Teaching

As an educator, my courses introduce students to policy challenges and solutions, help them understand how society interacts with the ecological world, and prepare them to become leaders in a variety of environmental and policy professions. I believe that effective teaching engages students in the material, leading them to understand how it impacts their own lives and their careers. It should also expose students to new viewpoints and help them critically evaluate all sides of an issue. Given this, my teaching focuses on three core concepts to encourage connection to the course content: experiential learning, student ownership of material, and embracing diverse perspectives. Read more about my teaching philosophy here.

Courses Taught

The Politics of Climate Change (Instructor of Record): Fall 2018

U.S. Civics (Science Policy Summer Institute): Summer 2018

United Nations Climate Change Negotiations Practicum (Instructor): Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

I designed and co-taught this unique seminar for graduate and undergraduate students, providing a semester of introduction to the UNFCCC climate change negotiations and the key topics in international climate change politics. The course also includes the students attending the Conference of the Parties as observers to support NGO partner organizations.

Democracy Lab: Bridging the Rural-Urban Divide on Environmental Issues (Teaching Assistant; Instructor of Record: Frederick Mayer): Fall 2017

Climate Change and the Law (Teaching Assistant; Instructor of Record: Jonathan B. Wiener): Spring 2017