LEO Lecturer Julie Cushman has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Lecturer Award. For over twenty years, her exceptional dedication and commitment to social work values have made a positive impact on both the education of students and the climate of the School.
Cushman has taught a wide variety of classes and developed innovative ways to support student growth with opportunities outside the classroom. Most notably, she worked over many years with students to develop an experiential learning game, “Power: A Game of Positionality and Intersectionality.” Designed to teach complex adaptive change theory and intersectionality, the game is used in several courses at the School as well as at the U-M School of Public Health.
University of Michigan
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