New Tuckwell fellows announced

10 February 2015

Three new Tuckwell Fellows have been announced today: Professor Peter Kanowski, Dr Chris Browne and Associate Professor Molly O’Brien.

Peter and Molly bring a great wealth of knowledge of ANU both having had long history of working here respectively in Forestry and Law. Chris is a systems engineer with an extraordinary passion for teaching and learning and his excellence in teaching was acknowledged over the summer when he won a National Teaching Award. They will join Dr Mary Kilcline Cody who will continue as a Tuckwell Fellow in 2015.

The Fellows will work closely with Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Richard Baker, Head of Scholars House, to provide a stimulating enrichment program for the Scholars.

  • Peter Kanowski completed an Honours degree in forestry at ANU, and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, where he completed a doctorate in forest genetics. Peter worked in forest management and research in Australia for 3 years, and lectured at Oxford University’s Forestry Institute for 7 years, before taking up the Chair of Forestry at ANU in 1995. In 2011, he received the ANU Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Community Outreach. In 2012, Peter took leave from ANU to join the Centre for International Forestry Research as Deputy Director General. He returned to ANU as Master of University House in mid-2014.
  • Chris Browne is a Course Convenor in the Research School of Engineering. He has received ian Award for Teaching Excellence (Early Career) as part of the Australian Government’s 2014 Australian Awards for University Teaching; and a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for teaching Excellence in 2013.
  • Molly Townes O’Brien is a graduate of Brown University and Northeastern University School of Law. She practised in Pennsylvania as a civil litigator and then as an Assistant Public Defender. She later was an Honorable Abraham L. Freedman Teaching Fellow at Temple University and in 1997 she joined the faculty of Emory University Law School and served as the Director of Advocacy Skills Programs. Molly is currently an academic fellow to the International Society of Barristers; and a Research Fellow of the Constitutional Law Center at the University of Akron School of Law. She takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of law and writes on issues relating to race; education; criminal law; and trial theory and practice.
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