Teaching

Working fluently in English and Spanish, I have diverse teaching experience in both classroom and field-based settings—from introducing students to critical theory in development studies and political ecology to leading environmental studies seminars on-foot and in-kayak to hosting workshops on water law reform for Andean farmers.

At the heart of my teaching is a commitment to cultivating understanding of the complex connections inherent to our contemporary world and of our personal contributions to far-reaching processes of socio-environmental change. I stress the value of an interdisciplinary approach to environmental problem-solving and foster engagement with issues of sustainability and equity in the classroom and through applied research and service learning.

 

Measuring canal discharge with Andean irrigators.  ©Adam French

Measuring canal discharge with Andean irrigators.  ©Adam French

Sharing the intricacies of composting toilet technology in the Ishinca Valley, Peru.  ©Ben Ditto

Sharing the intricacies of composting toilet technology in the Ishinca Valley, Peru.  ©Ben Ditto