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TEACHING

My approach to teaching frames students as junior collaborators in a larger academic enterprise, fostering intellectual curiosity rather than competition, and student-driven inquiry rather than passive knowledge delivery. I begin with a fundamental respect for my students as independent, creative, and serious thinkers, and attempt to provide the tools, materials, and structure to enable their curiosity to flourish. 

In Spring 2018, I taught as instructor of record for an undergraduate seminar on the history of cartography. I am also an adjunct faculty member at Berkeley City College, where I have taught the Early American History Survey Lecture. I have served as a teaching assistant for more than five years, as well as taking classes in history pedagogy, writing instruction pedagogy, and workshops in syllabus design, grading, and student learning styles. 

I am the recipient of several teaching awards, including the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award and Teaching Effectiveness Award at UC Berkeley. I have also served as a peer instructor, conducting Humanities Instructor Workshops to incoming teaching assistants at UC Berkeley through the GSI Teaching and Resource Center. 

Download a sample syllabus. 

"Amerique Septentrionale et les Terres Polaires Arctique," Nicolas de Fer, 1697, David Rumsey Map Collection. 

"Amerique Septentrionale et les Terres Polaires Arctique," Nicolas de Fer, 1697, David Rumsey Map Collection.