Teaching

My teaching approach is influenced by progressive educational philosophies. I believe that teachers should act as guides working with their students in an effort to break down the hypodermic model of communication, where information is transmitted one-way from teacher to students. I have used studio-based learning in my community-engagement courses as a strategy for developing more equal partnerships between students, faculty, and community members. Therefore, I am interested in using and developing new pedagogical approaches that embrace difference as a resource and promote multiple ways of knowing in order to create more inclusive, just, and equitable learning environments.

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2016- Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College

2014-2016 Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Oklahoma

2012-2014 Teaching Assistant and Instructor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

2009-2010 Adjunct Lecturer, Department of English and Media Studies, Bentley University, Waltham, MA.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College (2016-)

  • Public Libraries (graduate)
  • Social Informatics (graduate)
  • Communities of Discourse (undergraduate)
  • Information Services for Diverse Users (graduate)
  • Technology for Information Professionals (graduate)

School of Library and Information Studies, University of Oklahoma (2014-2016)

  • Community Relations and Advocacy (graduate)
  • Evaluation Methods (graduate)
  • Leadership in Information Organizations (graduate)
  • Social Informatics (undergraduate/graduate)

Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2012-2014)

  • Co-Instructor, Community Informatics Studio (graduate)
  • Co-Instructor, Introduction to Networked Information Systems (graduate) [+]
  • Teaching Assistant, Libraries, Information, and Society (graduate)
  • Teaching Assistant, Social Aspects of Information and Communication Technology (undergraduate) [+]

Department of English and Media Studies, Bentley University (2009-2010)

  • Adjunct Lecturer, Introduction to Video Production (undergraduate)

[+] = Recipient of the teaching award “University of Illinois List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students” for this class.

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