My areas of teaching interest include strategic management and human resources; economic sociology and organizational theory; economic opportunity, social mobility, and social inequality; statistics, big data, and business analytics; and corporate ownership, governance, and entrepreneurship.
Three factors influenced my teaching philosophy:
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.
Leading sections, twice, for the second Sociology graduate statistics course showed me how much I enjoy explaining the statistical and analytical tools I studied in my MA in Statistics.
Working with 8 undergraduates for full-semester assistantships, in which the students partially designed their own final projects, demonstrated my love of mentoring independent research.
Throughout my teaching and mentoring, I am committed to creating an inclusive classroom experience where students feel respected, included, and challenged regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, disability, and other social factors that are the basis of durable inequalities in our society.