My Evolving Pedagogy
Since I was a child, I wanted to do something that helped people. Over the years, that goal led to many different aspirations, but I never expected it would be in education. It wasn’t until I was finishing my undergraduate degree in Business Management that I realized that I wanted to work with administrators and instructors and that I wanted to teach students how to improve their communication skills.
That turning point led me to pursue a master’s degree in English and go on to pursue a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Writing before deciding that I really wanted a Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology. Throughout my master’s and into my Ph.D., I have been fortunate to take pedagogically-driven courses in many subject areas from professors who truly wanted me to success. Whether teaching by myself or in collaboration with other instructors or creating learning objects for other instructors, I hope that I am able to bring the kind of passion my professors have shown me into those courses, and I hope I am able to continue teaching both instructors and students to be better communicators and critical thinkers.