Teaching Experience

Instructor, Senior Capstone, Antioch University, Spring 2010-Spring 2012
Undergraduate course that synthesizes college learning across the BA Program’s core purposes: critical and creative thinking, effective communication, global and intercultural awareness, holistic personal development, competence for professional pursuits, and praxis for social justice.

Instructor, Educational Foundations, Antioch University, Spring 2010-Spring 2012
Undergraduate course that examines the BA Program’s core purposes: critical and creative thinking, effective communication, global and intercultural awareness, holistic personal development, competence for professional pursuits, and praxis for social justice.

Instructor, Readings in Social Justice, Antioch University, Spring 2012
Undergraduate course that explores a variety of contemporary social justice issues. This term focuses on environmentalism and the health of our ocean, using the text Moby Duck from the UCSB Reads program.

Instructor, Community Dialogue & Coalition Building, Antioch University, Winter 2012
Undergraduate course that explores how and when communities engage in crucial conversations around conflict. We examine grassroots organizations, coalitions and community dialogue as powerful examples of resolution in action. Guest speakers from a variety of local community issues participated in the class.

Instructor, Human Rights, Antioch University, Winter 2012
Undergraduate course that explored the violation of human rights of women and children around the world, using the book Half the Sky and a variety of films on contemporary human rights issues.

Instructor, Reforming Education, Antioch University, Fall 2011
Undergraduate course that explored the various movements to reform K-12 education in the US. We explored the history, politics and policy while examining local community schools.

Instructor, Food Production in the US, Antioch University, Summer 2011
Undergraduate course that examines how food production has changed in the US over the past 50 years and the ramifications, both social and environmental, of this shift.

Instructor, Race & Human Health: Henrietta Lacks, Antioch University, Spring 2011
Undergraduate course that focused on the story of Henrietta Lacks as a way to explore race, poverty, medical care, privilege and power in the US before, during and after the Civil Rights Movement.

Instructor, Leadership Skills for Social Justice (Humanities 611), Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2008 & 2009
Masters course that examines the nature of privilege and oppression in the United States and ways to provide leadership skills needed for social justice work. Students utilized works by Paul Kivel and Allen Johnson, and engaged in research of community efforts around social justice issues.

Instructor, Nature of Education (Humanities 604), Pacifica Graduate Institute, Winter 2007
Masters course that examines the nature of holistic education and lifelong learning. Students utilized works by Marion Woodman, and engaged in personal reflection and dream tending to experience and explore these concepts as they relate to healing work.

Instructor, Teacher as Learner (Humanities 602), Pacifica Graduate Institute, Fall 2006
Masters course that examines the relationship between intelligence and learning. Students utilized works by Howard Gardner and Caroline Myss, and engaged in personal reflection to experience and analyze concepts as they relate to the learning process and educational institutions.

Instructor and Coordinator, University Success Course (INT/ED 20), UCSB April, 1990-2010
Undergraduate course that assists 400 annually enrolled students in developing the critical thinking and analytical writing skills necessary for success at the research university. Topics explore the holistic student experience including student development theory, structure of higher education, the research mission, roles of faculty and students in shared governance, parent/adolescent separation process, influence of multicultural issues (race, class, gender, sexual orientation, etc.), major selection, leadership development, and health and wellness.

Instructor, Transfer Student Success Course (Education 118), UCSB, Fall 2005-2010
Undergraduate course that assists 250 annually enrolled transfer students in developing the critical thinking and analytical writing skills necessary for success at the research university. Topics explore the holistic transfer experience including health and wellness, graduate and career preparation, and access and equity in education.

Instructor, Introduction to the College Experience (Education 10), UCSB, Fall 2009-2010
Undergraduate course that assists 300 annually enrolled freshmen in developing academic and personal skills necessary for college success. Topics explore the holistic student experience including metacognition, learning styles, adult responsibility, value development, academic advising, diversity, citizenship, and goal setting.

Instructor, Leadership and Group Dynamics (Education 173), UCSB, Fall 1999-2010
Undergraduate course that provides a review of theoretical and empirical information on leadership. Issues covered include all leadership theories (trait, situational, behavioral, power-influence, transformational, etc.) and group/organizational dynamics (group development, conflict, vision, delegation, motivation, cross-cultural communication, structural organization, etc.). Serves 120 students annually.

Instructor, Practicum in Teaching Higher Education (Education 120), UCSB, Fall 2000-2010
Undergraduate course addresses issues affiliated with teaching and counseling college students. Students learn specific pedagogical skills, student development theories, personal coaching and counseling techniques, and information on assisting students in distress. Serves 50 students annually.

Instructor, University and Society (Sociology 102), UCSB, Fall 1999-2005
Undergraduate course addresses the role the university plays in society as well as contemporary issues in higher education. Issues covered include current student trends, the research mission, parents as constituents, counseling issues, affirmative action, physical planning, donors and development, community service, and the influence of multicultural issues of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, etc. Served 50 students annually.

Guest Lecturer in Media, Technology & Children, Antioch University, Winter 2012
Undergraduate course that explores issues of child development and how media and technology influence children and family systems. Lecture on research detailing the effects of media violence on children.

Guest Lecturer in Counseling Strategies for Lifespan Development (Education 277J), UCSB, Fall 2000-2010
Doctoral seminar addresses concepts and interventions related to lifespan development, prevention of mental health problems, social justice, and optimal human functioning. Lecture on issues related to multicultural college student populations including ethnic identity models, biological sex, gender identity models, sexual orientation, and political affiliation.

Guest Lecturer in Education, Leadership & Organizations (Education 250A), UCSB, Fall 2000-2010
Doctoral seminar addresses various topics related to educational leadership and organizations in various settings. Lecture on contemporary issues facing educators and administrators in higher education as well as issues surrounding the parent/adolescent separation process as it relates to college students.

Guest Lecturer in Sociology of Education (Sociology 164), UCSB, Fall 2000-2010
Undergraduate course addresses the changing character of education in complex societies; its relation to political, economic, and technological institutions; and its effect on individual and community behavior and development. Lecture on the history of affirmative action, related legal cases, and the current status in institutions of higher education across the United States.

Guest Lecturer in Sociology of Culture (Sociology 118), UCSB, Fall 2000-2010
Undergraduate course addresses the sociological study of culture, organized around theoretical perspectives, definitional and analytical problems, the production of culture, and the effects of culture on society. Lecture on cultural issues affecting educational institutions including generational differences, affirmative action, issues of diversity (race, class, gender, sexual orientation, etc.), as well as cross-cultural interactions and communication.

Guest Lecturer in Sexuality, Race, Gender, and Class (Sociology 144S), UCSB, Fall 2000-2010
Undergraduate course addresses interplay of sexuality, race, gender, nation, and class with focus on social processes and practices of lesbian, gays, and bisexuals of color, and raises critical intellectual issues about racialized and gendered social practices involving culture, politics, ideologies and power relations. Lecture on issues relevant to higher education systems including current research on campus climate issues, impact of “safe space” campaigns, and facilitating communication within and across lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender populations and racial/ethnic communities.