- PhD in American Studies at University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 2007
- MA in American Studies at University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 2001
- BA in English/American Studies at University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1997
Why I Teach
University students are full of energy, enthusiasm and a quest for knowledge. This fuels my own desire to learn. My interactions with students keep me young and engaged with the world. I love sharing my passion for social justice and stoking the fires for equality already burning inside my students.
I try to create an open and safe learning environment where students develop their own questions about social issues and drive our classroom discussions. As we explore controversial topics, all viewpoints are respected. Whenever possible, I encourage my students to take their knowledge out into their communities through civic engagement as scholars and citizens.