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Whether I am teaching advanced principles of nonfiction writing, critical theory, introductory composition, or the basics of Modern Greek, my courses integrate the principles of dialogic education and experiential learning to foster skills acquisition, critical thinking, and personal growth.


Skills of writing and reading develop together, and so every writing course I teach brings assigned readings into conversation with their historical context, with the students’ backgrounds and fields of knowledge, and with their curiosity about the world. Because experience has taught me that powerful writing and deep learning happen in communities, I work to help students in all my courses see the classroom as a communal space where we examine each other’s ideas seriously, and allow the conversation to lead us, together, toward joint discovery.

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