Teaching

Teaching is an important component of my job, and one that I enjoy immensely. (My Statement of Teaching Philosophy gives more background on my approach to teaching.) As an assistant professor at UT-Austin and as a teaching assistant at UW-Madison, I have more than a decade of teaching experience at both the graduate and undergraduate level, ranging from large 340+ student lectures to small graduate-level seminars. I have taught a variety of theoretical and practical classes, including consumer behavior, advertising history, research methods and campaigns. I have successfully proposed and designed three new classes at UT, including an innovative graduate-level seminar on environmental marketing and sustainable consumption and an upper-level undergraduate class on communicating sustainability. As a teacher, I have made a point of bringing new technology into the classroom and have experience teaching web-based and hybrid online-offline classes. As testimony to my effective teaching, I consistently receive positive feedback and high course evaluations that score above department and college averages. Since joining the UT faculty, I have twice been named a finalist for a university-wide teaching award recognizing excellence in undergraduate teaching, an award that historically goes to full or associate professors. This year, I have been named a finalist for the college teaching award with the winner to be named in late fall 2015.