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Teaching History

Since 2003, I have taught or advised students at nearly every grade level from 5th grade to Ph.D. students. I have teaching interests in gender and masculinity, the sociology of K-12 and higher education, children and youth, and feminist and sociological theory. From 2003-2005, I taught 6th grade at Anna Howard Shaw Middle School in the School District of Philadelphia, as a corps member with Teach For America. During the 2004-2005 school year, my classroom took part in a unique partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Teach For America, and the Fox Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania. During the summers between 2006 and 2009, I was a high school writing instructor with the Pre-College Academy (PCA) of the Early Academic Outreach Program.

I have been recognized multiple times for my teaching. I am the 2018 recipient of the Tufts University Recognition of Undergraduate Teaching Excellence (ROUTE) Award, a 2013 recipient of the Tufts University Teaching with Technology Award, and a 2013 CELT Teaching Faculty Fellowship. As a 6th grade instructor, I received the 2005 Educator 500 Award from West Chester University’s Institute for Educational Excellence & Entrepreneurship.

Undergraduate Courses

Sociological Theory [Fall 2022 Syllabus]

Sociology of Food [Fall 2022 Syllabus]

W. E. B. Du Bois’s Sociological Dream [Spring 2022 Syllabus]

Sex and Gender in Society [Spring 2022 Syllabus]

The Masculine Mystique [Spring 2021 Syllabus] [Fall 2016 Digital Storytelling Project]

The Sociology of Higher Education [Fall 2017 Syllabus] [Class e-book, An Entrepreneurial University Revisited]

Sociology of the School [Fall 2014 Syllabus]

Feminist Theories in Education [Fall 2014 Syllabus]

Educating Women and Girls [Spring 2014 Syllabus]

Masculinities in Urban Schooling [Fall 2013 Syllabus]

Resources for Students

Guidelines¬†for students requesting letters of recommendation (also check out, “How to Ask for a Recommendation”)

Tufts Statement of Academic Integrity and Review of University Policies

They Say, I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein (an outstanding resource that demystifies academic writing; see the authors’ templates for basic rhetorical devices in academic writing)

American Sociological Association’s style guide for citing and referencing

Purdue University’s excellent Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Tufts Library resource for citing sources

UC-Berkeley’s “Writing for Sociology” guide (2nd edition)

Writing consultation at the Academic Resource Center

Harvard University’s annotation guides