My areas of teaching interest include economic sociology, organizational theory and strategic management; social opportunity, mobility, and inequality; statistics and business analytics; and corporate ownership, governance, and entrepreneurship.
Three experiences influenced my teaching interests:
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.
Mentoring 7 undergraduates conducting individual research projects through the Sociology Undergraduate Research Opportunity program, demonstrated my love of working closely with students to help them develop and execute their ideas.
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.