Teaching Experience

Instructor of Record

  • Communication and Technology (2018) – Rutgers University – New Brunswick

Course Description: The proliferation of information communication technologies (ICTs) has connected people at an unprecedented level. This course introduces theories for analyzing and understanding how individuals, groups, and organizations are connected via ICTs. In particular, this course focuses on the use of a range of ICTs in interpersonal, group, and societal contexts. Students will read classic and cutting-edge academic journal articles, research reports, book chapters, and news articles about these topics and discuss their implications.

  • Virtual Team Dynamics (2017) – Rutgers University – New Brunswick

Course Description: Students learn to navigate workplace situations where professional success requires careful understanding and well developed communication skills. Emphasis is placed on how to build and apply these competencies to online environments and virtual interaction. The course focuses on online communication settings where interpersonal and group dynamics, knowledge and information dissemination, negotiation, and conflict resolution are vital.

  • Serious Games (2016-2017) – Rutgers University – New Brunswick

Course Description: This course focuses on the design and implementation of Serious Games. Game design requires creativity, organization, and managerial skills as well as insight into how the human mind works when immersed in the world of play. Theories of design are merged with practical applications to allow students to conceive of, prototype, and develop a serious game.

  • Public Speaking (2013-2014) – Rutgers University – New Brunswick

Course Description: This course is designed to develop student’s competency in oral communication, an understanding and appreciation of the dynamic nature of the communication process, and the theoretical and practical requirements of different types of public presentations. The course will include instruction in speech-related topics including basic research, message composition, speech preparation, audience analysis, vocal delivery, listening, non-verbal communication, speech criticism, and the processes of communication. The course also prepares students for participation in a variety of contemporary settings of cultural and social significance.

  • Rhetoric and Composition I (2011-2012) – The University of Texas at Arlington

Course Description: This course is an introduction to college writing. It emphasizes recursive writing processes, rhetorical analysis, synthesis of sources, and argument. Students read a wide variety of texts, practice recursive writing processes, and participate in university discourses. Students will complete both informal writing assignments and formal essay projects that draw upon outside sources as well as their own experiences.

  • Rhetoric and Composition II (2011-2012) – The University of Texas at Arlington

Course Description: This is a course that builds on the skills learned in English 1301 by providing a more extensive introduction to rhetorical and argument theories. Students learn to identify a controversial issue independently, research that issue by navigating library databases, compile a bibliography of relevant sources, map the conversation surrounding the issue, and advocate their own position by developing claims supported by good reasons and evidence.  Students continue to practice recursive reading and writing processes and develop a more sophisticated awareness of context and audience.