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LORI VEILLEUX

90 Webster Street #2
Boston, MA 02128

loriveilluex@gmail.com
(404) 502-3551

PROFILE

Experienced educator and lifelong learner dedicated to cultivating knowledge and understanding
through student-centered, experience-oriented teaching methods.

Enthusiastic mentor who strives to help students forge conscientious, productive, and fulfilling
lives.

Flexible and resourceful instructor with a strong interdisciplinary background and a commitment
to fostering and learning from cultural diversity.

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Brown University, Department of Religious Studies
May 2014
Religion, Comparison, and Culture
Dissertation: Boston and the 1832 Cholera Epidemic: A Case Study of Religion, Poverty, and Disaster
M.A., Vanderbilt University, Graduate School of Religion
Hebrew Bible; History and Literature of the Ancient Near East

December 2006

B.A., Hendrix College, Conway, AR
Religious Studies, Minor: English Literature

May 2002

EXPERIENCE
Private Writing Tutor

2005-Present

Create and implement lessons to help students identify and meet targeted learning goals.

Teach students strategies and study skills tailored to their individual learning styles.

Help non-native speakers develop facility and confidence with written English.

Volunteer Tutor, 826 Boston

2012-2014

Provided one-on-one creative mentorship and instruction to students in an innovative afterschool program.

Taught high school students how to craft dynamic and successful college entrance essays.

Teaching Assistant, Brown University Department of Religious Studies

2007-2011

Developed and facilitated experienced-based, student-led activities to bring complex problems
and abstract ideas to life.

Created interactive, multimedia lessons to teach to different learning styles, promote student
engagement, and improve retention.

Fostered collaborative, supportive learning environments where students encouraged one another
to take risks and grow intellectually.

Worked with students individually to promote reflexive learning and build core skills, including
critical analysis, argumentation, and effective writing.

Instructor, Brown University Continuing Education Program

2009-2011

Designed and taught a course that explored critical issues related to the history of religion in
American public life.

Achieved course goals through project-based learning and student-centered teaching methods.

Cultivated critical yet empathetic engagement with different viewpoints using multidimensional
case studies and personal narratives.

LORI VEILLEUX
90 Webster Street #2
Boston, MA 02128

loriveilleux@gmail.com
(404) 502-355

E X P E R I E N C E (c o n tin u e d )
Graduate Writing Associate, Brown University Writing Center

2007-2010

Conducted one-on-one consultations that helped students and faculty identify and solve problems
with their writing projects.

Created workshops and produced instructional materials on writing strategies and techniques.

PEDAGOGICAL TRAINING
Harvard Extension School
Instructional Design and Media

Fall 2014

Developed a repertoire of instructional design techniques for creating engaging and effective 21st
century learning experiences.

Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Brown University
Professional Development Certificate

2011-2012

Designed tools to evaluate and demonstrate teaching effectiveness.

Crafted my teaching philosophy and portfolio through seminars and constructive peer feedback.

Explored innovative methods of applying my teaching philosophy in the classroom.

Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Brown University
Reflective Teaching Practice Certificate

2007-2008

Learned to create an inclusive, collaborative learning environment, teach to different learning
styles, and communicate effectively in the classroom.

Focused on constructing courses around specific goals, aligning assessments with learning
objectives, and using assessments and feedback to gauge successful learning and teaching.

LECTURES, PAPERS, & PRESENTATIONS
“Rethinking Religious Responses to Disaster.” Skepticism and Doubt across Cultures of Crisis Panel,
American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Collapse/Catastrophe/Change (March 2012)
“The Cognitive Science of Religion”
Methods in Religious Studies Course, Stephen Bush, Brown University (December 2011)
“Providence and Prevention: Boston in the 1832 Cholera Epidemic”
Massachusetts Historical Society (July 2010)
“Integrating Practice Theory and Embodied Cognition”
Mellon Foundation Graduate Workshop, Contending with Mind-Body Dualism, Brown University (April
2010)
“Comparative Religion and the Emerging Field of Global Ethnography.” The Interdisciplinary Study of
Religion Panel, Columbia University Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, Instituting Religion:
Investigating Trajectories of the Study of Religion in Institutions of Higher Education (April 2009)
AWARDS & GRANTS
Benjamin Franklin Stevens Fellowship (2009-2010)
Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA
Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2011-2013)
Brown University Graduate School
Graduate Fellowship (2006-2010)
Brown University Graduate School