November 11, 2019

Stommel Interviewed by PBS on How Students Should Communicate with Professors

Jesse Stommel, Senior Lecturer of Digital Learning

Jesse Stommel, Senior Lecturer of Digital Learning

Jesse Stommel, senior lecturer in digital studies, was quoted in an article on PBS.com entitled, “Don’t email like you text, and other tips for writing to a professor.” Stommel cautioned against using a one-size-fits-all approach for teacher-student communication. “Stommel … warned against advocating broadly ‘for one specific way students should address teachers.’ The relationships between teachers and students are ‘idiosyncratic and influenced by the pedagogical approach of individual teachers, the institutions where they work and the specific courses they teach,’ he said. ‘And teachers from marginalized communities have different challenges than those with more privilege. There is no one and no easy solution.'” Read more.