At Indiana University, I have taught Introduction to Sociology and Sociology of Families. I independently designed the curriculum for each of these courses, including assignments, exams, classroom activities, and lectures. I have also been invited to guest lecture in courses at DePauw University, a liberal arts college. I have received IU's Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Program Certificate, participated in the PFF Shadow Program, and written a book review for Teaching Sociology. In 2017, I received the SAGE Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award and attended the SAGE Teaching Workshop: "Thinking Matters: Critical Thinking, Active Listening, and Evidence-Based Writing.”
Indiana University - Courses Taught
Introduction to Sociology (S100) - Spring 2017
Course Description: This course introduces you to sociology, which is the scientific study of social life. You will learn about foundational sociological theories, perspectives, and research methods. Once we have developed your sociological imagination, we will discuss race, class, gender, and sexual orientation inequalities. Finally, we will examine how these inequalities are (re)produced within social institutions (e.g., families, education, the criminal justice system), as well as how these institutions inform, enable, and constrain individuals’ thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. At the end of the semester you will be able to apply sociological research and theory to everyday life to think critically about the social world.
Sociology of Families (S316) - Summer 2017
Course Description: In this course, you will learn to use scientific knowledge to assess taken-for-granted beliefs and practices about families. We will discuss love, marriage, parenthood, and sexuality from a scientific perspective. We will examine how American family forms and practices have changed over time and consider diversity among the current American “family.” For example, we may discuss single families, divorced families, same-sex families; how family practices differ across social class, race, and ethnicity; how family practices create gender inequality; and how social policies impact families.
DePauw University - Guest Lectures
Gender and Society (S210) - Fall 2017
Developed and presented lecture on Sexual Identity in a classroom of ~20 students at a liberal arts college
Senior Seminar (S410) - Spring 2018
Developed and presented lecture on Experiments in a classroom of ~10 students at a liberal arts college
Proseminar in Sociology (S240) - Spring 2018
Developed lecture on my dissertation research for a course on theory and research at a liberal arts college
Book Review of Remaking College
In this book review, I identify the strengths of Remaking College: The Changing Ecology of Higher Education and make recommendations for 1) how researchers and instructors can use the text to teach undergraduate and graduate student audiences, 2) how the text can be paired with other notable books on higher education, and 3) how administrators can use the text to increase degree persistence and improve university effectiveness.