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The most important things to me as a teacher are to always be prepared; only teach what I’m in love with; inspire students to pursue their passions; practice intellectual humility and mutual respect; and challenge my students to the best of my ability. I want my students to develop an intellectual curiosity about both the subjects studied in our class, and the world around them. I believe it’s my responsibility to encourage students to find their voice, to self – reflexively examine their beliefs in intellectually productive ways, and to leave the classroom with a better understanding of the complexity of the world in which they live. I generally do not lecture to students; I prefer students to actively participate more than I may speak in class. Thus, I try to unsettle years of uncontested, indoctrinated knowledge, by relying upon a modified Socratic method as a dialectical mode of inquiry. But I also to force my students to reevaluate their own perceptions and sense of what constitutes authoritative truths. In classes where students leave confused or discomforted, they are also constantly thinking about the course. Classroom participation is typically a highly-weighted component and serves as a proving ground for student-centered debate. I try to provide students with a challenging environment that offers support and encouragement as their knowledge and competence grows.
His first book, “There’s No Place Like HBO? Race, Sexuality and Luxury American Entertainment”, is currently under peer review with The University of Texas Austin Press in its Film, Media, and Popular Culture series and his second book, tentatively entitled “Trans Lives on the Small Screen: The Racial Politics and Political Economics of (in)Visibility” is currently under review with Wayne State University Press. His research can be found in publications like The Journal of Men’s Studies; Studies in Contemporary Culture; The Journal of Prisoners on Prisons; The Journal of New Media & Culture; Studies in Humanities, and Radical Teacher, to name a few. His published book chapters can be found in edited collections by ABC-Clio, Praeger, Palgrave Macmillan, Information Age Press, McFarland and Cambridge Scholars Press, among others.
2018: Teaching While Ugly: A Story of Racial Pulchritude, Privilege, and Pedagogy, Palgrave Macmillan
: Desert Pedagogy, Privilege and Power at Deep Springs College, Radical Teacher
: Queer Incrementalism and Same Sex Desire on ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’, Television & New Media
: Committee Member - Liberal Studies Steering Committee
: Committee Member - Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Steering Committee
: Committee Member - Adult Student Learner Planning Committee
: Committee Member - Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Reading Group
: Prepare/Grade Certification Exams - Hispanic Scholarship Fund
: Editorial Review Board Member - Queer Media Studies and Popular Culture
: Officer, Vice President - Popular Culture Association
: Editorial Review Board Member - Journal of Popular Culture
: Officer, Other Officer - Gamma Iota Omicron
: Member - Kanwa Tho Lodge #636
: Member - Three Harbors Council, Boy Scouts of America
2023: Board Member - Civil Service Commission
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