On Teaching and Instruction: I believe that teaching involves much more than the delivering of information to students in the classroom. Although the providing information is important, it is only a small part of how we live our lives. After teaching large classes over the years, I have seriously questioned the efficacy of the lecture delivery style in classrooms of students and have instead searched for way for students to apply knowledge to real-world situations. This reflection has led me to consider how students learn and how content can be made more meaningful.
||Finding ways for students to connect course content with experiences is a driving force in my classroom approach. Here students present their work during a classroom session.
Courses Taught or currently teaching:
MAS 509 Mexican Migration
MAS/ANTH/LAS Latin American Immigration and the Re-making of the U.S.
MAS 570 The Feminization of Migration
I also supervise indepdent studies, section 2 of MAS 199, MAS 299, MAS 399, and MAS 499, and Internships.