I have spent the past 11 years as an adjunct professor, teaching in various Universities. Courses have included ancient civilization, ancient languages, comparative literature, research writing and composition, and religion.
Occasionally, I am invited to speak on specialized topics as a contributor to a specific course or topic. Interdisciplinary conversation among academics is important to the future of scholarship.
Read about and listen to Erica Mongé-Greer as a guest speaker.
As an adjunct professor, I have experience customizing standard syllabus requirements as well as writing a syllabus from scratch. One of the advantages of teaching in so many contexts is that I have gained exposure to multiple styles of curriculum development as well as assessment tools.
Check out a sample of course syllabus and evaluation rubrics.
One of the great challenges of teaching is engaging students. Learning is a two-way communication. Ancient Hebrew has a single word that means both teaching and learning: one can’t take pace without the other. Every course I have taught comes with the opportunity for students to provide feedback. I have made it a habit to review student feedback alongside feedback from my peers to improve each course every time I teach. Even though many students may not understand why certain dynamics in a classroom setting work better than others, their feedback is somehow addressing a felt need. It is the responsibility of instructors to decode that need and, when possible, address it in such a way that creates a better environment for learning.
Read what students say about my courses and how I’ve addressed concerns.