While I won't be back in the classroom until Winter quarter, I am currently working with four graduate and one undergraduate students! Yay grants!
Last year at Reed, I taught three new courses and refined one taught previously. In the spring I had a blast with Navigating Wildfire Policy and Introduction to Public Policy. The students were really stoked and nearly as passionate about policy and fire as I am. For wildfire we went on a field trip to see an old burn with local managers and with public policy the students learned probably too much about earthquake policy and preparedness in Portland.
Last Fall I taught Environmental Politics and Media and Politics. I was really happy with the way the courses turned out and incredibly impressed with my smart, strong-willed students. A particular shout out goes to my three ep students who really had to put in the work to keep discussion going in such a small setting, check out their blog posts to see what they worked on over the semester. I was also really pleased with the effort shown on the part of my media and politics students and their advocacy campaigns. Please take a look at their goals and what they were able to accomplish, I especially enjoyed some of the incredibly creative memes.
I also advised two senior theses, one examining how institutions respond to protest and the other interested in the predictors of national climate change legislation.
I love teaching, whether it be a high school algebra class, JV soccer team, or leading section or lab for UCSB, I find each of those environments to be invigorating. My TA experience spans six years, ranging from methods, politics and environment, politics and communication, and bureaucracy to GIS for graduate students, introduction to environmental studies, and chemistry and the environment.