The defining philosophies of my teaching are (i) designing rigorous and student-centered courses that promote student engagement (ii) connecting theory to action by making connections to lived experiences, contemporary events and community engagement and (iii) nurturing brave and humanizing learning through contemplative pedagogies.
Teaching at Saint Mary's College
At Saint Mary's College, I teach courses on diverse topics related to social and environmental justice, critical pedagogy and community engagement. Courses in the Justice, Community and Leadership program emphasize critical thinking, engaged learning through service and an enduring commitment to social justice. I also teach for the Global and Regional Studies major, as well as the Earth and Environmental Science major.
My teaching has been featured in Berkeley media and blogs
News report on a climate negotiation class exercise for International Environmental Politics
Blog-post on Berkeley Connect small-group meeting on the California Drought
Blog-post on Berkeley Connect small-group meeting on professional development