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Kimberly Van Orman
Future Faculty Fellow

Kimberly Van Orman’s work at ITLAL focuses on the professional development of graduate students and supporting faculty in increasing student engagement.  Her professional interests also include the use of technology in the classroom, Team Based Learning, community engagement (including service learning and community-engaged research), and the assessment of learning.

She has taught at UAlbany, The College of Saint Rose, Siena College and most recently in RPI's First Year Studies program. She has also worked with younger students, teaching a course on the Philosophy of Mind and serving as an Academic Dean for John's Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth.  She was a recipient of the 2008 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award granted by the American Association of Colleges and Universities.  A PhD candidate in the Philosophy department, she is finishing her dissertation on the intersection of philosophy of mind and philosophy of science, in particular, pointing out how assumptions about causation lead to the problem of the explanatory gap in discussions of conscious experience.