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Featured Events

The Office for Faculty Advancement presents

Teaching “After” the Pandemic: Perspectives on Trauma, Teaching, and Learning

August 11, 2021 – 10:00am EST

featuring special guest

Dr. Mays Imad

Professor, Pathophysiology/Biomedical Ethics

Pima Community College

Gardner Institute Fellow

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10:00am EST – Teaching “After” the Pandemic: Perspectives on Trauma, Teaching, and Learning

In this keynote address, Mays Imad, and professor of pathophysiology and biomedical ethics at Pima Community College,the founding coordinator of the Teaching and Learning Center, and a Gardner Institute Fellow, will draw on her research on stress, self-awareness, advocacy and classroom community in relation to cognition, metacognition, and ultimately student learning and success. 

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Dr. Imad will be a special part of a two-day 2021 Annual Summer Institute offered by the Instructional Teaching and Design Services (ITDS) program and co-sponsored by the Office for Faculty Advancement.

To view and sign up for sessions throughout these two days, please visit the ITDS website for more information.


Mays Imad is a neuroscientist and professor of pathophysiology and biomedical ethics at Pima Community College, the founding coordinator of the Teaching and Learning Center, and a Gardner Institute Fellow. Dr. Imad’s current research focuses on stress, self-awareness, advocacy, and classroom community, and how these relate to cognition, metacognition, and, ultimately, student learning and success. Through her teaching and research, she seeks to provide her students with transformative opportunities that are grounded in the aesthetics of learning, truth-seeking, justice, and self-realization.

Recent presentations include “Examining the Intersections of Equity, Trauma-Informed Pedagogy, and Student Learning.”