Consultant | Researcher | Designer | Facilitator | Moderator | Instructor | Trained Sociologist
Postdoctoral researcher in The Office for Teaching & Learning at Wayne State University.
Consultant, researcher, designer, facilitator & moderator, instructor, and trained sociologist.
As the post-doc fellow at Wayne State University’s Teaching Center, I am lucky to be able to combine the best of three worlds: I support faculty throughout their teaching journeys, conduct research, and teach.
As a consultant, I support faculty in everything that will them a more confident instructor. No matter if instructors want support regarding holistic course design, want to make their syllabus more inclusive, are eager to overhaul assignments and make them more transparent, or need Canvas or other tech support – my goal is to find a solution that matches their teaching needs.
My background is in sociology, and that shows in my research interests. My current projects focus on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted faculty’s professional identity around teaching, as well as what we can learn from mid-semester feedback students share with their instructors.
I also work with early-career instructors, such as graduate student instructors or post-docs, who are putting together their teaching portfolio. I offer support for example in creating an authentic teaching philosophy.
Behind the curtains, I design training sessions, such as webinars and workshops that bring evidence-based teaching methods to campus.
Since a lot of people have asked me about the artwork featured on my site, let me give you a little background.
My grandfather, Heinrich Stoeckle (one of my earliest and biggest role models), created this piece in 1969 (yes, waaaay before computers existed) and it is one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!