As a teacher-scholar, I am enthusiastic about combining my research interests and personal and professional commitments with my teaching. My primary teaching goals are to create a space for students to explore contemporary issues of culture, policy, and social justice through wide-ranging lenses, as well as broaden perspectives in academic institutions by engaging with diverse communities. To this end, using my experiences teaching several courses (Introduction to Sociology, Research Methods, Sociology of the Family, and Criminology) and feedback from students and faculty mentors, I have developed a pedagogy which advances higher-order thinking, peer learning, and practical application of course concepts
I have also been an instructor for the McNair Scholars Program at Temple University, and Project L/Earn and the Paul Robeson Leadership Institute at Rutgers University. These three programs provide underrepresented and first-generation undergraduates with intensive research experiences. I have also worked with student-athletes on writing courses and study skills.
My other teaching interests include Social Policy, Inequality, Culture and Cognition, Race and Ethnic Relations, and Social Justice in the Social Sciences.