Demonstration of Teaching Effectiveness

In my current role as Visiting Instructor of Communication at Saint Louis University, I am teaching Media and Society (CMM 2400), Analysis of Popular Culture (CMM 3480), and two sections of Public Speaking (CMM 1200). In the Spring, I will also be teaching a course on Digital Storytelling.

While earning my doctorate, I served as the instructor of record for ten semesters within the department Media and Cinema Studies from Fall 2013-Spring 2018, including one condensed summer course. I also served as a teaching assistant for two online sections of Sex and Gender in Popular Media, in which I helped set and run the course’s online interface in addition to grading and assisting in creating and updating the syllabus.

I’m constantly working to improve my teaching, and thus have also earned the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning’s Graduate Teacher Certificate and the Graduate College’s Mentorship Certificate.  In the fall of 2017, I was awarded my department’s inaugural Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching award.

Included in this portfolio are: 1) overviews of and resources from courses I’ve taught, 2) details of my teaching assistant experience, 3) additional production instruction experience, 4) an overview of courses for which I’m qualified to teach, and 5) a proposed syllabus based on my dissertation research.

Finally, below please find an overview of my teaching evaluation scores through Spring 2018.

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Overview of Teaching Evaluations

These charts represent a longitudinal overview of my end-of-semester student evaluations. These are general overviews of my scores over time. For a breakdown of scores by course, including student comments, please see the “courses taught” tab.  Official copies of my longitudinal profile can be sent upon request. For explanation of teaching evaluations at University of Illinois, please see the CITL website.

Scoring: 5 = Exceptionally High   1= Exceptionally Low


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Measure 1 = Teaching Effectiveness  Measure 2 = Course Quality

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