Catherine Bovill

Elon University Award, Elon University - Education

I am a Senior Lecturer in Student Engagement at the Institute for Academic Development, University of Edinburgh, and Visiting Fellow at the University of Winchester. I am a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Member of the UK Teaching Excellence Awards Advisory Panel and an Editorial Board member for Teaching in Higher Education. I co-authored a book with colleagues from Bryn Mawr College and Elon University: Engaging students as partners: a guide for faculty.

I will be based in the School of Education at Elon University, where I will conduct research into the nature of student-faculty relationships inside and outside the classroom and examine the influence of positive relationships on student engagement. I will be involved in teaching two courses on the MA in Higher Education and contributing to Elon's strategic planning and leadership. I am excited to spend time with students, faculty and staff at Elon, which has an excellent reputation for high quality learning and teaching. Having performed my first Edinburgh Festival Fringe Show in 2018, I plan to perform another show in 2020 based on my Fulbright experience.