Teaching Philosophy

I teach because I love learning and sharing in the learning process with other people. I also see teaching as a space for encouraging eco-cultural change. Being a student, not to mention a teacher, is an incredible gift and privilege. My goal as a teacher is 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.

Please see my teaching pages for more details about courses and additional teaching resources. Here are some photos of adventures in teaching.