I am currently a visiting assistant professor of German Studies at Vassar College, where I teach language courses as well as courses on literature, film and digital media, and gender and sexuality.
My areas of expertise include:
- Equity and inclusion
- Anti-racist and queer pedagogies
- Course and curriculum design
- Educational program assessment
- Instructional technologies and online/remote teaching
- Workshop design and facilitation
- Language learning and diversity
- Composition/writing pedagogy and first-year writing
As a doctoral student at the University of Michigan, I spent several years as a Graduate Student Instructor Consultant (GSIC), an instructional design and educational development role, at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. I also worked as an Instructional Technology GSIC, co-founded and served on CRLT’s Advisory Group for Remote Teaching, and helped create the GSIC Workshop Development Program.
As a graduate student, I taught several semesters of language courses and content-based seminars on topics such as politics, literature, art, music, and film—both online and in-person. I have designed and taught original, in-person and remote courses, including a first-year writing course as a Junior Fellow at Michigan’s Sweetland Center for Writing. I have been recognized with two awards for outstanding teaching by the University of Michigan.
Originally from New Jersey, I received my BA magna cum laude in German Studies as well as History from Columbia University (2014).