These pages serve not only as evidence of my teaching effectiveness, but also provide a space for personal reflection and growth in relation to my teaching goals and strategies.

In addition to my classroom teaching experiences I have presented public community workshops and trainings on themes of cultural heritage and community uses of archaeology. I acted as the Undergraduate Advisor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, mentoring anthropology majors and minors. I also served as Graduate Affiliate with the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) at the University of Illinois in which I served as a peer mentor for other graduate TAs on campus and led TA training and workshops.

My teaching philosophy gives narrative voice to the values that are at the core of my syllabus and assignment creation, namely an emphasis on four-field anthropology within a liberal art environment and a classroom atmosphere that respects the diverse contributions and interests that students bring to each course. The success with which I am able to articulate these values within the structure of a course are recognized by exemplary quantitative and qualitative student evaluations.

My portfolio is a work in progress that expands in depth and coverage as my teaching experience increases, as I engage in further professional development, and as I continue to reflect on past experiences with students, both in and out of the classroom.

Teaching Portfolio

Teaching Philosophy


Original Assignments