Teaching

 
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Learning can be uncomfortable...but it doesn't have to be!

What Does Education Mean to Me?

Whether you're a novice or an expert, the process of learning something new can be...uncomfortable, especially when we make mistakes. As an educator, I strive to foster a positive learning environment by teaching with empathy and enthusiasm and encouraging my students to embrace growth mindsets and the "growing pains".

Years of Teaching Experience

From Teaching Assistant up to Course Director

Extensive Content Expertise

Gross Anatomy, Embryology, Histology, Neuroanatomy, and Related Areas

Diverse Pedagogical Skillset

Lecture, Lab, Active Learning (TBL/CBL), Distance Learning (synchronous and asynchronous), and more!

Student-Oriented Instruction

Learning Experiences Tailored to Specific Student Populations, from K-12 to Health Professionals

 

Teaching Experiences

Associate Instructor

Indiana University School of Medicine

  • Basic Histology - Lab and Lecture (~50 graduate students)

  • Neuroanatomy: Contemporary and Translational - Lab and Lecture (~50 graduate students)

  • Neuroscience and Behavior - Lab and TBLs (~180 medical students)

  • Endocrine, Reproductive, Musculoskeletal and Dermatologic - TBLs (~180 medical students)

  • Human Structure - Lab and Lecture (~180 medical students)

  • Gross Anatomy for Healthcare Professionals - Lab, Lecture, and TBLs (~130 physical therapy, physician assistant, and occupational therapy students)

  • Human Gross Anatomy - Lab and Lecture (~50 graduate students)

Adjunct Instructor

  • Applied Human Anatomy - Lecture (~40 undergraduate students)

Regis University

Graduate Teaching Assistant/Tutor

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

  • Clinical Anatomy I - Lab and Lecture (~150 physical therapy and physician assistant students)

  • Human Gross Anatomy - Lab and Lecture (~50 graduate students)

  • Human Body Block - Lab, Lecture, and Ultrasound (~150 medical students)

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

  • Human Gross Anatomy - Lab and Lecture (~450 undergraduate students)

University of California, Davis

Instructor

Miscellaneous Professional Workshops and Trainings

  • IU Supplemental Gross Anatomy Lab for COVID-19 - Lab (~30 physical therapy, physician assistant, and occupational therapy students per session, 15 sessions)

  • International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA) Qualitative Research Workshop - Virtual Workshop (~50 participants)

  • UCHealth Dept. of Anesthesiology Cadaver Review Session - Lab (~2-7 anesthesiology residents per monthly session, 12 months)

Volunteer Instructor

Miscellaneous Public Outreach Events

  • Anatomy Nights

  • IU Center for Anatomy and Physiology Education (CAPE) Lab Tours

  • Oregon 18th Annual Health Professions Consortium

  • Boulder, CO Community Brain Expo Day

  • WeLL-COMe

  • University of Colorado Brain Awareness Week

  • Colorado Area Health Education Center (CO-AHEC) Obesity Outreach Project

  • Camp Neuro