Teaching

I have accumulated six years of teaching experience at Colby College and the University of California, San Diego. I approach my role as an educator as one of challenging students to develop disciplinary competence while honoring their singular goals, capacities, and worldviews. I see students as citizens and participants in plural communities, and strive to integrate educational requirements for mastery of technical knowledge with their own projects of personal development and community-building.

As an instructor I not only challenge students to develop competency in higher-order thinking and proficiency in disciplinary knowledge, but open up spaces for them to grow as self-directed individuals and responsible members of diverse communities. I believe that Sociology as a discipline affords unique opportunities for students to explore their world and themselves from critical and emancipatory perspectives. I am committed to ensuring that all students have equal opportunity to realize their academic goals in the classroom, and encourage them to integrate these with their personal goals beyond the academy.

 

Syllabi for Independently Developed Courses at Colby College

Universal Health Care: Could it Work Here? (Updated for Fall 2017)

Starting a Business or Nonprofit? Lessons from Sociology

Life Sciences in Society