My teaching is informed by my time spent as a high school educator, university instructor, teacher coach, and classroom evaluator, which has offered multiple vantage points to observe and facilitate excellent pedagogy. Good teaching goes beyond classroom walls. I am committed to university education and mentorship that builds from students' experiences, improves written skills, entails empirical research, and expands the application of sociological knowledge in everyday life.
Teaching Interests: Social Stratification; Sociology of Education; Race and Ethnicity; Sociology of Gender; Occupations, Work and Labor; Urban Studies, and Qualitative and Ethnographic Methods.
University Instructor: I currently teach SOCI 300- Social Inequalities (Fall '17) and SOCI 400-Senior Research Project (Spring '18) at Montclair State University. I have also led undergraduate courses and discussion sections as a Teaching Assistant and Teaching Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- Courses: Intro to Comparative Ethnic Studies, Intro to International Affairs, Practicum in Sociology, Senior Research Project, Social Inequality
Teacher Coach: From 2007-2010, I worked with graduate students entering classrooms as teachers in New York City during their summer practicum.
High School Teacher: I worked as a high school global history teacher in New York City for five years.
Classroom Evaluator: I am trained and certified in the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) as an Upper Elementary classroom observer. As a researcher on Joshua Brown's 4Rs+MTP randomized control study, during the 2015-2017 school years, I observed and scored teacher-student interactions in over 60 New York City elementary schools.
Founding Member: I am a founding member of Baychester Middle School opened in 2011.