Assistant Teaching Professor, Chemistry
2008 Ph.D. in Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University
My teaching focuses on the freshman and sophomore year of college; where strong foundational knowledge is necessary. I encourage students to fully engage and participate in a more active approach to learning by incorporating traditional teaching methods as well as novel electronic based methods by use of current teaching technologies. In both the lecture and laboratory based courses, students are provided with real- world applications and are given hands on experience to promote both visual and kinesthetic learning.
Additionally, I am a strong proponent for outreach programs that foster community relations with the University. I work alongside the Gelfand center, Pittsburgh Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) and the Boy Scouts of America to develop outreach programs in chemistry for K through 12.