I have a passion for the teaching of sociology, which has been developed and refined over the pass decade and a half as a sociology instructor. My personal system of belief about how sociology should be taught, experienced and practiced has evolved from many sources. These sources are my cultural heritage, the scientific nature of sociology, the nature of society today and my desire for engaging students in process of learning. My reflection on current research and scholarship of teaching and learning has affected my teaching.
Overall I would say that my teaching is particularly motivated by a quest for critical literacy for my students and me. The grand goal is a learning experience in sociology that has high theoretical and methodological standards but also has clear applied dimensions rooted in the real world. Another goal is an experience that addresses specific individual and local concerns but demonstrate as well the global and diverse dimensions of modern society. Finally a sociology that is as serious, meaningful and relevant as it is enjoyable and empowering.