I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to serve as a teaching assistant for twelve laboratory sections in six courses and to be the instructor of record for Introductory Biostatistics (BIOL106, Spring 2015) during my time as a doctoral student at Clark University. I strive to engage students and develop critical thinking skills, regardless of course topic. I was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for 2013-2014 by Clark University, an accomplishment I take great pride in.
I learned the value of using appropriate pedagogical techniques through a Seminar in College Teaching, offered by Worcester State University, which greatly aided me in preparing my own course. As part of the course requirements, I completed a teaching portfolio, which is still online here. This portfolio provided the base for my Introductory Biostatistics (BIOL106) course, where students were introduced to biostatistics and the R statistical framework. The course was an enormous success, and I received an overall instructor rating on student evaluations of 4.5 out of 5 and numerous positive comments related to course structure, style, and utilization of real world examples.