As someone who researches educational “best practices,” I try to practice what I preach. My courses are not passive lectures, but a series of active engagements with the curricula at hand. No matter what I’m teaching, I aim to make it relevant to students. I want them to be able to recognize the role that geography plays in their everyday lives and how it does matter to everyone…not just geography majors.
I was named a Central Michigan University TEAL Fellow in 2017 where I had the opportunity to work with faculty from across campus to refine and improve our active learning practices. I also sit on the College of Science & Engineering Active Learning Committee. We hold workshops to support the implementation of active learning strategies across the college and provide professional development for faculty.
If you want to learn more about my teaching, the following links comprise my digital teaching portfolio: Teaching Philosophy, Teaching Artifacts, Student Engagement Artifacts, Courses Taught, and Teaching Evaluations
Be sure to also check out my Twitter where I frequently post about educational resources and ideas.