Community College Teaching Fellowships

The Princeton/Community College Teaching Partnership program enables Princeton University graduate students to teach courses at Mercer County Community College, Rowan College South Jersey or Camden County College. This program provides a valuable, mentored experience by a tenured community college faculty member, and helps Princeton graduate students to develop as teachers, providing them the opportunity to design and teach a course.

The Fellowship is spread across two semesters: typically across the Spring and Fall of the same calendar year. During the mentored semester (typically conducted in the Spring Semester), Princeton Ph.D. candidates shadow and learn from a tenured community college faculty member. Fellows sit in on lectures and classes, attend faculty meetings, and are given in many ways a behind-the-scenes view of the life of a professor at a community college. Many Fellows also guest lecture or present during this mentored semester, and they also spend time learning about the student populations in community colleges, as well as the range of resources that are available to them. This information and experience is put to use in the second semester of the program (typically in the Fall) when Fellows have the opportunity to teach a course as the sole instructor of record at a community college.

This professional development opportunity is particularly rich for graduate students because it encourages them to develop effective teaching skills in a highly diverse community college. These skills have been proven to benefit all students, regardless of their career trajectory. 

A cohort of Ph.D. students (who must be enrolled, and must have completed the general examination in their field before the teaching semester) are selected to participate in the program each year. International graduate students must contact the Davis International Center to obtain work authorization prior to beginning their teaching. Applications are solicited each fall from across Princeton University by the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School, in concert with the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning.

The Community College Teaching Fellowship comes with a $1920 award for the Spring Semester. Fellows are paid by the community college for the course they teach in the Fall Semester. The deadline to apply for the Community College Teaching Fellowship Program is typically the first Friday in November. 

Community College Teaching Fellowship Profiles

Emilia Arguello, GS, Chemistry
Community College Teaching Fellow
John Barr, GS, CHM
Community College Teaching Fellow
Dan Berbecel, *19, Politics
Community College Teaching Fellow
Joyce Chen, GS, MUS
Community College Teaching Fellow
Janet Chow, GS, ENG
Community College Teaching Fellow
Merle Eisenberg, *18, HIS
Community College Teaching Fellow
Roberto Feudale
Mentor, Community College Teaching Fellowship Program
Jamie Beth Fleischner
Mentor, Community College Teaching Fellowship Program
Nicole Jacoberger
Mentor, Community College Teaching Fellowship Program
Caitlin Karyadi, GS, ART
Community College Teaching Fellow
Ian McKeachie, GS, PHI
Community College Teaching Fellow
Isabela Muci Barradas, GS, ART
GradFUTURES Learning Cohort Participant
Christina Nase
Mentor, Community College Teaching Fellowship
Natalka Pavlovsky *88, *01 (MUS)
Community College Teaching Fellowship Mentor
Sucharita Ray, GS, HIS
Community College Teaching Fellow
Brenden Rickards, *06 (MOL)
Provost and Vice President, Academic Services
Abigail Sargent, GS, HIS
Community College Teaching Fellow
Sarah Schwarz
Associate Director, Teaching Initiatives and Programs for Graduate Students
Jennifer Soong, GS, ENG
Community College Teaching Fellow
Jennifer Soong, *21, ENG
Community College Teaching Fellow
Jonathan Spencer, GS, ELE
Community College Teaching Fellow
Emilie Storer, GS, PHY
Community College Teaching Fellow
Elliot Taffet, GS Chemistry
Community College Teaching Fellow
Jessica Terekhov, GS, ENG
Community College Teaching Fellow
Katherine Thorpe, *20, ENG
University Administrative Fellow
James M. Van Wyck
Assistant Dean for Professional Development
Shengyu Yang, GS, EAS
Community College Teaching Fellow
Ben Xinzi Zhang, GS, CHM
Community College Teaching Fellow

Community College Teaching Fellowship and COVID-19

Until further notice, this Fellowship program (and all related activities) will be conducted remotely. For more information about COVID-19 policies, please consult the Princeton Spring2021 website.