I am a teacher by training and by heart. Prior to becoming a sociologist, I earned a Master of Arts in Teaching at Clark University and taught high school physics, math, and general science for four years.  Students, be warned: the geeky, excitable science nerd of that past life still lurks inside me. Even in my lecture courses, I always work hard to develop rigorous, student-centered, inquiry-based learning experiences that require you to apply and extend the ideas we interrogate, generate and evaluate your own explanations, and to collaborate with your peers in the classroom.

Current Teaching at OSU

Public Service and Civic Engagement (PUB AFRS 2120)
See a sample syllabus (by Dr. Jill Clark).

Markets and Mandates: The Political Economy of Regulation, Deregulation, and Reregulation (PUB AFRS 7535)
See a sample syllabus (by Dr. Doug Jones).

Privatization and Public Services (PUB AFRS 7534)
See a sample syllabus (by Dr. Doug Jones).

For anyone contemplating the more systematic study of public policy and public affairs at Ohio State,  it might be helpful to take a look at the full selection of the course offerings at the John Glenn College.  It might also be useful to explore how those courses fit into our undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Prior Teaching at UCLA

Environmental Sociology (SOCIOL M115/ENVIRON M133/SOCGEN M133)
A fast-paced upper-division elective designed to introduce students from the natural and social sciences to sociological approaches to understanding environmental problems.  See a sample syllabus (by me).

Integrative Approaches to Human Biology and Society (SOCGEN 005)
The intro course to UCLA’s Human Biology and Society major originally designed by Hannah Landecker and based in UCLA’s Insitute for Society and Genetics.  See a sample syllabus (by me).