Associate Teaching Professor
Office: Salem Hall, 209
Phone: (336) 758-4727
B.S., 2005, University of Virginia
Ph.D., 2010, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University
My current focus is on the ways in which the highly interactive atmosphere of our laboratory courses can be utilized to advance student education. In our upper-level courses, my focus is on ensuring our graduates can communicate scientific concepts clearly to their intended audience, a critical skill for example in applying to graduate programs. In our introductory courses, I am looking for ways to ensure that students move beyond following a set procedure to instead gain experience with making decisions in the lab: generating their own equations and choosing their own experimental steps.