At Harvard, I have taught a wide variety of courses in English and General Education, including Expository Writing, Harvard's freshman composition program, and two years in our multidisciplinary introduction to the humanities, Essential Works. I have led discussion for large lecture courses and run small tutorials for honors students. My primary pedagogical interest is expanding my students' understanding of, and enthusiasm for, drama, from freshmen with no background in theater to advanced students whose English literature education has not included performance and plays. The beginning of Harvard's new concentration in Theater, Dance, and Media in 2015-2016 has been central and formative to my teaching. I have received Harvard's graduate teaching award, the Derek Bok Certificate of Excellence and Distinction in Teaching, in every semester I have taught. Click here to view sample student evaluations.
At Harvard University
Political Theater and the Structure of Drama Spring 2017
Carceral Drama Spring 2017
The Book Was Better: Film, Theater, and the Novel Spring 2016 As Instructor. Led Harvard College honors English concentrators through their first major research assignment in preparation for their senior theses. This course, a syllabus of my own design, focused on theory of adaptation in contemporary film and theater, focusing specifically on works adapted from English and American novels.
Expository Writing, Essential Works: Homer to Descartes Fall 2015 Led fifteen students in freshman composition, and taught workshops on the history of the English language and Aristotle's Poetics.
Shakespeare's Early Plays Spring 2015 Teaching Fellow for Professor Marjorie Garber. Led two discussion sections of this lecture-based course.
The Humanities Colloquium Fall 2014 Introduction to the humanities from the Odyssey to Ulysses. Teaching fellow to Profs. Louis Menand and Amanda Claybaugh. Led a weekly reading group for Ulysses, led a drama practicum (acting/directing) for Hamlet and Oedipus Rex.
At the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Modern Drama from Ibsen to Beckett Spring 2012 Co-instructor with Prof. Diane Leonard. Contributed to lectures on Ibsen, Stanislavski, Chekhov, Beckett, Ionesco, Grotowski, Brook, Fugard. Led weekly discussion and designed assignments on the practice of theater (production history, acting, directing, dramaturgy, design).