Welcome

I’m a researcher, writer, higher education professional, and current graduate student in Elon University’s Master of Higher Education program.

I’m passionate about teaching and learning. Even as a little girl, I would make my younger sisters fill out worksheets and do practice problems. I’ve always loved school, and I’ve especially loved thinking about how people learn and how we can better facilitate that. When I realized in college that I could do that forever, I was ecstatic! I’ve been a scholar in higher education ever since then.

I worked in academic development for three years before returning to the classroom as a graduate student, and it’s been a funny path. Where do people deeply interested in teaching and learning in higher education go to study this? My academic role models have mostly come from elsewhere (English, Secondary Education, History, Biology, and beyond!). I’m still figuring out my next steps, but I’m certain of one thing: I have a whole lifetime of thinking ahead of me!

You’ll find here my thoughts on all the things I can’t stop thinking about: the scholarship of teaching and learning, student-faculty partnership, educational development, and the things that intersect all three: power, identity, and higher education as a whole. Check out my CV for all of my professional details:

Recent Posts

Effective Active Learning

What makes for effective active learning? It’s not an overstatement to say this is what I spent all of undergrad and my first job thinking about. So what happens when I’m given five minutes to free-write on it? This: Effective active learning is characterized by intentional group discussion, planning, shared goal development, and collective working …

What does SoTL have to do with students?

[This post was originally published by the Center for Engaged Learning on January 10th, 2019 and is re-posted with permission] This past October, the International Society of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL)met in Bergen, Norway, to share SoTL projects, practices, and findings. On the Center for Engaged Learning’s “What is SoTL?” page, we define SoTL as “faculty …

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