Teaching Philosophy

My goal whenever I enter a classroom is to find ways to engage students in the process of learning physics. Having students actively participate in their own instruction helps me as a teacher to present the material in ways they are better able to learn it, as well as helping the students to retain information and begin applying it to situations. Ultimately, the goal is for my students to develop intellectual independence where they will engage with the material without instruction and become a leader in their own education.

A detailed discussion of my teaching philosophy can be found in my Teaching Statement.

Current Teaching

I am not currently teaching

Past Teaching Assignments

Semester Course Number Course Name Instructor
S2019 PY 208

Physics for Engineers and Scientists II C. Stapleford
Second semester of a two-semester sequence in introductory physics. A calculus-based study of electricity, magnetism, optics and modern physics. My student feedback summery
S2018 PY 202

University Physics II C. Fröhlich
Observed and implemented my projects for the PTP program. Guest lectured on multiple occasions.
F2017 PY 208 Physics for Engineers and Scientists II C. Fröhlich
Observed as part of PTP Program. Guest lectured for Dr. Fröhlich and Mr. Erb’s section.
F2015 PY 209 Physics for Engineers and Scientists II Laboratory C. Stapleford
Primary instructor for 4 lab sections that met weekly through the semester