TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

My areas of teaching interest include management, labor markets, social mobility and inequality, corporate governance, causal inference statistics, business analytics, the sociology of finance, economic sociology, organizational theory, entrepreneurial strategy, and leadership.

Three factors influenced my teaching philosophy:

  1. Leading sections for two 'flipped and gamified' undergraduate classes helped me to understand how pedagogical innovation can engage students by linking material to their individual interests.

  2. Leading sections (twice) for the second sociology graduate course on statistics showed me how much I enjoy explaining the statistical and analytical tools I studied in my Applied Statistics MA.

  3. Working with 8 undergraduates for full-semester research assistantships, including coaching them through original papers, helped me to understand my love of mentoring.

Throughout my teaching and mentoring, I am committed to creating a inclusive classroom experience where students feel appreciated and challenged regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, disability, and other social factors that are the basis of durable inequalities in our society.