Emily Gravett


Assistant Director, Teaching Area
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Emily O. Gravett is Assistant Director of the Teaching Area in the Center for Faculty Innovation and Assistant Professor in the Philosophy and Religion department. She earned her B.A. from Colgate University in English and Religion and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia. She loves supporting the growth of her colleagues and feels continually inspired by their commitment to students, pedagogical innovation, and ongoing professional development. Outside of work, Emily enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking and cycling, reading poetry, eating all the BBQ, and frequenting Kline’s.

Courses Taught 

Religion and Disability
Religion and Film
Exploring Religion
Religion and Popular Culture
Religions of the World (Honors)

Select Publications

Rudenga, K. and Gravett, E., “Impostor Phenomenon in Educational Developers: Consequences and Coping Strategies,” To Improve the Academy (2021).

Gravett, E., “Inviting Vulnerability into the Religious Studies Classroom,” in Pedagogy of Vulnerability (2020).

Trybus, M.J., Breneman, D.L., and Gravett, E. (2019). “Ableism, Accessibility, and Educational Development: A Disability Studies Perspective,” New Directions for Teaching and Learning.

Rudenga, K.J. & Gravett, E. (2019). “Impostor Phenomenon in Educational Developers,” To Improve the Academy.

Palmer, M.S., Gravett, E., and LaFleur, J. (2018). “Measuring Transparency: A Learning-Focused Assignment Rubric,” To Improve the Academy.

Gravett, E. (2018). “Note-Taking during Discussion: Using a Weekly Reflection Assignment to Motivate Students to Learn from their Peers,” College Teaching.

Gravett, E. (2017). “Tracing a Developer’s Development: A Self-Study in Teaching,” International Journal for Academic Development.

Bernhagen, L. & Gravett, E. (2016). “Educational Development as Pink Collar Labor: Implications and Recommendations,” To Improve the Academy.

Gravett, E. (2016). “Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Religious Studies,” Journal of the American Academy of Religion.

Gravett, E. & Bernhagen, L. (2015). “A View from the Margins: Situating Teaching Center Staff in Organizational Development,” To Improve the Academy.

Service and Leadership

Member, A-Team, 2019 – present

Co-Chair, EPIC Steering Committee, 2016 – present

Member, QEP Proposal: Racial Equity Team, 2020

Member, Teaching Toolkit Committee, 2020

Member, Woman of Distinction Award Committee, 2019

Member, Provost’s Task Force on Gender & Sexuality, 2018 – 2019

Member, Provost’s Faculty Diversity Council, 2017 – 2019

Member, Online Learning Council, 2016 – 2017


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