I want students to leave my class knowing more than “facts” about social life. I thus teach students to theorize social life and I emphasize how knowledge is produced through multiple, complementary research methods. I accomplish these goals using active learning and case studies.
My teaching experiences span small, writing-intensive courses to 200-student lectures. I am prepared to teach introductory-level courses on race and ethnicity, research methods, social problems, sociology of family, sociology of education, sociology of childhood, and social psychology. I can teach seminars on race and social interaction, ethnography, and the sociology of courtship.