As an instructor and mentor, I use a student-centered approach to develop informed consumers and producers of research. Whether through substantive or methods courses, collaborating on research, or providing mentorship in the research process, I aim to teach students to critically assess research methods and conclusions, develop strong research designs and analytic plans, and inspire an interest and passion in research.
With undergraduates, I focus on producing informed consumers of research and sparking their interest in research by expanding their skills to comprehend, apply, analyze, and evaluate academic concepts. Being an informed consumer of research means both understanding the strengths and limitations of various research methodologies, but also understanding the relevancy of research for everyday life.
With graduate students, I focus on expanding their skills in analysis, evaluation, and creation. Application to their own research ideas is central to my approach.
In addition to teaching, I work closely with graduate students and undergraduates interested in research as a mentor and instructor. I have worked with over 50 undergraduate students on my dissertation research and plan to continue working with students to role model best practices in research as a tenure-track professor.
2017 Instructor for Race and Ethnic Relations in the U.S., UC Berkeley, Sociology
2016 Qualitative Data Analysis Instructor for the Digital Humanities Berkeley Summer Intensive, UC Berkeley
2015 Graduate Student Instructor for Evaluation of Evidence, UC Berkeley, Sociology
2012 Adjunct Professor for Program Analysis and Evaluation, New York University, Wagner School of Public Service