Tasia VanderVegt EDUCATION • M.A. in Sociology The New School for Social Research • B.A. in Sociology University of Colorado
ENROLLED • Cohort 6
LOCATION • Roanoke, Va.
Tasia VanderVegt has a master’s degree in Sociology from the New School for Social Research in New York City and has been working in higher education for more than a decade. In 2020, Tasia and her partner relocated to Virginia from Colorado. In Colorado, Tasia was a Sociology instructor at the Community College of Aurora where she was co-chair of the annual student honors conference, represented instructors on Faculty Senate and held a seat on the Colorado State Instructor Advisory Council. She was a facilitator for the Excellence in Leadership Academy and the Association of College and University Educators course on Effective Teaching Practices. She was the 2018 Inclusive Excellence Instructor of the Year, the 2019 CCA Instructor of the Year and in 2020 was recognized with the Colorado Community College System’s Commitment to Excellence Award. Now, Tasia is working to establish educational programming for low-income youth, including a Banned Book Club as well as a Literature & Arts program. Additionally, Tasia has created a workshop series for instructors on topics of backward design and syllabus deconstruction. Finally, programming is also in the creation for a reentry education course to assist those who were recently incarcerated. Tasia is an active volunteer with the county animal shelter, the LGBTQ+ resource center and an organization dedicated to curating outdoor activities for black youth in the Roanoke Valley. She continues to be involved in faculty development as a facilitator for the Association of College and University Educators credentialing program, the Every Learner Everywhere Adaptive Courseware program and is a frequent presenter with Achieving the Dream.
Ed.D. in Educational Sustainability
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