Teaching

Courses Taught
At ISU:
JLMC 560: Risk Perception and Communication
Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication.

At ASU:
PAF 546: Environmental Policy and Management (Fall 2014, Graduate)
School of Public Affairs

At UF:
WIS 6934 / LAS 6938: Networking Women in Sustainability Science and Action (Spring 2013, Graduate, online).
Instructor, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, UF.

Moderator, WaterSim: A Decision Game. 
Fall 2014 PAF 300: Introduction to Public Administration and Management (Undergraduate). PAF 591: Introduction to Policy Informatics (Graduate). PAF 200: Public Service and Policy in the 21st Century (Graduate). ASB 375: Environmental Anthropology (Graduate).

Spring 2014 URB 205: Urban Governance; PAF 530: Management of Urban Government; PAF 420 Public Leadership; CPI 101: Introduction to Informatics; PAF 591: Introduction to Policy Informatics (Graduate).

Fall 2013 PAF 300: Public Administration and Management; CIS 360: Business Database Concepts; CIS 235: Introduction to Information Systems (Graduate).

Guest Lecturer
At ASU:
PAF 591: Introduction to Policy Informatics (Spring 2014, Graduate).  “The Challenge of Public Participation in Natural Resource Governance.” School of Public Affairs, ASU

At UF:
REL 5937/WIS 6934/VME 6934: Animal Ethics (Fall 2012, Undergraduate). Department of Religion, UF.
WIS 4523: Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Conservation. (Spring 2011/2012, Undergraduate/Graduate).

Teaching Assistant

WIS 4523: Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Conservation. (Spring 2011/2012, Undergraduate/Graduate). Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, UF.

WIS 2040: Wildlife Issues in a Changing World (Spring 2011, Undergraduate)
Teaching Assistant, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, UF.

WIS 2552: Biodiversity Conservation: Global Perspectives (Spring 2011, Undergraduate)
Teaching Assistant, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, UF.

WIS 4934: Natural Resource Ecology (Spring 2010, Fall 2011, Undergraduate).
Course Development, Teaching Assistant, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, UF.

In addition to the classes and guest lectures above, I have extensive informal and formal teaching and outreach experience. I served as a Graduate fellow in the NSF-GK12 (Graduate to K-12 schools) SPICE program (Science Partners in Inquiry-based Collaborative Education) for two years. As a SPICE fellow, I taught Physical and Earth/Space science to elementary and middle school students and developed original curriculum that employed cutting-edge science pedagogy to teach about habitat adaptation, invasive species and the management of natural resources.

Prior to my graduate studies at UF, I served as a Senior Program Educator at the New England Aquarium in Boston (NEAq) where I developed, designed and taught original classes for students grade K-12 and adults. I was also hired as a grant coordinator. In this role, I supervised two NSF-funded programs, designed a training manual for identifying and monitoring aquatic invasive species,and taught six educational workshops and field trips for +200 public school teachers, volunteers, aquarium staff members, Outward Bound Expedition leaders, and public school students.