When asked to describe my teaching philosophy, I say it’s my job to help students figure out how to pose a question they aren’t sure how to answer, then help them develop capacities to work toward answers. This gets at the layers of complexity necessary for effective writing and communication.
Three student outcomes shape my teaching:
- Students develop questions that respond to problems set in their communities or fields of study.
- Students develop a rhetorically aware theory of invention though project based writing and collaboration.
- Students learn to articulate work through planning, documentation and iterative design.
My research in community, technology, and digital infrastructures, as well as my orientations to participatory public rhetorics that build communities and improve material conditions help students to determine stakes, and consider ethical, material, inclusive responses to problems.
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