TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

My areas of teaching interest include: management, human resources, social mobility and inequality, corporate governance, organizational theory, social statistics and causal inference, graduate and undergraduate business analytics, the sociology of finance, economic sociology, and leadership.

Three factors influenced my teaching philosophy and goals:

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

  2. Working with 8 undergraduates for 4-credit full-semester research assistantships, including coaching them through original papers, helped me to understand my love of mentoring.

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

Throughout my teaching, I am committed to creating an open and 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.