My teaching philosophy prioritizes the building of critical thinking skills, backed by solid empirical work. I believe that the benefit of a sociological education is to not only teach one to think critically about the social structures in which individuals are embedded, but to also to empower one with the analytical tools to generate new insight into the nature of these structures. In all of my teaching and mentoring I strive to build student investment in the material and cultivate an open, engaging, and inclusive learning environment.
At Dartmouth, I teach courses on gender, work and family, population studies, and statistics. At Michigan I taught both undergraduate and graduate level statistics. I also founded and coordinated the student-run Medical Sociology Student Working Group. At Michigan, I was recognized for my mentoring and teaching efforts with the department's Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor Award.
SOCY 10: Quantitative Analyses of Social Data
SOCY 20: Sex, Death, and Migration: Or How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the (Population) Bomb
SOCY 61/WGSS 33.05: Unstalling the Stalled Revolution: Gender (In)equality at Work and at Home (formerly Gender, Work, and Family)
University of Michigan
SOC 210: Elementary Statistics (Undergraduate, GSI)
SOC 510: Introduction to Statistics (Graduate, GSI)