Teaching

PHILOSOPHY
I am an enthusiastic educator who appreciates the scientific aspect of teaching. A degree in Education and four graduate courses on collegiate teaching have equipped me with evidence on what works to enrich student learning and promote educational equity. You can read the teaching philosophy statement below to learn how this evidence has shaped my teaching philosophy and specific teaching strategies. In short, my teaching follows three principles: (1) students learn when they do things, (2) equitable pedagogy calls for high expectations, and (3) relationships motivate learning.

SELECTED TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Berea College (2020-2021):
Social Statistics (1 semester), Research Methods (1 semester), Social Class and
Education (1 semester), Intro to Sociology (2 semesters)

Ripon College (2019):
Intro to Sociology

University of Wisconsin-Madison (2019):
Statistics Short Course (co-taught with Morgan Matthews)

Macalester College (2012-2015, as Teaching Assistant):
Differential Equations (3 semesters), Linear Algebra (1 semester), Discrete
Mathematics (1 semester), Applied Multivariable Calculus III (1 semester)

ENDOWED AWARDS
A. Wayne Roberts Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2015)
Macalester College
For a graduate committed to excellence in teaching

MHTA Award for STEM Education (2014)
Minnesota High Tech Association
For outstanding contributions to STEM education in Minnesota

PEER-REVIEWED TEACHING RESOURCE
“Interrogating Causation with Screencasts, a ‘Clickbait’ News Activity, and Short Essays.” Published at Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology (TRAILS) through the American Sociological Association. https://trails.asanet.org/Pages/Resource.aspx?ResourceID=13821

GRADUATE COURSEWORK ON TEACHING AND LEARNING
Teaching Statistics
Inclusive Pedagogy for a More Just World (ASA Pre-Conference)
Teaching Sociology
Teaching in Science and Engineering

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