My teaching experiences have ranged from formal course instruction at Nipissing University, a liberal arts college in Ontario, to e-learning course development for election practitioners through the International IDEA and the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, and academic skill development programming at McGill University’s Teaching and Learning Services. Through these experiences, I have taught a broad range of students: ‘traditional’ undergraduates, graduate students, mature students, first generation students, and members of Indigenous communities. I recognise that students approach the university experience with diverse academic skills, learning needs, backgrounds and interests. My approach to teaching therefore seeks to provide opportunities for skill development and active learning, while emphasizing the principles of universal design for learning and the creation of respectful and open learning environments.
- Graduate Education Assistant, SKILLSETS, McGill Teaching and Learning Services (2011-2016)
- Course Developer, Electoral Integrity and Malpractice, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Masters in Electoral Policy and Administration (2015)
- Course Instructor, Democracy and Development (POLI 2207), Nipissing University, Department of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (2014)
- Course Instructor, Canadian Politics (POLI 2706), Nipissing University, Department of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (2012)
- Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Political Science (POLS 110), Queen’s University, Department of Political Studies (2010-2011)
Pedagogical Workshops Facilitated
- Talking it Up Without Dumbing it Down
- Active Learning and Classroom Management
- Interacting with Students and Course Supervisors
- Designing and Delivering Effective Lectures
- Engaging Students Using Active Learning Strategies
- Developing your Teaching Portfolio
- Grading in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Some workshop resources are available through SKILLSETS.