I enjoy teaching a variety of courses to both majors and non-majors. Of particular importance to me is cultivating an inclusive and welcoming classroom environment. I engage students using active-learning techniques that are proven to best support student learning, promote inclusion, and make physics fun!
I am on sabbatical for the 2021-2022 academic year, but look forward to returning to teach the following classes next year:
- PHYS 121: Light and Relativity
- This new first-semester course is an essential component of our complete re-design of the first two-years of the physics major. I am very excited to be designing this course, which will introduce students to the exciting topics of light (waves and optics) and special relativity. We will also spend time working on problem-solving techniques, teamwork, and building an inclusive community. Context-rich problem-solving and laboratories will be integrated into the course.
- PHYS 217: Principles of Physics III - Waves, Optics, and Thermodynamics
- Fall 2022 will be the last semester that Principles III will be offered as we transition to our newly re-designed curriculum. This sophomore-level course covers wave properties (including standing waves), ray and wave optics, and the laws of thermodynamics. Laboratories are integrated into the course.
- PHYS 102: Introduction to Physics II
- Physics II is the second semester of our algebra-based intro course for non-majors. This course covers a flurry of topics, including waves, optics, electricity, magnetism, and fluids. Laboratories exercises are integrated into the course.