Teaching Philosophy

My philosophy toward teaching is centered on my love for incorporating specific pedagogic strategies such as my expertise, simplicity, hands-on experience, empathy, inclusiveness, and appreciation of students’ efforts. This approach to teaching can also be summarized in the saying that teaching is a double-edged sword in which the flow of information is a two-way street.  Nelson Mandela, in his long walk to freedom, notes that the classroom is a diverse environment where great leaders emerge

“Education is the great engine of personal development. Through education, the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, and the child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.”

Long Walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela

Teaching Experience

2023 – Present Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Colby College.

2021 – 2023      Instructor, Department of Economics, Colorado State University.

2018 – 2020 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, Colorado State University.

Professional development courses @The Institute for Learning and Teaching(TILT), Colorado State University (CSU) 

April 2022: Importance of Plurilingual Teaching Pedagogies with L2 Learners.

March 2022: Giving Meaningful Feedback on Student Work.

March 2022: Writing a teaching philosophy.

March 2022: Encouraging Student Ownership and Responsibility in Learning. 

October 2021: Keeping International Students & Other English Learners Engaged and Motivated.

June 2021: GTA's Best Practices in Teaching at CSU: First Fours Weeks.

April 2021: Writing a teaching philosophy.

January 2021: Best Practices in Online and Hybrid Teaching: Planning for Critical Thinking. 

January 2021: Teaching Online: Facilitation and Engagement.

August 2020: Canvas: Build a Course.


Graduate Teaching Instructor (GTI)                                                                  Teaching Term                                                               Syllabi links

Colby College                                                                                               

In-Person Teaching

Colorado State University

Graduate Teaching Instructor (GTI)                                                                                                 

In-Person Teaching

Online Teaching

Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA)