Past Visits

Professor Neici Zeller


Modern Latin America
HIST/LALS 3810-70
Wednesday, March 8th at 2:00-3:15 PM
Discussion Meeting
Thursday, March 9th at 12:30-1:45 PM

Many faculty would agree that observing someone else’s pedagogical practices in the classroom is one of the most powerful learning experiences as a teacher. In order to create an occasion for this special experience and discussion, CTE is introducing a classroom visit program.  Each semester, CTE will invite a teacher to open a class period to a small group of faculty for an observation and post-class group dialogue. The group will be limited to 5 visitors (RSVP required). The visitors will sit in on a class and then arrange a post-class meeting to discuss pedagogical ideas and issues raised by the experience.

CTE thanks Professor Neici Zeller of the History Department for hosting the Spring 2017 class visit program. 

Professor Zeller has been at William Paterson University since 2008. Her areas of specialization include Latin American and Caribbean history, as well as Women and Gender Studies. She teaches courses on Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinos/Latinas in the United States for the History Department and the Latin American/Latino Studies program. She is the author of Discursos y espacios femeninos en República Dominicana, 1880-1961, which received the 2013 Pedro Henríquez Ureña award from the Ministry of Culture of the Dominican Republic. Her most recent research focuses on the professionalization of nursing in the Caribbean. Her article “Fighting for Its Rightful Place”: Nursing, Dictatorship, and Modernization in the Dominican Republic (1930-1961) will appear in the summer 2017 issue of Nursing History Review.

Professor Carole Sheffield


POL2720 Politics and Sex

Thursday, October 20th

2-3:15 PM (R301)

Professor Sheffield has been teaching at the University since 1973. Her areas of specialization include violence against women, race and gender inequality, and feminist theory. She teaches courses in these areas for both Political Science and Women's and Gender Studies. She is the author of, among other works, "Sexual Terrorism," in Women: A Feminist Perspective, ed. Jo Freeman (1994); "Hate-Violence in the U.S.," in Race, Class and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Study, ed. Paula Rothenberg (3rd. ed., 1994); and "The Invisible Intruder: Women's Experiences of Obscene Phone Calls," in Violence Against Women: The Bloody Footprints, ed. Pauline Bart and Eileen Moran (1993).

Recipient of numerous teaching honors and awards, Professor Sheffield was named New Jersey Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (1997) and received an honor for her outstanding teaching from the American Political Science Association and Pi Sigma Alpha (the national honor society in political science). She was also the winner of the William Paterson University Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching (2009).