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"From the first day of the term, I strive to establish an atmosphere of cooperation and interaction, while fostering a context of mutual respect and professionalism. Though I occasionally lecture, I more often participate in classroom assignments with my students, assignments that emphasize interaction, performance, and the use of evidence to support positions. I have found that group work fosters a progression from the passive reception of information to active thought and facilitates opportunities for students to choose positions and defend their choices before the class. As part of this dynamic, I often collaborate with colleagues in the classroom and have team-taught several courses. Team-teaching, as I have practiced it, enhances the performative dimension of instruction and invites students to participate in the exchange taking place between the instructors. In contrast to traditional classroom in which the figure of the teacher represents authority, I envision a more democratic classroom in which the teacher appears as facilitator. In this democratic classroom the students are not merely passive recipients of a standardized curriculum, which is the same for all, but are also given the chance to explore their own interests. I am constantly reviewing my pedagogy through continuing research and classroom evaluation. I think it is important to not only follow new developments in my areas of specialization, but also to be aware of other disciplinary work so that various research interests will inform my future teaching."
Publication of General economy of Travel: Identity, Memory, and Death, forthcoming June 2011
Teaching at Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State University, Georgia Perimeter College, University of Florida, Santa Fe College, South University Online, Phoenix Online, Kaplan Online, Strayer Online
ENGL 145 World Masterpieces