary Studies Diversity Administrative Fellow for 2019–2010. Dr. Elias-Lambert received her BS in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and her MSW and PhD in social work from the University of Texas at Arlington. She has many years of social work practice experience in a variety of settings including sexual violence survivor advocacy and community education and medical social work. She also served in the US Peace Corps in Morocco as a Youth Development Volunteer. She brings her practice experience into the classroom and her research. Her teaching interests include undergraduate and graduate level courses in research methods, intimate partner violence, social welfare policy, and diversity & social justice. Dr. Elias-Lambert’s research focuses on issues related to gender-based violence prevention, sexual violence prevention with high-risk populations, campus sexual violence, and bystander interventions to prevent sexual violence. She is an active scholar, publishing her research in peer-reviewed professional journals and presenting at national conferences.
Inclusive Teaching Fellow
Margaret Lowry is the Inclusive Teaching Fellow with the Koehler Center for 2019–2020. Dr. Lowry currently holds the position of Lecturer in the Women & Gender Studies Department, and she serves as a core faculty member for WGST and Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES). She teaches Introduction to WGST, Advanced Seminar in WGST, and Intersectional Activism and Social Justice, which is cross-listed for WGST and CRES. Her current scholarship focuses on teaching intersectionality in WGST courses as part of a larger social justice framework.
As the Inclusive Teaching Fellow, Dr. Lowry will work to listen to and honor other people’s viewpoints, find common ground, and work collaboratively across difference to encourage inclusive teaching.
Dr. Lowry received her BA in Comparative Literature from the University of California—Davis and her PhD in English from TCU. She spent five years as the Director of First-Year English at UT Arlington. In that role, she created curriculum for first- and second-semester composition courses, designed and implemented teacher development programs for new and experienced instructors, and supervised and mentored approximately 45 instructors per semester.
The Chairs Coordinator position is funded by the Provost Office and reports directly to the Provost. The Koehler Center’s role is to support this position with coordinating events, conducting research, and helping in the design of workshops and events.
Peter Worthing is Professor of History and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research in the AddRan College of Liberal Arts. A former Koehler Center Faculty Fellow, he now serves as Chairs Coordinator, working closely with the Office of the Provost and the Koehler Center to provide support and training for department chairs and program directors across campus.
Peter received his PhD in Chinese history from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He teaches undergraduate courses on East Asian Civilizations, modern Chinese history, and the Vietnam War and graduate seminars on China in World History and the Vietnam War. He has published three books, Occupation and Revolution: China and the Vietnamese August Revolution of 1945 (1995), A Military History of Modern China: From the Qing Conquest to Tiananmen Square (2007), and General He Yingqin: The Rise and Fall of Nationalist China (2016). His articles have appeared in Modern China, War and Society, The Journal of Military History, and Modern China Studies. A member of the board of directors of the Chinese Military History Society, he is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Chinese Military History.