Teaching

After spending several years as a traditionally-certified public school teacher, teaching remains one of the primary reasons why I enjoy the world of research. There are so many formal and informal opportunities to teach/mentor others in terms of new skillsets, content, frameworks, workflows, etc., and equally numerous ways to be taught and mentored myself. There are few things I enjoy more than the intellectual process of “disassembling” a complex idea/concept into its fundamental components, and then guiding others to nuanced new learnings through that lens — ultimately empowering students to do more and deepening their understanding of the world.

Moreover, I strive to make my teaching accessible, responsive, and collaborative. My goal is that every one of my students feels they have the capacity to grow and learn; in pursuit of that goal, it is equally important to me that they feel they belong and are valued in my classroom.

Below, you’ll find examples of my teaching endeavors across contexts. When possible, I also include links to sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, slides (especially for workshops), and sample activities. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you’d like more information or materials!


University-Level Courses

LPPS5740: Data Science for Public Leaders. Adjunct Faculty and Co-Developer, with Dr. Benjamin L. Castleman. Scheduled Fall, 2021. University of Virginia, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. [Course Syllabus not yet publicly available]

LPPP5540: Public Interest Data Lab. Project Advisor, with Dr. Michele Claibourn and Charlotte McClintock. Spring, 2020. University of Virginia, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. [Course Syllabus/Website]

EDLF5310: Data Management for Social Science Research. Teaching Assistant, with Dr. Luke Miller. Fall, 2019. University of Virginia, School of Education and Human Development. [Course Syllabus] [Teaching Evaluations]

ECON2323: Economics of Information. Teaching Assistant, with Dr. Daniel Stone. Spring, 2014. Bowdoin College.


University-Level Workshops

Introduction to GitHub for Education Policy Researchers. Instructor. Spring, 2021. University of Virginia, School of Education and Human Development. [Workshop Recording] [Workshop Slides]

Communicating Research: Best Practices for Presenting and Visualizing Quantitative Evidence. Instructor. Spring, 2021. University of Virginia, School of Education and Human Development. [Workshop Recording] [Workshop Slides]

Graduate School Admissions for First-Generation Students. Facilitator. Fall, 2019. University of Virginia, School of Education and Human Development.

Introduction to Data Visualization. Instructor. Spring, 2019. University of Virginia, School of Education and Human Development. [Workshop Slides]

Introduction to R. Instructor. Spring, 2019. University of Virginia, School of Education and Human Development. [Workshop Slides]

Introduction to Web Scraping. Co-Instructor (web architecture section), with Kylie Anglin and Justin Doromal. Fall, 2018. University of Virginia, School of Education and Human Development. [Workshop Slides]


K-12 Teaching

9th Grade English Language Arts. Teacher. 2014-2017. Yarmouth High School (Yarmouth, ME). [Teaching Evaluations]

Non-fiction and Rhetoric. Teacher. 2014-2017. Yarmouth High School (Yarmouth, ME). [Teaching Evaluations]

Probability and Game Theory. Instructor. 2015-2016. Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (Lancaster, PA). [Course Syllabus] [Teaching Evaluations]

10th Grade Humanities. Student Teacher, with Alberto Morales. 2014. Casco Bay High School (Portland, ME). [Flipped Classroom Video Example 1 and Example 2]