Teaching Portfolio

A photo of me, a red-headed white woman, sitting in my pink manual wheelchair in my university of georgia campus office. behind me is a desk with two large monitors and a laminating machine on top of it, a black executive style desk chair, box for a small levoit air purifier, a tall black file cabinet, a black paper shredder, and a shorter tan file cabinet with a printer on top of it. I am wearing sneakers, an apple watch, an N95 disposable respirator under a pink lilly pulitzer cloth mask, a pink glf dress, and a blue zip up athletic jacket.

Teach. Listen. Learn. Co-Create.

My approach to teaching is shaped by my experiences as a disabled student. Growing up disabled meant a lot of things, but the most important thing for schooling was always ABSENCES. There were a lot of them, and they were unpredictable. In high school, they became a threat to my role as a student. This was the start of the accommodations war–I couldn’t have known the true importance of learning to navigate exclusionary systems at age 14, but as an instructor, I’ve come to learn that my experience was as privileged as it was unique. My goal is to foster a classroom environment that gives all of my students the privileges that helped me succeed as a sociologist.

My writing and sample course materials here are constructed with access and inclusion in mind, and they are based in Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

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Thoughts on Teaching:

Sample Sociology Lectures

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