Brief Statement of Teaching Philosophy
“My thinking is first and last and always for the sake of my doing” – William James
My objective as an instructor is to show my students that regardless of their long-term goals, learning fundamental principles of social and behavioral science, as well as research methodology, will provide them with insights that they can apply to increase their success across many domains of their lives. Overall, my pedagogical approach is to structure my courses in ways that allow students to learn the fundamental concepts outlined for the course, while simultaneously learning how they can use these concepts to advance their own personal goals. I have found that teaching is most effective when students can clearly see that coming to lecture and discussion, doing their readings and assignments are not just random activities to please the instructor, but that the thinking they are engaged in for the course is actually in the service of their doing.
In Fall 2020, I will be teaching a graduate seminar:
Quantitative Research Methods (COMM 6820): Updated syllabus coming soon
My teaching schedule for the next few years is outlined below.
Spring 2021: None.
Fall 2021: Attitudes and Social Judgment (COMM 6770)
Spring 2022: None.
Previous Teaching Experience:
Spring 2020: COMM 2760: Persuasion and Social Influence. Syllabus: https://osf.io/ucxyt/
Spring 2020: COMM/INFO 4800: Behavioral Science Interventions. Syllabus: https://osf.io/gczjw/
Fall 2019: COMM 6770: Attitudes and Social Judgment. Syllabus: https://osf.io/hzr6v/
Spring 2019: COMM 2760: Persuasion and Social Influence. Syllabus: https://osf.io/u6mp3/
Fall 2018: COMM 6820: Methods of Communication Research. Syllabus: https://osf.io/kj9hq/
Spring 2018: Co-Instructor (COMM 2760): Persuasion and Social Influence, Cornell University.
Winter 2017: Primary Instructor (BA 101): Preparation Initiative Professional Development Seminar, University of Michigan.
Fall 2016: Primary Instructor (BA 101): Preparation Initiative Professional Development Seminar, University of Michigan.
Winter 2015: Primary Instructor (PSYCH 211 & PSYCH 306): Project Outreach, University of Michigan.
2017: Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan.
Teaching Workshops Facilitated or Served as Panelist:
Fall 2015: New Graduate Student Instructor Training (Panelist), Department of Psychology, University of Michigan.
Fall 2014: Facilitating Classroom Discussions (Workshop Facilitator), Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan.
Teaching Certification & Training:
Spring 2016: Preparing Future Faculty Seminar, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan
Fall 2013: Teaching Certificate in Multicultural Classroom Facilitation, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching & Program on Intergroup Relations, University of Michigan