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Philosophy of Teaching

I bring unique perspectives to the classroom as an interdisciplinary learner and scholar. My goals are to discuss with students everything that I know (from community and health psychology to pastoral theology, we have a lot to cover), engage contemporary social issues and provide historical context when necessary, and allow space for everyone to imagine how to co-create a new society and world, where we are all valued and treated equally. Below is a list of college-level courses I have taught, guest lectures I provided, and several anonymous student evaluations.


Undergraduate & Graduate Teaching

Instructor of Record:

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

PSYC.230. Psychology and Culture. (In-person: Fall 2021, Spring 2023)

PSYC.387. Community Psychology. (Online: Fall 2021, Spring 2022)

North Carolina Central University.

UNIV.1100. First-Year Seminar. (In-person & online: Fall 2016 - Fall 2018)

Guest Lecturer (non-exhaustive):

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

PSYC.306. Lifespan Human Development

PSYC.357. Psychology of Women and Gender

PSYC.437. Contemporary Social Issues: Making a Difference

PSYC.441. Social/Health Psychology

Duke University

PSY.627S. Stereotypes and Stigma

Academic Half-Day, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

(PGY-4 residents)

Anonymous Student Evaluations

"He was a down-to-earth professor who truly cares about his students and wants them to succeed. This is by far the best class I have attended at UMBC. Truly an amazing professor."

"His enthusiasm and passion in the field of community psychology is what makes him an effective teacher. The material comes from his personal experience and knowledge, not just from the book."

"He was effortlessly funny and energetic, and he cared about and validated every response during in–class discussions. This made it easy to contribute, since it felt like our contributions were meaningful."

"The best part of the course (PSYC.230) was the Cultural Idiom Artwork (CIA) because it was very stress–relieving to paint, especially amidst finals and other final projects."

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