Writer, Teacher, Development Professional. Lover of all things caffeinated.

Teaching

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Statement of Teaching Philosophy

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Teaching is a profound responsibility — one I don’t take lightly — and I love being in the classroom with my students. I delight in helping students develop as thinkers, writers and young professionals — and pushing them to think critically about the world around them. My teaching philosophy centers heavily on connecting with students: treating them with respect and empowering them to do great work independently.

My favorites are the intensive public relations writing classes. In these classes, I push students to embrace and address their weaknesses rather than lean on the skills that come easily. My assignments are designed to help students develop writing skills with transferrable applications in the professional world.

Another favorite class: Nonprofit Online Crowdfunding, a highly experiential class I designed for the Spring 2017 term at the University of Oregon. Students in this class volunteered for Oregon-area nonprofits, learning the ins and outs of working in the nonprofit sector and developing online fundraising materials for the organizations. The capstone project for the course was a full crowdfunding campaign featuring a persuasive video.

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Syllabi

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