What good is learning if it cannot be applied? My teaching philosophy is to enable students to use learned skills from the classroom, in the real world. With my experience as both an elementary and collegiate educator, I've learned that although students may gain new knowledge in school, they aren't necessarily retaining information or see it as valuable on a day-to-day basis. My goal in the classroom is to not only make learning fun, accessible and interesting but to also make it real, rational and easily applicable to life. Each student should walk away with confidence in their craft, a new skill that benefits their life and feeling fulfilled with their education and its my job to ensure that!
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Book Chapter, (Publishing Fall 2021) COVID AND CUOMO: A case study on Governor Cuomo’s use of Twitter during COVID-19, using the CERC model of effective health communication strategies.
Panel, (International Communication Association; Spring 2021) PROTESTING POLICE KILLING: WHAT PARTICIPANTS EXPERIENCED: A qualitative analysis on actual participant experience during the summer 2020 BLM protests.
Panel, (Eastern Communication Association; Spring 2021) FUTURE PROFESSORS ENGAGING GEN Z IN THE BASIC COURSE ONLINE TEACHING DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK: Pedagogical practices to engage Gen Z in critical thinking in the age of COVID and societal unrest.
Panel, (National Communication Conference; Fall 2020) MYTHS ABOUT BLACK IMMUNITY: A critical analysis of the historical implications of myths surrounding Black immunity; examining the rhetoric during Yellow Fever and COVID-19.
Panel, (National Communication Conference; Fall 2020) SLACKTIVISM AND GROUPTHINK: Quantitative study on how groupthink is a catalyst for slacktivism, looking at the intersection of fandoms and cancel culture surrounding beauty YouTuber Jeffree Star.