teaching

To teach is not to transfer knowledge but to create the
possibilities for the production or construction of knowledge.

– Paulo Freire

I see teaching in the dynamic Information Age as a collective activity, or dialogue between participants. My objectives as a university teacher are to develop enriched environments that promote active learning, challenge participants with modern methods and technologies that foster innovation, and empower students with evidence-based practices to facilitate their learning as a life-long endeavor.

I see student fluency in contemporary technologies and media as a major asset in the classroom, and encourage students to build from those strengths. I also encourage students to embrace “making mistakes” as a core learning tenet, whether practising coding or composition. Mastering the art of troubleshooting is something we can all aspire to!

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University of Chicago

Instructor         Intro to GIS and Spatial Analysis for Social Sciences, Summer 2018
Instructor         Social Science Inquiry – Spatial Analysis Methods, Winter 2017
TA                   SOC 20253: Introduction to Spatial Data Science, Fall 2016

University of Illinois at Chicago

Co-Instructor   Topics in Geospatial Analysis and Visualization: WebGIS, Summer 2018

Arizona State University

Instructor         GIS 311: Geographic Information Science II (Syllabus), 2015

Northwestern University

Co-Instructor          GBL 390: Refugee and Immigrant Health, 2012-2013

Roosevelt University

Internship         ENG 201: Writing Social Justice, 2010
Internship         ENG 102: Argument, Analysis, and Research, 2010

Princeton Review

Instructor         ACT Preparation, 2008-2013

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