TEACHING

My goal as an educator is straight-forward: I teach students to develop a love of learning, a passion for thinking critically about how to identify solutions to real-world problems and for taking action. I then teach students to articulate their ideas coherently through presentation and writing.

I have taught at a number of universities in the United States, as well as in the United Kingdom and Latin America, and for a wide range of socio-economic groups. Adapting my approach to different audiences has always required me to remain self-directed, resourceful, and innovative. Regardless of circumstances, several core characteristics of my approach remain consistent. I create each of my courses so that students learn how to construct, defend, and criticize arguments; identify and assess tacit assumptions, and gather and evaluate evidence qualitatively and quantitatively. And, it helps that I love to teach.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of Colorado, Boulder 2010 – 2017

Faculty of Sustainability, Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Residential Academic Program and Affiliate of Environmental Studies.

Faculty of Sustainability Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Residential Academic Program
SSIR 1010 – Sustainability, Social Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
SUST 2800 – Introduction to Sustainability
ENVS 1000 – Introduction to Environmental Studies

(Non-Profit Partner | Service Learning Courses)
Program for Writing and Rhetoric, Initiative for Service and Engagement (WISE)
Course 1: Rhetorics of Sustainability: Industrial and Local Food Systems
Course 2: Technical Design and Communication

Department of Geography, Critical Thinking GEOG 4742 – Environments and Peoples
Senior Critical Thinking Course: Global Commodities, Sustainable Development, and Conflict

Spring 2012
Front Range Community College,
Taught two sections of Human Geography | The Cultural Landscape

Spring 2008
The George Washington University
Environmental Quality and Management in the Developing World
Taught a course related to society, environment, and development with special emphasis placed on the issues associated with the extraction and production of commodities throughout the developing world.

Spring and Fall 2006
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Geography
Teaching Assistant/Supervisor:
• State and Society: Latin America and South Asia
• Third World Development
• Society, Environment, and Development

Cambridge Graduate Instructor, Michelmas Term 2006: Documents and Discourse Analysis: Joint Schools Postgraduate Course in Social Science Research Methods

Spring & Summer 2005
The University of Zamorano, Honduras (EAP Zamorano)
Department of Socioeconomics, Environment & Development
Socioeconomic Analysis of Marine and Coastal Resource Use

Spring 2002
Shepherd University
Institute for Environmental and Physical Sciences
Environmental Ethics and Philosophy