The Wagner Teaching Fellows program was instituted in 2018 with a purpose of encouraging and supporting faculty in their support of new and innovative pedagogical practices.

Fellows are selected through a competitive application process, and engage in a 1 or 2-year affiliation with the Teaching Commons that involves inquiry and exploration of new pedagogical practices in their own classes, or creating new educational development opportunities and resources to support teaching excellence among colleagues.

Stipends for the Fellows are provided by the Wagner Fund, which recognizes the contributions of Herbert “Hub” Wagner, ’25, a star athlete who later served Carthage as a head coach, athletic director, and professor of history, and his wife, Olive Torgeson Wagner, who served as Dean of Women. Mr. Wagner received the Carthage Distinguished Alumni Award in 1983, and was inducted into the Carthage Athletic Hall of Fame in 1984. The Wagner fund was established by Axel C. and Ann Wagner Bundgaard.

The Teaching Commons welcomes applications for the 2024-2025/26 Wagner Fellows cycle. Questions regarding the program can be sent to

Wagner Fellows 2024 Call for Proposals

Wagner Fellows 2024 Proposal Form