Ijeoma Njaka, MA
Ijeoma Njaka serves as the Senior Project Associate for Equity-Centered Design at the Red House and the Inclusive Pedagogy Specialist for the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University. In this joint position, she specializes in arts-based approaches to inclusive and anti-racist teaching, curricula, and faculty development. A co-recipient of the 2021 Provost’s Innovation in Teaching Award for her work the performance-based dialogue program In Your Shoes, she is also Ethics Lab Visiting Fellow for 2021-2022. During her time as an LDT student, Ijeoma launched and curated (In)Visibility at Georgetown: Past, Present, and Future, an art exhibit highlighting the work and experiences of marginalized students. In addition to being an alumna of the LDT Program, Mx. Njaka also holds an AB from Brown University.
Lee Skallerup Bessette, PhD
Lee Skallerup Bessette is the Assistant Director of Digital Learning at CNDLS working on online and hybrid course design, digital pedagogy, and academic technology. She teaches the ePortfolio Design Studio course in the LDT program, focusing on developing not only the final portfolio for the program, but also helping students think holistically about their professional and digital identities, as well as how to tell their professional narrative for different audiences and on different mediums. Previously to joining the CNDLS team, she worked at the University of Mary Washington on their Domain of One’s own initiative, as well as worked to integrate digital fluency in the curriculum across the institution, and taught in their Digital Studies program. She has a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Alberta (Canada) and has been teaching in higher education for over 15 years.