Teaching In Higher Education
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.
- Volunteer Instructor with Computer Core