My teaching intends to help students become better equipped to read, write, think critically and creatively, act ethically, work independently and collaboratively, and help solve social and environmental problems. My research, teaching, and service are interconnected, and I use models such as service learning and community-based projects to help students learn practical skills in ways that that also address pressing social-environmental problems and community needs.
I teach courses on communication theory and method, including environmental communication, communication research methods, rhetorical ethnography, and interdisciplinary courses such as topics in sustainability science and communicating conservation. My teaching philosophy relies on an engaged approach and I use community-based and service learning models in most of my courses. My intention in all of my teaching is to help students become better equipped to read, write, think critically and creatively, act ethically, work independently and collaboratively, and help address social and environmental problems.
Here are current and recent courses with syllabus links and additional resources.
- Communication and the Environment (CMJ 107)
- Communication Research Methods (CMJ 402)
- Environmental Communication and Service Learning (SL:CMJ 407)
- Rhetoric, Science and the Environment (Forthcoming, Fall 2019)
- Environmental Communication (CMJ 580)
- Rhetorical Ethnography (CMJ 593)
- Qualitative Communication Research Methods (CMJ 604)
- Communication and Facilitation for Effective and Inclusive Conservation Efforts (EES 598)
Here are some photos from adventures in engaged learning: