February 8, 2018
Tyler Malone, MS, a first-year doctoral student of health policy and management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named a 2018 Future Faculty Fellow by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Faculty Excellence.
Admission to the Future Faculty Fellowship Program is highly competitive. Graduate students who are selected as fellows join a semester-long program that introduces them to evidence-based teaching practices, helps them understand the roles and responsibilities of faculty members at different types of higher education institutions, and guides them to reflect on their professional goals.
“I plan to use my time in the program to develop the skills needed for building and implementing a new graduate-level course,” said Malone, who originally is from Farmer City, Illinois. “One of my goals as a future faculty member is to design my own course that teaches graduate students advanced statistical and programming techniques for health-care data analysis.”
Malone, who previously earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and mathematics from Illinois State University and a master’s degree in biostatistics from the University of Michigan, was eligible for the UNC fellowship because he plans to design, teach and assess multiple lectures for a course at the Gillings School. Beginning in the fall of 2018, he will work as a teaching assistant for HPM 470, Statistical Methods for Health Policy and Management, with his faculty sponsor, Alyssa Mansfield Damon, PhD.
As a Future Faculty Fellow, Malone looks forward to participating in a specialized graduate student learning community and attending workshops that focus on both teaching and learning.