My teaching is influenced by bell hooks’ concept of “engaged pedagogy,” a teaching and learning approach that is dialogic, emphasizes mutual responsibility, and values each person’s contribution to the learning process. My students are not passive, empty vessels to be filled with information but rather co-creators of the learning process who participate in the production of knowledge. I believe in meeting students “where they’re at” while also expecting my students to be active learners and challenge themselves. Learning is not always easy or comfortable, and braving this discomfort creates the possibility for personal and social transformation. I motivate my students to challenge me, to push the boundaries of my own thinking and knowing, to enable me to learn through teaching and teach through learning.

I have extensive experience teaching experience across multiple disciplines in a variety of settings, including a large, R1 university, selective liberal arts colleges, and a community college. Below is a list of courses I’ve taught, arranged by discipline.

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

  • Introduction to Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies
  • Introduction to Sexuality Studies
  • Gender and Public Health: Feminist Approaches to Theory and Practice
  • Queering Sexuality Education
  • Queer of Color Critique
  • Feminist Epidemiology
  • Sexual and Reproductive Justice
  • Transnational Approaches to Queer and Sexuality Studies

Public Health

  • Principles of Public Health Practice
  • Capstone Seminar
  • Connecting Science and Society
  • Personal and Community Wellness


  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Social Problems
  • Sociology of Families
  • Social Theory