Teaching Philosophy

While each student may not want or need to know the intricacies of chemistry, my goal as an educator is that through my teaching they may gain an appreciation for the expansive relevance of chemistry, the scientific method, and the ability to critically analyze scientific information in the context of everyday life.

I use evidence-based teaching methods such as problem-based experiments and case studies, small and large group discussions, and peer instruction to engage students in learning. Explicit learning outcomes, backward design, and assessment of student progress continually inform my teaching throughout the semester.

Read my full teaching philosophy statement here.