Fostering critical thinking & intellectual daring through the liberal arts.

There is great value and advantage in being able to think laterally across different disciplinary discourses and paradigms. In my teaching, I try to cultivate an awareness and connoisseurship of the different ways we can make sense of and come to know the social world.

Below are the courses I've taught (or envision teaching) along with their syllabi.

I have experience teaching year-long college- and graduate-level interdisciplinary courses centered on developing original capstone research projects.

I work closely with students from the initial inception of a research topic to the presentation of a fully developed scholarly paper. I help teach topics related to the research process as well as the writing of a compelling, persuasive, and substantive research paper. I approach empirical research as just one mode of knowledge creation and communication, which, though having a set of formal guidelines, is nonetheless a creative process when done authentically.

Undergraduate Honors Seminar
Teaching Assistant

EDUC 199A Senior Honors Program.pdf

Methods in Education Research Seminar
Teaching Assistant & Teaching Fellow

Syllabus EDUC 206C - SPRING 2020.pdf

Social Scientific Research Design Seminar

Social Scientific Reporting Syllabus.pdf

I also have experience teaching introductory courses on theories of comparative educational and societal change as well as gender theory.

What's the relationship between education and society? Between education and development? Why do we have to go to school? How does gender operate in education over and beyond reproducing inequality? I help to engage students in new and expansive thinking with questions of perennial sociological and intellectual significance. I approach social theory and its interrogation with empirical research as an interpretative exercise of imagination and expression.

Gender and Education in Global and Comparative Perspectives
Teaching Assistant


Introduction to International Comparative Education
Teaching Assistant

Intro to ICE.doc

I am working on developing course concepts related to my personal research agenda.

These include the comparative/historical development of national education systems as well as introductory courses in archival text analysis. Here are couple draft working ideas that shows my early conceptualization of these courses.

Scalar Text Analysis
Working Course Abstract


Introduction to Education Research
Working Course Abstract

Introduction to Education Research.pdf

Comparative Perspectives on the Worldwide Spread of Schooling
Working Course Abstract