Sociology Professor to Curate National Teaching Database

Dr. Amy Grau Selected by American Sociological Association for Editorial Board
A headshot of Dr. Grau

(BALTIMORE, Md.)  A Notre Dame of Maryland University sociology and criminology professor was selected by the American Sociological Association (ASA) to serve on the editorial board of a national online library of educational resources as an expert in teaching race, class, and gender.

Dr. Amy Grau, an assistant professor in the NDMU Department of Criminology, begins a three-year term on the editorial board for ASA’s Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology (TRAILS), a peer-reviewed database of thousands of innovative assignments, syllabi, and activities. In addition to evaluating submissions to the collection, she will also advocate for more sociology educators nationwide to use and submit resources to the digital library.

“I am happy to contribute to my discipline and help those who want to make an impact in teaching sociology,” said Dr. Grau. “It will be nice to see what new teaching innovations that people are coming up with, and it will motivate me to continue to push myself as an educator. Part of the fun will be to see how well these innovations resonate with our students and help them to engage in the discipline.”

Dr. Grau’s teaching and research expertise received additional honors with her recent selection to the editorial board for the Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture, an online, peer-reviewed academic journal.

Established in 1895, Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) is a private, Catholic institution in Baltimore, Maryland, with the mission to educate leaders to transform the world. Notre Dame has been named one of the best "Regional Universities North" by U.S. News & World Report.

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