I have a decade of experience as an award-winning teacher (including the Harvard University Derek Bok Certificate of Excellence and Distinction in Teaching) and I am a field leader for pedagogical and curricular innovation. I use techniques from the classroom--vibrant pair-and-shares, brainstorming exercises, and applied theater games--to ideate and facilitate workshops in strategic design. Click here to view sample student evaluations.
At Bates College
DNTH 105: Performance Studies DNTH 202: Devising Performance GSTH 116: Gender, Politics, Performance THEA 306: Prison, Abolition, and the Arts ISTH 202B: Theater and Inequity ISDN 202C: Devising the Spiritual in Art (Kandinsky and Movement-Based Performance)
Political Theater and the Structure of Drama Spring 2017
Prison, Performance, and Justice Spring 2017 This seminar for juniors in Theater, Dance, and Media combined theories and practice of prison theater. The course culminated with the students' first-person performances drawn from their ethnographic research with members of the community.
The Book Was Better: Film, Theater, and the Novel Spring 2016 Led Harvard College honors English concentrators through their first major research assignment in preparation for their senior theses. This course focused on theory of adaptation in contemporary film and theater, focusing specifically on works adapted from English and American novels.
Expository Writing, Essential Works: Homer to Descartes Fall 2015
Shakespeare's Early Plays Spring 2015
The Humanities Colloquium Fall 2014 Introduction to the humanities from the Odyssey to Ulysses.