Teaching Statement

Below is a brief explanation of my teaching philosophy. 


 In order to have had a meaningful and lasting classroom experience I believe that over the course of the semester students should develop critical thinking skills, learn to make connections between theory and historical/current events, and refine their academic writing and research skills. I also believe that my job as a professor is to provide students with an introduction to stimulating canonical works in the field to use a foundation for engaging with more recent material and to assess students’ understanding as it relates to current events. With these goals in mind, my teaching style is one that is based on eliciting student opinions, questions, and insights during class sessions and through assignments. It also thrives on providing students with information on a diversified range of people and topics, so that they see their interests and identities reflected in the material they are learning.