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#POD21
EVOLVING BEYOND CRISIS–CONNECTING TO THE FUTURE

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Linda Hasunuma

Temple University
Assistant Director
Philadelphia
Hi, Everyone!
I am new to Ed Development and am a recovering Political Scientist who was on the tenure track, denied tenure, commuted hours to a visiting position, applied for and was rejected for dozens of jobs, and then got on the tenure track again only to have my program dissolved when the university merged with another university. So, I have experienced the ups and downs of being an academic from adjunct to Program Chair at R1s and small liberal arts colleges on the east and west coasts, and the challenge of transitioning out of teaching into another career in my late 40s. I draw upon those experiences, including 15 years of teaching, in my role at Temple and continue to do the work I love and have been doing my whole time in academia--working to create equitable and inclusive learning experiences that center our students and doing our best for them by listening and including them in the learning process.

Because I was a low income First Gen and Pell grant recipient, I try to show up for others in academia who share this background and believe that we can bring about meaningful changes by working together and building partnerships and coalitions. Throughout my career, I have also created initiatives and spaces for mentoring and support for students, staff, and faculty of color so that we can share resources, learn the unwritten rules, and navigate this thing called higher ed together because no one succeeds in academia without multiple networks and a community of folks looking out for each other.

At Temple, my focus is on inclusive teaching and I have worked with our Director and team to launch a Teaching for Equity Institute and many custom workshops for departments on inclusive syllabi and courses. My colleague, Ariel Siegelman, and I are exploring how we can use digital storytelling projects to help make courses more representative, inclusive, and meaningful to students and are in the process of writing a book about this topic for Stylus. We enjoy collaborating so reach out if you'd like to talk teaching with us.

If you are an AAPI Ed Developer, I would love to be connected with you and learn more about your work as we are building a network of AAPI Ed Developers and ready to begin some initiatives related to our professional development in this field.

Thanks and hope to see you at the conference!
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