Teaching Philosophy

The principal goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done; men and women who are creative, inventive and discoverers, who can be critical and verify, and not accept, everything they are offered.

-Jean Piaget (1896-1980)

The goal of education is not just to produce students who know course content; it is to produce students who understand the content and have the creativity, confidence, and ambition to venture beyond what is known to develop new interpretations of and discoveries about their worlds.

Teaching Experiences

KINE 518: Thesis Proposal Writing

Institution: Cal Poly University

Term: Spring 2015

Class Size: 4 graduate students

Course Syllabus forthcoming

KINE 461: Senior Project Report

Institution: Cal Poly University

Term: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

Class Size: 6 undergraduate students

Course Syllabus forthcoming

KINE 453: Lifestyle Prescriptions for Wellness

Institution: Cal Poly University

Term: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Spring 2015

Class Size: 40 undergraduate students

Course Syllabus forthcoming

NFS 525: Nutritional Assessment Through the Life Cycle

Institution: Drexel University

Term: Winter 2013, Winter 2014

Class Size: 30 graduate students

Course Syllabus forthcoming

NFS 215: Nutritional Chemistry

Institution: Drexel University

Term: Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Winter 2013, Winter 2014

Class Size: 10-20 undergraduate students

Course Syllabus forthcoming

NFS 217: Nutrient Quality and Composition

Institution: Drexel University

Term: Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Winter 2013, Winter 2014

Class Size: 8-20 undergraduate students

Course Syllabus forthcoming

NFS 100/101: Introduction to Nutrition and Food

Institution: Drexel University

Term: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

Class Size: 75-80 undergraduate students

Course Syllabus forthcoming

PH 1104: Nutrition and Health

Institution: Temple University

Role: Adjunct Lecturer

Semester: Spring 2010; Fall 2010

Class Size: 43 undergraduate students (Spring 2010); 60 undergraduate students (Fall 2010)

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HDFS 129: Introduction to Human Development & Family Studies

Institution: The Pennsylvania State University at Abington

Role: Adjunct Lecturer

Semester: Summer 2010

Class Size: 11 undergraduate and professional students

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HDFS 229: Infant and Child Development

Institution: The Pennsylvania State University

Role: Co-Instructor

Semester: Summer 2007

Class Size: 28 undergraduate students

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HDFS 312W: Introduction to Empirical Inquiry

Institution: The Pennsylvania State University

Role: Co-Instructor

Semester: Summer 2006

Class Size: 15 undergraduate students

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