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.
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 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.