Modern Romance: Dating and Relationships Among Young Adults Cornell University, Spring 2018 (A First-Year Writing Seminar) Through the Buttrick-Crippen Fellowship, I was selected as one of two graduate students to receive a year of support to design and teach a First-Year Writing Seminar in sociology. I designed this course around my primary research interests and selected topics that would be of interest to non-major sociology students.
Introduction to Sociology Five Points Correctional Facility, Spring 2017 (credit granted through Cayuga Community College) I was chosen by the Cornell Prison Education Program to design and teach an introductory sociology course to students pursuing their Associate's Degree. This class was created with the intention of introducing students to the field of sociology and enhancing their understanding of the social world.
Advanced English University of Donja Gorica, Fall 2012 & Spring 2013 As a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Montenegro, I designed and taught lessons for advanced English language learners with the aim of increasing conversational fluency and grammatical proficiency. I also administered and graded oral and written exams.
Intermediate English University of Donja Gorica, Fall 2012 & Spring 2013 (two sections) During my Fulbright Fellowship, I planned classes to improve students' conversational English and their understanding of grammatical structure. Additionally, I facilitated and graded oral and written exams.
Race and Public Policy Cornell University, Spring 2016 In this course, I held weekly office hours and helped create assignment prompts and grading rubrics. I provided feedback for drafts and graded final papers. I also assisted in designing and proctoring the midterm and final exam.
Introduction to Sociology Cornell University, Fall 2015 (two sections) As a teaching assistant for Introduction to Sociology, I was responsible for two discussion sections with approximately 25 student each. I designed and taught weekly lessons on sociological theory and key topics in sociology and facilitated group presentations for increased student involvement. Additionally, I held weekly office hours, graded assignments, and proctored and graded the midterm and final exam.
Families and Social Inequality Cornell University, Fall 2015 Through a grant from the Einaudi Center for International Studies, I was chosen to design and teach a month-long unit on international social policy. In this capacity, I created an empirical research project to assess students' learning and led a project workshop to familiarize students with the databases required for this project. In addition, I taught multiple classes on family social policy and facilitated an in-class policy debate. Finally, I graded and provided detailed written feedback on research papers.
Other Teaching Experience
Teaching Excellence Program Trainer, Cornell Center for Teaching Innovation, Fall 2017 As a Graduate Teaching Assistant Leader Fellow, I led a training session on facilitating workshops for the Teaching Excellence Program and observed other Graduate Teaching Assistant Fellows to provide feedback on their instruction.
Classroom Observer, Cornell Center for Teaching Innovation, Fall 2017 I was invited to observe graduate student instructors in the classroom and provide feedback on their instructional methods.
Graduate Teaching Workshops Facilitator, Cornell Center for Teaching Innovation, 2016–2018 Through my fellowship with the Center for Teaching Innovation, I led teaching workshops, discussions, and trainings for other graduate teaching assistants. These were designed to introduce participants to various aspects of teaching in higher education, provide brief theoretical background, and offer practical tips for incorporating these approaches in the classroom.
Teaching Excellence Program Facilitator, Cornell Center for Teaching Innovation, Fall 2016 As a component of my Center for Teaching Innovation fellowship, I led a three-session course to enhance graduate teaching assistants' teaching, presentation, and oral communication skills.
Guest Lecturer: Research Design, Practice, and Policy (SOC 3150), Cornell University, Fall 2016 I was asked to speak to an undergraduate research methods class on the topic of "big data". I walked students through the process of designing a research project by discussing a current collaborative project. We discussed how to design research questions, how to find and use dataset, and how to analyze the data using a novel research method – social sequence analysis.