Teaching CV

2017    Lecturer, University of Chicago. “Eating a global environment: Critical perspectives of agrofood systems.”  Instructor of record for topics course overviewing the social, structural, and ideological tensions emerging from a globalizing food system.  ENST 23610, enrollment: 21.

2017    Guest lecturer, Wheaton College. “Globalization through the lens of environmental sociology,” in Sociology capstone course.

2017    Workshop participant, University of Chicago Center for Teaching. Attended a series of teaching professional development workshops, ranging from talks on creating a better lecture style to workshops on increasing in-class participation.

2017    Directed Study Instructor, University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Rustbelt Research Assistantship.”  Coordinated research tasks related to dissertation fieldwork and provided feedback for undergraduate sociology majors seeking research experience. SOC199/699, enrollment: 3.

2016    Guest lecturer, Wheaton College.  “Globalization through the lens of environmental sociology,” in Sociology capstone course.

2016    Awarded special citation for Teaching Excellence, University of Wisconsin-Madison. In the Departments of Sociology and Community and Environmental Sociology.

2015    Auxiliary Textbook Curriculum developer, An Invitation to Environmental Sociology, 5th edition, by Loka Ashwood and Michael Bell, Sage Publications, 2015.  Contributed case studies, online supplementary materials, and powerpoint presentations based on the forthcoming edition of Environmental Sociology.

2015    Multi-day Workshop Participant, University of Chicago Center for Teaching, in coordination with Liberal Arts Diversity Officer Organization.  “Teaching in the Liberal Arts,” a three-day workshop exploring issues of diversity, research, and course design at teaching-centered institutions.

2015    Guest lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Agricultural commodity chains,” in People, Land, and Food (GEOG 309).

2015    Co-Instructor, University of Wisconsin-Madison.  “Cultural Sociology,” graduate-level seminar.  Co-led seminar surveying cultural sociology with senior graduate students. SOC 901, enrollment: 8.

2015    Teaching Assistant, Writing Intensive Course: “Survey of Sociology,” University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Prepared twice-weekly lectures for two small classes covering sociological imagination, critical thinking, argument formation, writing and oral presentations, in coordination with a team of five fellow TAs. SOC 210, with Dr. Joe Conti, enrollment: 21.

2015     Multi-day training participant, “Writing Across the Curriculum,” University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Training in designing, grading, providing oral and written feedback, and coordinating peer reviews in writing-intensive courses.

2014    Guest lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Globalization and agricultural commodities,” in CES 248 (Environmental Sociology), and InterAg 165.

2014     Teaching Assistant,  “Agriculture and Social Change in Western History,” University of Wisconsin-Madison. Designed weekly multimedia lessons for four weekly class sessions, graded, and crafted exam review and in-class exercises complementing lectures on agricultural history. CES 230, with Dr. Jess Gilbert, enrollment: 60.

2014    Teaching Assistant, “International Issues in Agriculture, Environment and Life Sciences,” University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Coordinated guest lecturers, graded, and presented two lectures to second-semester freshmen in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.  InterAg 165, with Dr. John Ferrick, enrollment: 48.

2014    Course participant,  “Teaching Seminar in Sociology,” University of Wisconsin-Madison. Semester-long graduate course covering course design, class management, lecture writing, technology usage, and appropriate assessment selection, with syllabus design workshops and lecture practice, filming, and individualized feedback.

2013    Teaching Assistant, “People, Land, and Food,” University of Wisconsin-Madison. Redesigned the lecturer’s syllabus, created substantive material and new assignments and exam questions, and guided four weekly class sessions of students through two, semester-long research projects.  University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Geography/ Environmental Studies 309 with Dr. Holly Gibbs, through an Office of Sustainability SIRE grant, enrollment: 65.

2013    Project Assistant, Online environmental studies graduate curriculum development and course design, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Developed online course materials and new food sustainability curriculum in coordination with a team at the university’s Department of Continuing Education and the course instructor, Dr. Adrian Treves. Through an Office of Sustainability SIRE grant.

2012    Teaching Assistant, “Social Justice and the Environment: Nature, Faith, and Politics,” University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Designed a section syllabus, weekly lectures, and in-class discussion activities for four weekly classes of students; graded and provided detailed feedback on weekly reading reflections and essay exams.  Community and Environmental Sociology 541 with Dr. Michael Bell, enrollment: 80.

2012    Directed Study Instructor, University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Farmland Transfer Research Assistantship.”  Developed syllabus and conducted IRB and qualitative research training for undergraduates seeking research experience. SOC 199/699, enrollment: 3.

2010    Urban Agriculture Afterschool Educator, Joshua Farm, Harrisburg, PA.

2006-2008       Writing Center Tutor, Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, PA.