Teaching Experience

Instructor on record
University of New Hampshire

  • SOC 540 Social Problems in Contemporary Society (Fall 2015)
  • SOC 502 Statistics (Fall 2016)

Great Bay Community College:

  • SOC 110 Sociology (Spring 2016; Fall 2015; Spring 2015)
  • SOC 120 Society & Technological Change (Summer 2015)

Oberlin College (Experimental College)

  • Roosevelt Institute Fellowship (Fall 2005)
  • Policy Research and Issue Advocacy (Spring 2016)

Teaching Assistant

University of New Hampshire

  • SOC 400 Introductory Sociology, Cliff Brown (Spring 2015, Fall 2014)
    I supported students through their group Rich Media research projects, graded Rich Media projects, gave the lecture for the class on Politics, held exam review sessions, and held office hours.
  • SOC 625 Mental Health and Society, Heather Turner (Spring 2016)
    I graded written exams, organized and graded Blackboard discussions, did some research on bias measures in victimization surveys, held office hours, and gave the lectures for the class on 1) social policy and mental health, 2) sexuality and mental health, 3)  self-concept and mental health: self-esteem and mastery

Other teaching experience

  • I previously taught Kindergarten, middle school math, and an evening GED-prep class for adults. My teaching license certified me to teach elementary education, secondary mathematics, and special education.
    • Many of the pedagogical techniques I learned and practiced are very transferable to the higher education classroom, such as scaffolding, backwards planning, assessment through checks for understanding, reflective practice, engagement strategies, meeting student needs, the utility of metacognitive talk, etc.
  • My first job teaching was in high school. I gave piano lessons. I was also the Kindergarten Aide at my local synagogue (my mom was the teacher!).

Teaching credentials

  • Cognate in College Teaching
    • The cognate program is offered through the UNH Graduate School in conjunction with the UNH Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. The program is designed to enhance the effectiveness of college teaching.
    • Requirements expected to be completed as of Fall 2016; will receive with degree, expected Spring 2018
  • MA in Secondary Teaching, Wilmington University (12/2010)
    • Focuses on developing teachers to meet students’ academic and emotional needs, with the following competencies: learner development, learning differences, learning environments, content knowledge, application of content, assessment, planning for instruction, instructional strategies, professional learning and ethical practice, leadership and collaboration, and outcomes assessment.
  • Fellow Advisor, Delaware Teaching Fellows (Summer 2011)
    • I facilitated learning sessions for fellows, modeling best practices in teaching, observing fellows teaching, and working with fellows to ensure their teaching was helping students achieve.
  • Social Justice Educator training participant (Fall 2014)

Facilitation

  • Experience
    • Co-facilitator, Social Justice Educator training (2016)
    • Facilitator, Workshop: Justice, Equality, and Acceptance, Bi-Annual Retreat, League of Women Voters of Delaware (2014)
    • Facilitator, Effective Allyship 101 & Effective Allyship Part 2, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark Social Justice Steering Committee and Delaware Americans for Democratic Action (2014)
    • Trainer, Young People For, People for the American Way Foundation (2012-2014)
      • I served on the Alumni Board, during which I served as a mentor and co-facilitated skills and educational sessions for college students, including some sessions which were on sociology topics (e.g. intersectionality, root cause analysis).
    • Graduate Student Senate, University of New Hampshire
      • As president during AY14-15, I facilitated our biweekly meetings. We use a revised feminist process.
    • Student Senate, Oberlin College (2004-2006)
      • We rotated facilitation. We used a revised feminist process.
    • Fairchild Co-op, Oberlin Student Cooperative Association
      • As a Board Representative and as Dining Loose-Ends Coordinator, I co-facilitated conservations using a consensus model reflecting the Rochdale principles. Fairchild is a 65-person dining cooperative.

    Education

    • Participant, Advanced Facilitator Workshop: On Being a Facilitator: Making Certain Neutral does not mean Passive, New Hampshire Listens (12/15)
    • Attendee, Bystander Responsibility and SHARPP (Sexual Harassment & Rape Prevention Program), Preparing Future Professionals, University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH, 2014)
    • Delaware Teaching Fellows and Young People For, People for the American Way Foundation professional development opportunities: My training for the positions related to these organizations included professional development focused on teaching adults and on adult learning strategies.