My teaching philosophy is informed by my understanding that students learn effectively in an environment of student-centered active learning through the application of multiple methods, the pursuit of critical thinking and pedagogy, and an emphasis on foundational concepts. I have developed and taught undergraduate courses in International and Global Studies, Geography, and Gender Studies.

Courses Taught & Planned

Portland State University

  • INTL 415: Global Studies Theories
  • INTL 407: Seminar in Climate and Development (planned for winter & spring 2021)
  • INTL 375: Global Migration
  • INTL/WS 349: Gender and International Development
  • INTL 201: Introduction to International Studies

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • ESE/GEOG 106: Geographies of Globalization
  • GEOG 101: Global Development and Environment (Graduate Teaching Assistant & Section Lead with Tom Bassett.)

Ohio University

  • WGSS 4900: Gender, Culture, and Development (with Julie White)
  • Study Abroad Program in India (Co-Director with Brian Collins and Julie White.)