Teaching philosophy

My teaching philosophy is reflective of my overall commitment to inspire students' intellectual, social, and professional growth beyond the classroom. While at the University of Michigan, I have had the opportunity to practice this pedagogical approach in several courses: Political Psychology (one term), Psychology of Human Sexuality (one term), and Perspectives in Women’s Health (four terms). My primary goal is to invite students into a lifelong relationship with participatory learning by providing opportunities to make connections between course content and the world around them. I implement this approach in the classroom by encouraging students to engage with the course material in active and meaningful ways, to develop their capacity as critical thinkers, and to explore their identities in the learning process. 

Jen was prepared and enthusiastic to teach the course, bringing her own insight and interdisciplinary knowledge to discussion.
— Student Evaluation