Teaching in a Changing Climate

We need stories that rivet, devastate, redefine. My teaching and research are dedicated to helping us conceive environmental justice and the realities of climate change through reflection, empathy, and close reading. These practices ask us to engage across forms of difference and critically consider the complex – and changing – meanings of being human. My pedagogy is also informed by my:

  • Master’s degree in Education, and two Master’s degrees in English
  • Fifteen years of teaching experience, including instruction of secondary, undergraduate, graduate, and nontraditional students, as well as other teachers.
  • Training in implicit bias recognition, teaching race and ethnicity, the interdisciplinary pedagogy of Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Across the Disciplines, and in the National Writing Project, as well as the methods of genealogy, American studies and culture studies.
  • Awards from the Fulbright Program, Eastern Oregon University, Portland State University, and the University of Oregon’s highest recognition – Outstanding Teacher of Composition – for my course on environmental writing. I was also nominated for the University of Oregon’s Diversity and Equity award.

Useful Teaching Resources:

Inspiring examples of art-ivism on climate change:

Some favorite syllabi:

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