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Teach

I have taught K-12 students in Music at Chesterton Senior High School, undergraduate students in Anthropology at the University of Iowa, undergraduate and graduate students in Anthropology and Sociology at Valparaiso University, undergraduate students in Anthropology and Sociology at Lake Tahoe Community College, undergraduate students in American Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, and community members Anthropology at the Jewish Community Center of Houston. I have also served on master’s theses and dissertation committees, including at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.


I feel quite fortunate to have been recognized with the national AAA/McGraw-Hill Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching of Anthropology (American Anthropological Association, 2005), the statewide Hayward Award for Excellence in Education (California Community Colleges, 2003), and the local Lake Distinguished Faculty Member award (Lake Tahoe Community College, 2013) and the Instructor of the Year Award (Tahoe Community College Associated Student Council, 2004). 


My teaching experiences have included a number of interesting opportunities and I wanted to share some of those here. Below you will find some videos related to my teaching as well as a few publications that focus on pedagogical theory and methods. 

Teaching Videos (click to view)

Anthropology @ Lake Tahoe Community College

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Anthropology @ Lake Tahoe Community College

Sociology @ Lake Tahoe Community College

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Sociology @ Lake Tahoe Community College

Introductory Issues - SOC 106 (Crime & Society)

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Introductory Issues - SOC 106 (Crime & Society)

Press

LTCC Instructors Honored

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Tahoe Daily Tribune, October 9, 2013

Hayward Announcement

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Tahoe Daily Tribune, April 1, 2003

AAA Award Announcement

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Anthropology News, October 2005

Teaching Award Winners Offer Advice

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Anthropology News, February 2009

Hayward Announcement (AAA)

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Anthropology News, December 2003

AAA Teaching Workshops

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Anthropology News, January 2007

Learning about 911 and Ourselves

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Tahoe Daily Tribune, February 4, 2003

CCC Anthropology Conference

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Anthropology News, April 2006

Education Briefs

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Tahoe Daily Tribune, December 19, 2005

Instructors Recognized by College

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Tahoe Daily Tribune, October 9, 2013

LTCC Students Learning the Impact of Gender Bias in Ads

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Lake Tahoe News, September 21, 2012

Readings

An Analysis of Student Success in Reflexive Online Classroom Assignments

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Invited workshop participant and project author. 

Teaching as a Form of Anthropology, Anthropology as a Form of Teaching

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This chapter emphasizes many of my approaches to education. 

Teaching Taxonomy

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Teaching Taxonomy in Physical/Biological Anthropology Classes. In Strategies in Teaching Anthropology, 4thEdition. Patricia Rice and David McCurdy, eds. Prentice-Hall, 2006.

“SLOing” Anthropology?

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Reflections on Outcome-Based Education. 

Teaching ‘Authenticity’

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Teaching ‘Authenticity’: Critical Thinking and the Cultural Form. In Strategies in Teaching Anthropology, Prentice-Hall, 2010.

Online Anthropology

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Online Anthropology: Classroom Approaches and Resources for Teaching. In Strategies in Teaching Anthropology, 5thEdition. Patricia Rice and David McCurdy, ed. Prentice-Hall, 2008.

Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed

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Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed: Power, Reflexivity, Critical Thinking in the Anthropology Classroom. In Strategies in Teaching Anthropology, 3rdEdition. Patricia Rice and David McCurdy, eds. Prentice-Hall, 2004.

Teaching Cultural Anthropology through Mass & Popular Culture

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Teaching Cultural Anthropology through Mass and Popular Culture: Seven Pedagogical Methods for the Classroom. In Strategies in Teaching Anthropology, 2nd Edition. Patricia Rice and David McCurdy, eds. Prentice-Hall, 2002.

Strategies in Teaching Anthropology

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Strategies in Teaching Anthropology is the sixth edition of the popular guide to anthropological pedagogical techniques.

Teaching Portfolio

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This document features some of the interesting and innovative work that my students completed in my classes. Many of these experiments became the subject of pedagogical publications and reflections. 

USIP Curricular Projects

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This work represents my curricular development during my time at the US Institute of Peace