Teaching

Philosophy

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” John Muir

I believe that learning is a lifelong endeavor and that the desire to learn is ultimately fueled by a desire to understand the things we experience in our lives. For these reasons, I think that it is extremely important to practice interdisciplinary thought and inspire curiosity to demonstrate that learning is not bounded by classroom walls. At the core, I believe these goals can be accomplished by appealing to students’ senses of autonomy, mastery, and purpose1.

I continue to explore and refine my teaching philosophy through past and present experience as a teaching assistant, guest speaker, and student advisor. I look forward to the opportunity to gain a global perspective on higher education through Virginia Tech’s 2020 Global Perspectives Program. Coming up, I will be teaching a new special studies course at VT, Wearable Bioinstrumentation!

1Daniel Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth about what Motivates Us

Experience

Teaching Assistant

Introduction to MATLAB @ UVA – Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

Guest Speaker

  • Wearable Technologies for Psychophysiological Monitoring for Biomedical Devices @ VT – October 2, 2019 and September 17, 2020
  • Psychophysiological Monitoring of Aerospace Crew State for Physician Thought Leader Community @ VT – September 17, 2020
  • Wearables for Psychophysiological Monitoring for Needs identification in Healthcare @ VT – April 14, 2020
  • NASA + BME @ CNU – April 2, 2020
  • NASA + BME for BME Innovations @ Vanderbilt – March 17, 2020
  • Wearable Health Devices & Non-Invasive Biosignals for Introduction to Biomedical Engineering @ VT – February 7, 2019

Technical Content Advisor

VT Biological Systems Engineering Comprehensive Design Project @ VT – 2019 and 2020, electronic Clinical Opiate Withdrawl Scale (eCOWS)