Mascha Gemein

Mascha Gemein

Associate Professor of Practice
Mascha Gemein

Dr. Gemein is an international scholar and educational developer with a particular focus on equity, intercultural learning, and evidence-based curriculum development. She supports faculty and curriculum development through individual and small-group consultations, scheduled and on-demand professional development programs, and learning communities. She also serves as an advisor, coordinator, and faculty member of the College Teaching Program (GIDP). 

As a member of the inaugural cohort of Hispanic Serving Institution Fellows and a current member of the Inclusive Leadership Institute steering committee, she is committed to promoting servingness and inclusive leadership at the University of Arizona. She is also an active member of the POD Network, the largest community of educational developers in North America.


  • IA 597d Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in College Teaching
  • IA 697a Learner-Centered Teaching
  • IA 697p College Teaching Practice
  • IA 699 Independent Studies

Selected Publications:

Gemein, M., Burd, G., Grace, S., Elfring, L., & Winet, K. (accepted). Empowering a Coalition of the Willing: How Instructor-Driven FLCs are Expanding Evidence-Based Teaching at a Large Research University. Faculty Learning Communities: Communities of Practice that Support, Inspire, Engage and Transform Higher Education Classrooms. Eds. K.N. Rainville, D. Title, & C. Dosrochers.

Gemein, M. (2016). “Seeds Must be Among the Greatest Travelers of All:’ Native American Literatures Planting the Seeds for a Cosmopolitical Environmental Justice Discourse.” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 23(3). 485-505.

Gemein, M. (2016). "’Branched Into All Directions of Time:’ Physics and Compassion in Silko’s Ceremony." Leslie Marmon Silko: Ceremony/ Almanac of the Dead/ Gardens in the Dunes. Ed. David L. Moore. New York: Bloomsbury. 57-78.


  • Ph.D. American Indian Studies, University of Arizona
  • Magistra Ethnologie/Altamerikanistik, Universität Bonn