I teach writing-intensive college-level classes in sociology. From 2010-2016 I have taught at Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design, the IE School of Business, and at the Rhode Island Adult Correctional Institutions. I co-founded and direct the Prison Op/Ed Project, a program publishing the writing of my sociology students living in RI state prisons.

PEDAGOGICAL TRAINING

  • Certificate Course #3: “Professional Development Seminar”, Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning, Brown University (2014-2015)
  • Certificate Course #2: “Course design: principles and practice”, Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning, Brown University (2014-2015)
  • Certificate Course #1:“Reflective Teaching: Identification and exploration of practices and beliefs about teaching”, Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning, Brown University (2013-2014)

TEACHING COMPETENCIES: 

  • Organizational sociology
  • Political sociology
  • Development sociology
  • Third sector and civil society issues
  • Social movements
  • Qualitative methods and ethnography
  • Academic writing

CLASSES TAUGHT

  • "Globalization and Community", College Unbound/Rhode Island Adult Correctional Institution. Spring 2017
  • "Society and Culture in the Age of Globalization", Brown University and IE Business School (Spring 2016, Autumn 2016; Spring 2017)
  • "General Sociology", Rhode Island Adult Correctional Institution/Community College of Rhode Island, Men’s Medium Security Facility & Women's Facility (Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016).
  • "Organizational Theories of the Third Sector and Civil Society", Brown University (Autumn 2014, Spring 2016). 
  • "Introductory Sociology", Rhode Island School of Design, (Spring 2015)
  • "Social Problems", Rhode Island Adult Correctional Institution/Community College of Rhode Island, Men’s Medium Security Facility, (Autumn 2015). Read coverage of US Sen. Whitehouse's visit to the class here. Read the Senator's reflections here
  • "Qualitative Research Methods", Brown University BEO special seminar (Summer 2012).
  • "Organizational Theories for the Public and Private Sector", Brown University, (Autumn 2011).