I have been and remain committed to growing as an instructor. To improve my relations with my students I have participated in a number of learning communities, such as the Race, Privilege and Power faculty learning community. Also, I participated in the Performance Task Institute at Western Michigan University and have actively incorporated these alternative means of assessment in my own classes ever since. For several years, I have been called upon by my department for non-teaching tasks such as rewriting some course descriptions, creating assessment tools for courses taught by teaching assistants, and assisting in the development of new curricula for existing courses. Each semester I am invited by the Lee Honors College to participate as a judge in their Thesis Celebration Days.

Further evidence of the quality of content of my teaching can be found on the awards section of this page.