Summer 2014
Department of Public Administration and International Affairs
PPA 753 – Executive Leadership, Professors Catherine Bertini and Robert Murrett
This is a required seminar for all MPA majors and geared towards cultivating students’ own leadership style, transitioning from “student” to “professional”. Topics covered include interest-based negotiation as leadership, work and conflict self-assessment, negotiation in groups, managerial mediation as leadership, working with the media, ethical leadership, persuasion and advocacy as leadership, collaborative problem solving as leadership, negotiating in networks, entrepreneurship and creativity as leadership, and leadership styles and assessments.
Responsibilities:
Facilitated multiple breakout discussion groups for Diversity Workshops; assisted in teaching leadership effectiveness techniques; attended class sessions and assisted with classroom activities and students’ questions; graded students’ Self-evaluations and Final Papers

Spring 2013
Sociology Department
SOC 334 – Criminal Justice, Professor Gretchen Purser
This SOC elective dealt with the organization of the criminal justice system in the United States and relations between its parts. Topics covered included ideal versus actual roles of police, courts, and corrections in maintaining social control.
Responsibilities:
Graded written assignments; proctored and graded Midterm Exams and Final Exams; provided feedback to the professor in regard to students’ performance and participation; attended class sessions and assisted with classroom activities and students’ questions; held regular office hours and provided personal tutoring to students; maintained email communication with students; maintained gradebook and generated calculations in Excel

Spring 2013
SOC 406 – Sociological Theory, Professor Gretchen Purser
This upper level course is a requirement for Sociology majors and introduced students to both classical and contemporary theories in sociology, with the relevance of theory to research and analysis of social issues emphasized throughout.
Responsibilities:
Graded written assignments; proctored and graded Midterm Exams and Final Exams; provided feedback to the professor in regard to students’ performance and participation; attended class sessions and assisted with classroom activities and students’ questions; held regular office hours and provided personal tutoring to students, particularly with their reading comprehension and writing skills; maintained email communication with students; maintained grade book and generated calculations in Excel

Fall 2012
Sociology Department
SOC 300 – Urban Poverty, Professor Gretchen Purser
This SOC elective covered the structures, causes, and consequences of socio-economic inequalities in modern U.S. society. Topics included poverty and wealth, social mobility, and the persistence of inequality, with comparison and assessment of theories of social stratification emphasized throughout the course.
Responsibilities:
Graded written assignments; proctored and graded Midterm Exams and Final Exams; provided feedback to the professor in regard to students’ performance; attended class sessions and assisted with classroom activities as needed; organized and maintained students’ elective volunteer opportunities; held regular office hours and provided personal tutoring to students, particularly with their reading comprehension and writing skills; maintained email communication with students; maintained gradebook and generated calculations in Excel

Spring 2012
Sociology Department
SOC/WGS 248 – Ethnic Inequality and Intergroup Relations, Professor Cecilia Green
This course fulfills requirements for both Women and Gender Studies and Sociology majors. The course focused on the identification of individuals and groups by self and others as members of ethnic categories and the consequences of ethnic identifications for individual, group, and societal interaction. Topics included ethnic inequalities, group interactions, social movements and change, racism, prejudice, and discrimination.
Responsibilities:
Assisted the professor with developing in-class group exercises; evaluated students’ weekly Reading Journals; graded student’ Mini-project Papers; proctored and graded Mid-term Exams; proctored and graded Final Exams; attended class sessions and assisted with facilitation of lectures and class discussions; maintained email communication with students; held regular office hours and provided personal tutoring to students, particularly with their reading comprehension and writing skills; maintained gradebook and generated calculations in Excel; recorded students’ final presentations with digital video equipment and graded their performances

Fall 2011
Sociology Department
SOC/WGS 433 – Race, Class, and Gender, Professor Cecilia Green
This course fulfills requirements for both Women and Gender Studies and Sociology majors and dealt with the intersection of oppression and privilege via socially constructed categories of “race”, “class”, and “gender”. Course topics included racism, sexism, institutional authority, and multiculturalism.
Responsibilities:
Weekly graded students’ Critical Reflection Journal entries; grading of students’ 5-page Response Papers, graded students’ Final Essays; evaluated students’ Classroom Participation; attended class sessions and assisted with facilitation of lectures and class discussions; maintained email communication with students; held regular office hours and provided personal tutoring to students, particularly with their reading comprehension and writing skills; maintained grade book and generated grade calculations in Excel; facilitated class during professor’s emergency absence

Fall 2010 & Spring 2011
Sociology Department
SOC 102 – Social Problems, Professor Arthur Paris
This course is both an entry-level requirement for Sociology majors and a popular elective for many Liberal Arts disciplines. Course content focused on the application of sociological theory and methods to identify, describe, and analyze a wide variety of contemporary social problems, as well as critique and analyze strategies for social change.
Responsibilities:
Helped form syllabi content, selecting articles for a new Course Reader; assisted in class lectures; independently lectured; facilitated all discussion sections; helped generate Reaction Paper questions and graded the majority of these student papers; graded students’ Critical Essay assignments; assisted the professor in evaluating students’ in-class participation; maintained the Blackboard online system for this course; created several PowerPoint slideshows for lectures and discussion sections; wrote Assignment Guidelines for assignments, maintained email communication and messaged the class weekly with information; maintained gradebook and generated grade calculations in Excel; held regular office hours and provided personal guidance to students; met with the professor regularly in office to discuss the progression of the course; facilitated a class session on teaching students how to utilize the library and online databases for researching their final projects