Teaching

The following page lists some of my teaching experiences and employment history.  You can also read my teaching philosophy.

You can also check out the video I created while teaching the 2015 Engineering Problem Solving course in Kunshan, China to see some of projects I developed for these gifted and talented 7th-10th Chinese students.

University of Auckland

Department of Physics Professional Teaching Fellow (February 2016-current):  University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Responsible for proposing, implementing and evaluating studio instruction in introductory physics.  Served as the course coordinator and instructor for one of the pilot streams of Physics 120 (Introductory Physics for Majors).

My 2014 class for Duke TIP in India with their PVC catapults.

My 2014 class for Duke TIP in India with their PVC catapults.

Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP) for 7th-10th grade gifted and talented students

Physics and Engineering Instructor (July 2015): Duke Kunshan University Kunshan, China

Designed and ran a three week course in design problems in engineering for 7-10th grade Chinese gifted students during the pilot year of TIP in China

Special Relativity 101 Instructor & Course Developer (February 2015):  Duke University Durham, North Carolina

Developed a one day course for the visiting 7th grade gifted students from China a sample of innovative instruction

Nuclear Energy Scholar Weekend Instructor & Course Developer (March 2014): Duke University Durham, North Carolina

Created an intensive weekend for an introduction to nuclear science for 7-11th grade American students

Physics and Engineering Instructor & Course Developer (Summer 2013 & 2014): Global Education Center OP Jindal Global University Mysore & Sonipat, India

7th grade gifted students from India

North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina

Modern Physics for Engineers Instructor of Record & Co-developer (Spring 2013, 2012, 2011)

Worked with another professor to convert course from a traditional lecture to a SCALE-UP* approach, eventually acting as the lead instructor through the Preparing the Professoriate program the final semester.  During the process, I created a teaching portfolio

SCALE-UP* Physics II Teaching Assistant for Dr. Robert Beichner (Fall 2012):  North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina

Served as a Teaching Assistant in Dr. Beichner’s SCALE-UP classroom using the Matter & Interactions Curriculum

Honors & Majors Physics I, II, III Head Teaching Assistant (Fall 2012, Spring 2012)

Revised lab manuals and converted all labs to new Moodle course management system, run weekly lab meetings to train TAs and managed lab equipment

John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, 7-10th grade gifted students

Nuclear Science Teaching Assistant (Summer 2012, 2011,2010):  Roger Williams University Bristol, Rhode Island

Introduction to Engineering Design Teaching Assistant (Summer 2008)

Student Teaching

Toll Gate High School Warwick, Rhode Island (Spring 2010)

Reponsible for a semester of teaching Honors & Academic Physics students with class observations, constructing a teaching portifolio and more