Fourth year graduate scholar Savannah Post has been awarded the prestigious Dean’s Teaching Fellowship. The award allows students to teach their own undergraduate course as instructor of record while completing their dissertation.
Savannah’s research in the Wuest Group focuses on the total synthesis and biological investigation of antibacterials. Her work has previously been supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
An interest in teaching has been an enduring theme for Savannah. She obtained her B.S. in biochemistry from Berry College in Rome, GA, where she did research and worked as a chemistry tutor and teaching assistant. At Emory, Savannah has been a teaching assistant for two undergraduate classes and a graduate assistant in the Emory Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE).
Last spring, Savannah was selected as an Advanced Graduate Teaching Fellow. As part of this program, she designed and implemented a chemical education research study on undergraduate confidence and skill in oral communication. She has also helped redesign the Macromolecules course in the Chemistry Unbound curriculum to incorporate a guided research study into the course. During her tenure as a Dean’s Teaching Fellow, Savannah will teach her own section of CHEM 202: Principles of Reactivity in the Chemistry Unbound core curriculum.
Outside of the lab and classroom, Savannah has also served as treasurer for the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) at Emory for the last 3 years. In her free time, she enjoys staying active and spending time with her husband and their dogs.