The following is a brief list of my teaching experience as outlined on my CV. For more detailed information about course syllabi, my teaching philosophy, and examples of my work in hybrid digital pedagogy, check back again soon!
Adjunct Faculty, California State University, Los Angeles. Department of Liberal Studies. Fall 2017.
Teaching Assistant, University of California, Riverside. Department of English. Fall 2015; Spring 2017; Fall 2017.
Composition Instructor, University of California, Riverside. University Writing Program. Fall 2014 to Winter 2017.
Summer Reading Program teacher, Grades K-12. Summer 2014; Summer 2015.
Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques (SALT) Writing Tutor. Level I Certified by the College Reading and Learning Association, with a specialty working with students who have learning and attention difficulties. University of Arizona SALT Center, 2012-2013.
Adjunct Faculty – Science Fiction Film and Television (1 section, enrollment 30), California State University, Los Angeles. A survey of science fiction film and television from 1900 to the present, with an emphasis on major themes and characteristics of the genre.
Teaching Assistant – Another World is Possible (3 sections, enrollment 18). An advanced English course that introduces students to cultural studies methods while reading works that address the future as a site of crisis, both materially—in the looming threats of climate change, environmental and species destruction, and imminent collapses of the global financial market—and in our capacity to imagine the future otherwise, as a site of utopian promise. Taught by Dr. Sherryl Vint, UC Riverside.
Instructor of Record – Applied Intermediate Composition for Science & Engineering Majors (1 section, enrollment 23). An advanced-level English class that teaches reading, writing, and critical thinking skills relevant for future work in the sciences. Since the course offering was brand new at the time, I was allowed complete freedom to design and supervise all of my own course materials as I saw relevant to senior undergraduate science majors. My class addressed the historical, political, and philosophical impacts of nineteenth-century biological and evolutionary science, while also teaching students to recognize the similar impacts of today's media representations of science on the non-scientific public.
Teaching Assistant – British Literary Traditions (3 sections, enrollment 18). A tradition implies continuity from one generation to the next; but each generation remakes that tradition in its own distinctive way. The ambivalence of tradition is perhaps nowhere so deeply felt as in the relationship between children and parents. In this students read and critically analyze some of the celebrated texts of the British literary tradition that are themselves meditations on inheritance, parent-child relations, and the utter rejection of tradition -- revolution. Taught by Dr. Susan Zieger, UC Riverside.
Teaching Assistant – Introduction to British Literary Traditions (3 sections, enrollment 18). A survey course that introduces English majors to British literature from its beginnings. Explores literary forms, genres, and periods, and introduces students to the basics of literary theory and to the literary history of Britain. Taught by Dr. Stanley Stewart, UC Riverside.
Instructor – Applied Intermediate Composition (1 section, enrollment 23). Third of three required general education English courses for undergraduate students. An advanced-level English writing course that asks students not only to read literature, but also to read other forms of media in relation to past and present cultural climates. As an advanced graduate student, I was allowed to create my own syllabus using materials relevant to my research interests: Victorian media technologies and science fiction film and television. Click here for details.
Instructor – Intermediate Composition (1 section, enrollment 23). Second of three required general education English courses for undergraduate students. This writing-intensive course focuses on persuasive and argumentative writing.
Instructor – Beginning Composition (1 section, enrollment 23). First of three required general education English courses for undergraduate students. This writing-intensive course focuses on narrative, descriptive, and expository writing. After teaching a traditional version of the course once, I attained special permission to teach it a second time as a hybrid literary and digital/social media course studying The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy alongside the podcast Welcome to Night Vale. Click here for details.
Reader – American Poetry before 1900, taught by Dr. Steven Axelrod (1 class, enrollment 73). An upper-division English course that engages students in a critical study of American poetry, focusing on the evolutionary and revolutionary aspects of its forms and themes.