Teaching Interests

My teaching, like my research, reflects a passionate interest in the specific circumstances in which peacebuilding intersects with development, human security, technology and the environment.

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is student-centered and is expressed in four fundamental principles: passion, expectation, environment and active learning. I set high expectations for my students and use a variety of pedagogical practices to help them realize their full potential, I also encourage students to ask thought-provoking questions and participate actively in the classroom.

Teaching Experience

• Engineering Peace
• Global Social Policy
• Intro to Justice & Peace Studies
• Public Policy Analysis & Advocacy
• Concepts and Conventions in Human Rights
• The Social Basis of Terrorism
• Human Rights and Human Security
• Culture and Conflict

Community Partnership and Service Learning

I partnered with The Greenlight Fund – Twin Cities on a community-based project. Based on the needs identified by The GreenLight Fund, my students undertook various projects culminating in a final report that became a resource for Agenda Setting for Economic Justice in St Paul and Minneapolis.

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