Kennesaw State math educator selected a 2016 Governor’s Teaching Fellow

Kadian Callahan


Associate Professor of Mathematics Education Kadian Callahan one of 15 named across Georgia

KENNESAW, Ga. (Jun 8, 2016) — Kennesaw State University Associate Professor of Mathematics Education Kadian Callahan has been selected as a 2016 Governor’s Teaching Fellow. As one of 15 faculty members from institutions of higher education across the state, Callahan was named after a highly competitive application and selection process.

For the past year and a half, Callahan has also served as Faculty Fellow for Teaching and Learning Innovation in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). In her CETL role, Callahan provides coaching support for faculty seeking to enhance teaching and learning in their courses. CETL’s mission is to promote research-based pedagogies that foster student academic engagement, learning and success.

The Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program was established in 1995 by Gov. Zell Miller to provide Georgia’s higher education faculty with expanded opportunities for developing important teaching skills. Miller envisioned that this program would address faculty members’ pressing need to use emerging technologies and instructional tools that are becoming increasingly important for learning in today’s society.

The Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program is an outreach program of the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia. To improve the quality of instruction in Georgia’s colleges and universities, the Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program assumes the complex challenge of moving college faculty members to the leading edge of instructional practice. This effort to enhance instruction in public and private higher education statewide is very much in keeping with the University of Georgia’s traditional mission as a land-grant institution committed to diversified outreach and public service.

Governor's Teaching Fellows may participate in academic year symposia; an intensive summer symposium; or an academic-year residency at the University of Georgia. Past symposia have addressed numerous topics in using technology in the classroom and other pedagogical innovations.

To date, more than 89 subject areas, professions and teaching areas have been represented, and Fellows have come from more than 61 public and private institutions statewide. Click to learn more about the Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit