My Educational Practice

Teaching has been a passion in my life since I was an undergraduate. It is an exciting time to be a teacher—we (arguably) know more today about how students learn than at any other point in human history. Currently, I serve as laboratory coordinator in the Freshman Chemistry Program at Georgia Tech. In this role, I administer one of the largest educational laboratory programs on campus, train and mentor teaching assistants, explore new teaching methods and activities, and develop and implement new experiments.

For more information about my teaching philosophy and experiences, please see my teaching portfolio. In the past, I served as the instructor of Elementary Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 332) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

During my time at Illinois, I recorded a series of videos for students to watch before attending class. I like to say that my colleagues and I were "flipping the classroom before anyone knew what 'flipping the classroom' was." Click here for one of my favorites, or check out my YouTube channel for more. The Projects page includes links to some of the tools and resources I have developed for CHEM 332 and other courses.

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Teaching Philosophy Statement
Presentations & Publications
Teaching History