Statement on Teaching

“Various learning theories ground the practice of community engagement, and in particular, my approach to it as a teacher. The following statement demonstrates the theoretical framework that grounds my teaching and the critical pedagogists who influence my approach…” Read full Teaching Statement here!


Classes (Fall 2006 – present)

PTZ ONT 101 Critical Community Studies: Prison/Education (Inside-Out Prison Exchange course)

PTZ ONT 110 Healing Arts and Social Change (Inside-Out Prison Exchange course)

PTZ ONT 105 Research Methods for Community Change

PTZ ONT 170 Social Change Partnerships

PTZ ONT 170 Advanced Research Practicum (co-taught with Susan Phillips)

PTZ ONT 108 Individual and Social Wellbeing in Local and Global Communities (co-taught with Brian Carlisle)

PTZ ONT 106 Applied Methods in Qualitative Research

PTZ ONT 104 Social Change Practicum

PTZ ONT 110 Healing Ourselves and Healing Our Communities

PTZ SOC 78 Indigenous Peoples of the Americas: Identity, Resistance and Decolonization  (co-taught with Erich Steinman)

CGU ED573 Prison Education: Community-based Education and Social Change

Breaking out of the mold of the traditional classroom, the “Healing Ourselves, Healing Our Communities” course is held in the Grove house.