Over the past decade, I have served in a number of teaching capacities at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work and Santa Clara University’s Casa de la Solidaridad.
I will be teaching Human Behavior and the Social Environment (HBSE) at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. HBSE is a foundation course in social work education that explores theories of individual development within the environmental context of families, groups, organizations, and communities. I have continued to profoundly enjoy teaching HBSE at The University of Texas at Austin.
In fall 2011, with the support of Prof. Paul Kline, I served as a co-instructor for Human Behavior and the Social Environment at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. This experience was garnered as part of the Boston College Doctoral Teaching Practicum which is designed to pair advanced doctoral students with seasoned university instructors. My responsibilities included the facilitation of classroom discussion, the elucidation of material from the assigned readings, and the review of student assignments.
In spring 2014, I was invited to give a guest lecture on conducting secondary data analysis with national data files for doctoral students enrolled in “Secondary Data Analysis” at The University of Texas at Austin. It is a joy to talk about research methods with doctoral students!
In spring 2013, I was invited to give a guest lecture on my research with Hispanic youth in the United States and El Salvador for Santa Clara University’s Casa de la Solidaridad. Since then, I have continued to give short lectures and engage in conversations with the “Casa Students” as part of their Praxis Seminar.
In spring 2012, I served twice as a guest lecturer for Cross-Cultural Issues in Social and Behavioral Research, a doctoral-level course in statistical measurement taught by Professor Thanh V. Tran. My responsibilities included providing a step-by-step statistical tutorial, attending to pertinent student questions, and compiling a technical handout for students.
I served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for three doctoral level research methods and statistics courses at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. These courses include:
- Intervention Research
- Statistical Analyses for Social and Behavioral Research
- Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling
Responsibilities for these courses included online course development, syllabus and assignment design, giving selected lectures, leading a weekly discussion section, and individual statistical instruction.
I served as a teaching assistant for the Praxis Seminar at Santa Clara University’s Casa de la Solidaridad semester abroad program in El Salvador, Central America. Responsibilities included facilitating course discussion and analysis of assigned readings, grading assignments, and meeting with students during assigned office hours.