Published November 16, 2021

Brodie Lecture: Bearing Witness as an Act of Love, Resistance, and Healing with Mays Imad

Mays Imad is a Gardner Institute Fellow and an AAC&U Senior Fellow within the Office of Undergraduate STEM Education. A nationally-recognized expert on trauma-informed teaching and learning, she passionately advocates for institutions to make mental health a top priority and to systematically support the education of the whole student. Dr. Imad’s research focuses on stress, self-awareness, advocacy, and classroom community, and how these impact student learning and success. Through her teaching and research she seeks to provide her students with transformative opportunities that are grounded in the aesthetics of learning, truth-seeking, justice, and self-realization. She has taught Physiology, Pathophysiology, Genetics, Biotechnology, and Biomedical ethics at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona and founded Pima’s Teaching and Learning Center (TLC). Dr. Imad works with faculty members across disciplines at her own institution and across the country to promote inclusive, equitable, and contextual education–all rooted in the latest research on the neurobiology of learning. 

Sponsored by the Brodie Family Lecture Fund, the Baldwin Center for Learning and Teaching, and the department of Education.