As a teacher, I aim to guide my students towards learning actively and independently, to empower them to learn freely and confidently, and to communicate with my students and listen to them. Teaching is my passion, and it is one of my greatest strengths. As a university instructor, I have taught: calculus 1, 2, and 3; linear algebra; an introductory course on logic and sets; and a course called “Exploring Mathematical Ideas” that gives non–math majors a broad view of some high-level math concepts with a minimum of technical details. As a graduate student at Dartmouth College, I took part in the Teaching Seminar, an intensive course covering educational theory, classroom techniques, and course design. The Teaching Seminar, along with my background as a graduate of Carleton College, has given me a strong belief in the importance of high-quality teaching.
Here is my teaching statement.
Here are the courses I have taught in my current position at Davidson College:
- MAT 108 Exploring Mathematical Ideas — Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022 (expected)
- MAT 150 Linear Algebra — Fall 2020, Fall 2021 (two sections)
- MAT 160 Calculus III — Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022 (expected)