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Anoff Cobblah

Faculty Consultant for Professional Development

Anoff Cobblah, PhD., serves as the Faculty Consultant for Professional Development in Teaching & Learning Innovation (TLI). In this role, he develops and implements resources and programming for tenure track faculty, non-tenure track faculty, graduate students, and postdocs at UT to foster their success and professional growth. Additionally, he provides consultation support to faculty and graduate students on teaching practices to promote student engagement and learning. He also coordinates data collection efforts to evaluate the effectiveness of TLI programs. 

Cobblah completed his doctorate in English Language & Literature from the University of Michigan. He also holds bachelor’s degrees in English and physics from the University of Missouri. He combined these interests in his doctoral study: an analysis of nineteenth-century British science writing, which illustrated the benefits that Victorian scientists found by bringing playfulness into their teaching and research. Cobblah brought a similar enthusiasm for interdisciplinarity to his five years of teaching writing courses at the University of Michigan, encouraging students to study the writing of various disciplines. His interest in educational and professional development was stimulated while working in the University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, helping graduate students navigate the job market and transition into life as faculty. His current research interests include interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and playful pedagogies.