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Wissner named to Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program

February 22, 2022

Headshot of Dr. Reba Wissner

Columbus State University’s Dr. Reba Wissner has been accepted to the 2022 summer symposium of the Governor's Teaching Fellows Program. Wissner is an assistant professor of musicology in the Schwob School of Music, where she recently developed the school’s undergraduate certificate in public musicology.

Former Gov. Zell Miller developed the Governor’s Teaching Fellows program to aid Georgia’s higher educational instructors in developing students and working for impact in their respective fields. Participants in the program engage in structured instructional and faculty development activities, as well as self-directed activities to further enhance their teaching expertise.

Wissner received a bachelor’s degree in music and Italian from the Hunter College of the City University of New York, a master’s degree and Ph.D. in musicology from Brandeis University, a graduate certificate in higher education administration from Northeastern University and a graduate certificate in instructional design from University of Wisconsin-Stout. Wissner also has three book publications, published articles examining the growth and change of opera from Italy and the U.S., and several awards.

The nomination was made by President Chris Markwood and the program and recognition of educators is done with the help of University of Georgia Institute of Higher Education. 

“At Columbus State, we value innovative teaching and research,” Markwood said. “Dr. Wissner is strongly committed to student success, with her research focusing on active learning, equity and inclusion, and leveraging technology. She will represent CSU well in the GTF program, which will serve to deepen her pedagogical practice.”

Now in its 27th year, the program has engaged over 600 fellows across 70 campuses in the state of Georgia, impacting over 36,000 Georgia students. The Summer Symposium is a two-week program on the University of Georgia campus that begins this May.