INVITED PresentationS & Workshops

"Religion, the First Amendment, and Public Education"
Professional Development Workshop, Houston Independent School District

January 2018

"Do Student Evaluations of Teaching Really Get an 'F'? A Summary of the Research Literature"
Lafayette College

February 2017

"Demystifying the Teaching Philosophy"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting

November 2016

"Helping Students Make Connections"
Fall Faculty Conference, Southwestern University

August 2016

"Marketing Your Teaching to Land a Job"
Department of Religion, Florida State University

September 2015

Panelist, "Life After the PhD: Life on the Tenure-Track at an Urban Liberal Arts College"
Department of Religion Graduate Symposium, Florida State University

February 2011


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS & Workshops

"Sanctuaries of Nonrepression: Freedom, Safety, and Religious Disagreement on Campus"
American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting

November 2015

"Leveraging Twitter for Pedagogical Enhancement, Professional Development, and Center Visibility"
(with Josh Eyler and Robin Paige)
Professional and Organizational Development Network Annual Meeting

November 2014

"Concept Development Studies: Active Learning and Constructivism in Chemistry Education at Rice"
(with Lesa Tran, Josh Eyler, Margaret Beier, and John Hutchinson)
AAU STEM Education Initiative Annual Meeting

September 2014

"Beyond Expression: Helping First-Year Students Understand the Nature and Function of Academic Writing"
Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication

January 2014

"Ethics as a Liberal Art: Applying the Principle of Toleration to the Ethics Classroom"
American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting

November 2013

"From General Education to Major Capstone: Teaching Comparative Religious Ethics"
Joint Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, Society for Jewish Ethics, and the Society for the Study of Muslim Ethics

January 2012


CAMPUS PRESENTATIONS & Workshops

Campus-wide Presentations & Workshops

 

"The Elephant in the Classroom: Motivation and Learning in the Context of Grades"
Rice University

October 2017

 

"Course Design Fundamentals: Developing Learning Goals"
Rice University

October 2017

 

"How Much Should We Assign? What the Research Can (and Can't) Tell Us"
Rice University

March 2017

 

"Checking-In: Collecting, Interpreting, and Utilizing Feedback from Students"
(with Josh Eyler and Robin Paige)
Rice University

October 2016

 

"Do Student Evaluations of Teaching Really Get an F? A Summary of the Research Literature"
Rice University

September 2015

 

"Building a Teaching and Learning Center from the Ground Up"
(with Robin Paige)
De Lange IX: Teaching in the University of Tomorrow, Rice University

October 2014

 

Panelist, "What to Expect in your First Year"
New Faculty Orientation, Marymount Manhattan College

August 2011

School, Department, or Program Presentations & Workshops

 

"Marketing Your Teaching to Land a Job"
Department of English, Rice University

September 2017

 

"Facilitating Difficult Conversations in the Classroom"
Department of Sociology, Rice University

March 2017

 

"Mentoring: What, Why, and How"
Department of Religion, Rice University

November 2016

 

"Increasing Diversity in Philosophy: Why Our Teaching Matters"
Department of Philosophy, Rice University

October 2016

 

"Student Evaluations: Research on Validity, Bias, and the Role of Gender"
Women's Faculty Luncheon, Rice University

October 2015

Educational Technology Presentations & Workshops

 

"Collecting Student Feedback in the Classroom"
(with Josh Eyler and Carlos Solis)
Rice University

October 2014

 

"Do Facebook and Twitter Engage Your Students?"
(with Josh Eyler and Carlos Solis)
Rice University

December 2013

 

"The iClassroom: Tips, Tricks and Strategies for Using the iPad as a Teaching Tool"
Marymount Manhattan College

May 2012

 

"Practicing Prezi Presentation Software"
Marymount Manhattan College

April 2011

Presentations & Workshops for Graduate Students and Postdocs

 

"How Learning Works (& Why it Matters)"
(with Josh Eyler and Robin Paige)
Rice University

November 2015

 

"Checking Your Work: Designing Activities and Assignments that Assess Student Progress"
Rice University

March 2015

 

"Engaging Students in the Classroom and Beyond"
(with Robin Paige)
Rice University

November 2014

 

"What Makes a Good Teacher?"
(with Robin Paige)
Rice University

October 2014

 

"Teaching and the Academic Job Market, Part II: The Interview Process"
(with Josh Eyler)
Rice University

January 2014

 

"Formulating a Teaching Philosophy (and Writing it Down)"
(with Josh Eyler)
Rice University

September 2013