Due to frequent moves as a child, I seldom had the opportunity to form lasting connections. Then, literature provided me with something like a semblance of a lasting connnection. Since then, philosophy has provided me with a sense of community and solidarity, which has inspired my passion for education.

In my course work, I aim to cultivate a culture of scholarship. My research explores the relationship between moral knowledge and popular narratives, particularly those found within cultural artifacts. Drawing on Susan Ambrose’s (2010) principle that prior knowledge shapes learning, I aim to connect students’ sociological experiences with their existing knowledge in my teaching.

In the following interactive and downloadable document, I articulate my teaching philosophy, experiences, and future aspirations.


Here, you will find some teaching evaluations.