Teaching and mentoring

My teaching interests and experience are diverse, ranging from introducing students to the basics of writing and development theory in the classroom to illustrating qualitative research methods and wilderness-travel skills in the backcountry. I have developed and taught varied university courses and served as a lead naturalist and logistician for off-campus seminars. In applied contexts, I have mentored and supervised students and research assistants in field-based data collection, facilitated "serious" games for NGO staff, and hosted workshops for Andean farmers on topics as diverse as hydrology, water law, and composting toilets. At the heart of my teaching is a commitment to fostering engagement with issues of sustainability and justice, by cultivating understanding of the complex connections inherent to our world and of our roles in far-reaching processes of global change.

 

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