Dr. Josephine Yu is an associate professor in the School of Mathematics who seeks to always grow as an instructor to help her students learn complex mathematical concepts. A former Class of 1969 Teaching Fellow, Dr. Yu started a started a school-wide discussion group on topics around teaching and learning. The group reads and discusses articles and books by educators and math-education researchers, especially related to diversity and inclusion in the classroom, which is a passion of Dr. Yu’s:
I strive to create inclusive collaborative environments in my classrooms where students feel safe to share ideas and explore mathematics. I use self-reflection and intentions to guide me, as every class and every student is different, and I am always learning and adjusting my practice. I am also interested in working with graduate students and postdocs when they are starting their teaching careers.