"Work like a Captain, Play like a Pirate"

I care deeply about teaching and learning; my professional journey has informed and shaped the ways I explore, engage, and construct opportunities for meaningful learning experiences and faculty development. Students’ learning experiences are central to my work and I advocate for their voices to be included in the teaching and learning process.

Empowerment is central to my work with students and faculty.

Currently, I am the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation and teach “Part Play, Part Game: Gamers and Games” an Honors Freshmen Seminar at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. I bring over 14 years of higher education teaching and teacher/faculty development experience. I have taught a wide range of undergraduate and graduate level courses, conveying the breadth and range of my areas of expertise; social justice, game based learning, action research, critical pedagogy, epistemology, assessment, and technology integration. I am passionate about designing meaningful learning experiences for faculty and students alike that support adult development, content mastery, and pedagogical expertise.