Teaching

Since joining Penn State as an Assistant Research Professor, I have developed and taught a 300-level undergraduate course on Human-centered Design. You can download a draft version of the syllabus here. In addition, I am currently developing a 100-level course that I will (hopefully) teach in the spring 2019. This new course is called Foundations of Human-Centered Informatics.

I’ve received consistently positive feedback from students who share the classroom with me. Here is a sample of student comments from my most recent student ratings of teaching effectiveness. These remarks were made during an end-of-semester survey (conducted by my department — not me) about my 300-level course:

S1. “This course was AMAZING! I felt like the professor actually cared about what he was teaching, and taught in such a way that the students were challenged, and faced situations that they would face in the real world with a real job. I think this class was extremely beneficial to my learning here at PSU.”

S2. “The class discussions were incredibly helpful and I learned a lot from them.”

S3. “I really appreciated how different this class was.”

S4. “The professor helped relate material to real world situations and had a very friendly personality.”

S5. “Our design projects helped a lot. Also, the feedback given by the instructor was always clear and helped further my understanding of this course’s fundamentals.”

S6. “This was an awesome class!”