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Indiana University Northwest

Stephanie Shanks-Meile

Teaching Style and Goals

My classes rely heavily on discussion and student participation.  I see myself as a classroom facilitator in the creation of analytical minds. I present ideas that challenge status quo assumptions about the nature of humanity and society. I require students to move beyond childhood myths and question the world of the taken for granted.   As a result, I have won the FACET Award for excellence in teaching as well as the IUN Founder's Day Teacher's Award.  I am a highly committed teacher and apparently that has shown in my classes as students have been excited by the adventure into new and expansive ideas.  I thrive on controversy, so if you like to argue points and look at the world in a unique way, be sure to join me on a sociological journey!!!!!