Bachelor of Arts in Geography, Kansas State University (2001)
Master of Education, Temple University (2004)
Master of Arts in Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University (2010)
2004-2007: Teacher, Mastery Charter High School (American History; English 10)
2006: Adjunct Instructor, Delaware County Community College (Composition II)
2007-present: Teacher, Haverford High School (World Cultures)
2010-present: Adjunct Instructor, Temple University (Curriculum, Instruction & Tech. in Education; Geography & Urban Studies)
Fall 2012 Teaching Schedule (times listed reflect a regular bell schedule):
Block 1: 7.30-8.55am, Advanced Placement World History - Room 331
Homeroom: 9.00-9.16am - Room 331
- Block 2: 9.21-10.46am, American Government (2) - Room 331
Block 3: 10.51am-12.16pm, Advanced Placement World History - Room 331 (Lunch 3 follows: 12.21-12.51pm)
Block 4: 12.56-2.22pm, Preparation Period - no class at this time
About the Teacher:
I welcome you to A.P. World History, and Level 2 American Government. My background, academically, is in geography, education, and urban studies. Thus, my personal research interests center not only around the global issues we will examine in this course, but around urban places and how they change over time. In particular, Philadelphia's history and many various issues are of interest to me.
I am very involved in community organizations in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia, where I live. Before living in Overbrook, I made my home at the Jersey shore, where I was born, and in very different places such as Kansas City, where I also lived for many years. Evenings I also teach undergraduate courses at Temple University in the College of Education and the Geography and Urban Studies department. This term I am teaching "Development and Globalization" at Temple's Ambler Campus.
I have begun working toward a Ph.D. in urban studies, and I would love to eventually find a way to bring urban studies and geography into Haverford's curriculum.
I encourage you to think about how the issues in the world's cities are linked to the global issues affecting us today. As we look at the regions of the non-Western world on which this course focuses, think about where people are moving in the developing world: cities. Just as we become a globalized society of humans, we are increasingly urbanized. So to understand cities is to understand more about the world.
This course is charged with covering an enormous amount of information about our changing world. We'll do our best to examine all of this critically, thoroughly, and with insight, even when time is running out. I am happy to assist you in any way, and look forward to working with you this semester.