Teaching

Teaching Approach

I am proud to be a strong, enthusiastic and engaging teacher. I continue to refine my approach to teaching graduate level courses, and to mentoring individual students through independent studies and doctoral advising. I see teaching as a unique opportunity to help shape the thinking and practice of the next generation. To be successful, I strive to make the course materials, both content and delivery, more relevant to the everyday experience of the students. I use multiple strategies (lectures, small group discussions, games and exercises, video presentations and assigned readings) to engage students and help them gain deeper understanding of the subject matter, of themselves as information professionals, and as critical members of society.

Through independent studies, and research and teaching practica, I seek ways to involve graduate students in my research and publications. I have numerous publications in process, submitted, and published that are co-authored with graduate students, and sometimes with undergraduates. I continue to develop mentorship relations with my students, and I am happy to see their progress as they thrive academically in school, and professionally after graduation. I work very closely with my doctoral students, constantly monitoring their progress through the milestones of the program and guiding them in their path to become engaged scholars in information science.

Teaching Awards

  • Nomination: Distinguished Teacher Award, UW. (2018).
  • Nomination: Distinguished Mentor Award, UW. (2017).
  • PROF Award, iSchool. (2016).
  • Nomination: Distinguished Teacher Award, UW. (2015).
  • Nomination: Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, UW. (2013).
  • PROF Award, iSchool. (2012).

CLASSES

YearQuarterCourse
2019FallLIS 570: Research Methods, Assessment and Design
2019FallLIS 553: Information and Social Justice
2019SummerINFO 350: Information Ethics and Policy
2019SpringLIS 598: Information and Social Justice
2019SpringINSC 572: Qualitative Research Methods in Information Science
2018SummerINFO 450: Information Ethics and Policy
2018SpringLIS 598: Information and Social Justice
2018SpringINSC 572: Qualitative Research Methods in Information Science
2018FallLIS 598: Information and Migration
2018FallLIS 570 Research Assessment and Design
2017WinterINFX 508: Reading Seminar on Sanctuary and Migration
2017SpringINSC 572: Qualitative Research Methods in Information Science
2017SpringINFX 598: Technology and Social Change
2017FallLIS 570 Research Assessment and Design (sections 1 & 2)
2016FallLIS 570 Research Assessment and Design (sections 1 & 2)
2015FallLIS 570 Research Assessment and Design (sections 1 & 2)
2015FallLIS 500- The Life Cycle of Information
2014FallLIS 500- The Life Cycle of Information
2014Fall LIS 570 Research Assessment and Design (sections 1 & 2)
2013WinterIMT 550 Policy & Ethics: Information in Social Context (sections 1 & 2)
2013FallLIS 500- The Life Cycle of Information
2013FallLIS 570 Research Assessment and Design (sections 1 & 2)
2012WinterIMT 550 Policy & Ethics: Information in Social Context (sections day & executive)
2012SpringLIS 570 Research Assessment and Design (sections 1 & 2)
2012FallLIS 570 Research Assessment and Design (sections 1 & 2)
2012FallLIS 500 - The Life Cycle of Information
2011SpringLIS 570 Research Methods (sections 1 & 2)
2011Spring INSC 598 Special Topics: Information Technology in International Development
2010WinterLIS 570 Research Methods
2009WinterLIS 570 Research Methods
2009FallLIS 570 Research Methods
2008FallLIS 570 Research Methods
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