I have been an educator in a variety of contexts for more than twenty-five years, which is a trajectory that started in high school when I was a peer educator in a theatre troupe that turned personal stories into educational pieces about racism, prejudice, violence and homophobia.

Over the years, I have taught in a variety of settings including community-based social service agencies; court-mandated programs; elementary, middle and high schools; and at the community college, four-year university, and graduate levels. These experiences have laid the foundation for the interrelated components of my teaching philosophy, which serves to promote what Paulo Freire called “the production or construction of knowledge.”

Example Courses:

  • Community-Based Research
  • Ending Gender-Based Violence (SPA Changemakers Course)
  • Navigating Childhood: How Inequality & Public Policy Affect a Child’s Experience of Childhood (Complex Problems Course for AU Core)
  • Intro to Justice Research Methods
  • Program Evaluation
  • Qualitative & Survey Methods
  • Statistics