My teaching philosophy centers around creating an open, collaborative classroom culture. I believe that when students feel they have knowledge that is worth sharing, and they can see how this knowledge benefits others, they become more responsible for their own learning. I also firmly believe that the scholarly questions we pursue in academia should be relevant to students' daily lives, encouraging them to become critical, curious and engaged with the world around them through research. I encourage a multi-modal approach to research that includes non-traditional academic media such as video, blogging, photography and experimental art practice.
CHID 480E: Vision and Violence (Spring 2013)
CHID 480A: Adaptation (team-taught with Dr. Amy Peloff) (Winter 2013) - syllabus
Art 126: Survey of Art History (Ancient), online course at Edmonds Community College - syllabus
CHID 490: "Exploring Home, Identity and Community through Documentary Video Production"
CHID 250: "Critical Media Practice and the Production of Everyday Spaces"
In Fall 2011, I led a CHID study abroad program in Berlin with Prof. John Toews, titled "The City as Media." Visit the the CHID Berlin blog to see what we did.
Art 100: Principles of Art History (survey course at City College of New York, taught 2009-2011)
Art 210: Writing About Art (writing for Art History course at City College of New York, taught 2009-2011)
I have worked with underserved teens and elementary school students on basic English and math skills in Brooklyn, New York. See my CV for more details about my teaching experience.