Chavella T. Pittman
Chavella T. Pittman received her PhD in Sociology and a MA in Higher Education from the University of Michigan, USA. She is currently a Professor of Sociology at Dominican University, and Founder of Effective & Efficient Faculty which provides consultation, coaching, and workshops to help remove the obstacles to institutional, faculty and student success. Her research expertise includes higher education, interpersonal interactions, marginalised statuses, structural outcomes, research methods and statistics.
Her upcoming book from West Virginia University Press details how women faculty of color can authentically navigate teaching despite institutional attempts to resist and silence them. It also describes how the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL) should shift to more deeply consider faculty identities.
She has a love/hate relationship with running, is a beer aficionado, cured her black thumb via growing cherry tomatoes, loves to learn, and believes joy is resistance.