Teaching In Higher Education

Undergraduate Classes

I have been teaching in higher education since the fall of 2009. I am drawn to teaching courses that provide students with unique learning experiences. From working in author archives and conducting original research on Twitter data to volunteering with non-profit organizations and organizing awareness campaigns, my undergraduate students and I have undertaken some incredible projects. My teaching emphasizes experimentation, information literacy, and social justice. My teaching philosophy is simple: give students every opportunity to succeed.

  • First-Year Composition
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Advanced Composition
  • Honors 261: Bridging the Digital Divide
  • Texts and Contexts: Literature of the Diaspora
  • Postcolonial Literature and Film
  • English Literature Survey
  • #AmWriting: Researching, Authoring, and Audience in the Age of New Media
  • Writing for Digital Media

Faculty Development Classes and Mentoring

I am committed to paying forward the incredible mentorship that I have received over the course of my career. Currently I mentor graduate student teachers, many of whom are teaching composition and literature for the first time. Over the years, I have designed a number of faculty development classes and workshops, and I regularly explore pedagogy through my blogging. This exchange of ideas with my colleagues is one of the best aspects of academia.

  • Assigning Multimodal Projects Faculty Learning Community
  • Strategies for Low-Stakes Feedback Faculty Workshop
  • Digital Assignment Design Workshop
  • Graduate Student Mentor

Teaching in the Community

After securing a full-time teaching position, I wanted to offer my expertise to the wider community. As part of a developing relationship with various community partners, I have taught computer literacy courses to underserved populations. In some cases, my undergraduate students volunteer as teacher’s aids in these classes as well.

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