In my current position as Executive Director of the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute, I unfortunately am not active in teaching. This page documents my prior (and hopefully future) teaching.
My teaching falls mainly in two categories:
(1) Undergraduate coursework in sustainability, in particular Penn State Geography 30, Geographic Perspectives on Sustainability and Human-Environment Systems. I taught the course on campus during summer 2009 and fall 2009 and online during fall 2010 and spring 2011. I also lead the development of the online version of the course.
(2) Science and engineering education outreach, mostly at urban high schools. I have taught students in Pittsburgh, Rochester, NY, Boston, and New York City. As part of this work, I developed some educational activities that are available for free download:
* Nuclear Debates, for AP Physics B
* Physics Feud, for AP Physics B
* Physics Jeopardy, for AP Physics B
Some further detail on my education outreach experience:
I had three separate experiences in Boston Public Schools as a Fellow in the National Science Foundation/Northeastern University GK12 Program. For more info on the GK12 program, see the NU and NSF GK12 pages. See also my NU and NSF GK12 profiles.
* During the 2006-2007 school year, I worked with Stephen Fernandez's AP Physics class and Myriam Hibbard's 12th grade Marine Biology class at the John D. O'Bryant School of Math & Science.
* During the spring 2006 semester, I worked with Grady McClinton's freshman Active Physics class at Health Careers Academy.
* During the 2004-2005 school year, I worked with Paul Muller's physics and biology classes at English High School.
During summer 2005, I served as a Principal Investigator (Research Advisor) in Northeastern's Young Scholars Program, leading a pair of high school students in a computational electromagnetics project related to my Masters research.
During spring 2004, I worked as a substitute teacher in Boston Public Schools.
During the 2003-2004 school year and summer 2004, I worked as a teaching assistant at Northeastern. I ran labs in circuits and microwaves, designed and taught a "course within a course" on MatLab, and assisted a course in electromagnetics.
During summer 2002, I helped organize an engineering prep program with the University of Rochester School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Baden Street Settlement.
Created 15 Jun 2007 * Updated 20 Jun 2016