Getting students to think critically about social justice problems is central to my pedagogy. This focus informs the structure and content of the courses I teach as well as my approach to facilitating student learning. In highly discussion based class sessions, I encourage students to critically evaluate the implications of various theoretical concepts, empirical findings, and policy initiatives in light of multiple social, political, and economic perspectives. It is my objective to have students complete my courses not only with new information about crime, criminal justice, and society, but with new ways to think about them. I seek to foster an inclusive learning environment in which students are motivated to articulate questions, challenges, and problems relating to the social inequalities that crime, justice policies, and society create and perpetuate. Ultimately, I hope that my teaching fosters student enthusiasm for the pursuit of more knowledge and for actively addressing social injustice in our world.

Courses recently taught

  • CRM 1001 Introduction to Criminology
  • CRM 4000 Race, Crime, and Justice
  • CRM 4000 Seminar in Social Justice
  • CRM 6500 Senior Seminar in Criminology
  • H01 Honors Seminar in Racial Justice