Community College Teaching Fellowships

Princeton University/Community College Teaching Partnership Program 

The Princeton/Community College Teaching Partnership program enables Princeton University graduate students to teach courses at Mercer County Community College or Camden County College. This program provides a valuable, mentored experience by a tenured community college faculty member. This program helps Princeton graduate students to develop as teachers, designing and delivering their own courses in their academic fields in a community college setting.

Following a mentored semester, during which Princeton Ph.D. students shadow and learn from a tenured community college faculty member, they will have the opportunity to teach a course at a participating 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 roughly seven Ph.D. students (who must be enrolled, and must have completed the general examination in their field) are selected to participate in the program each year. Applications will be solicited from across Princeton University by the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School, in concert with the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning.


Community College Teaching Fellowship Profiles

  • John Barr, GS, CHM

    John Barr is a Ph.D. Candidate in Chemistry and a 2020 Community College Teaching Fellow at Camden County College.

  • Dan Berbecel, *19, Politics

    "I would recommend this program to any Princeton graduate student, and they will gain a lot by participating in it."
  • Merle Eisenberg, *18, HIS

    "The Community College Teaching Partnership Program offers perhaps the best opportunity for graduate students at Princeton to develop their potential...
  • Sucharita Ray, GS, HIS

    Sucharita Ray is a Ph.D. Candidate in History, and a Community College Teaching Fellow at Mercer County Community College.