OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Teaching

My teaching philosophy is focused on four key points: (1) helping students develop critical thinking skills that benefit them throughout life, (2) making connections between classroom concepts and empirical research to increase scientific literacy, (3) using creativity and multiple teaching approaches to accommodate diverse learning styles, and (4) fostering a supportive learning environment that helps students take responsibility for their own learning. With this philosophy, I have found that I am not only more effective at teaching course material, but I also find that I end up preparing students for their post-university life regardless of where their career paths take them. 

 

I am not teaching any courses at the current time, so my teaching is restricted to individual mentoring of students and postdocs in my research group.