Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
To my mind, scholars have an opportunity to have a significant positive impact for their students, colleagues, and the community. I am committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout my research, teaching, and service.
I am also dedicated to revealing the ‘hidden curriculum,’ which I have done through lectures and seminars covering academic writing and skill development, mentoring, advising, and creating a working paper series where doctoral students and faculty receive constructive feedback on works in progress. In my teaching, I describe my expectations for assignments in detail during lectures so all students know what they have to do to succeed, and I do not assess students for material, techniques, or skills that we have not explicitly discussed in class.
I am passionate about increasing the number of students and graduates from underrepresented groups in undergraduate and postgraduate programs and I hope my efforts might ultimately contribute towards equity in tertiary education.
As a teacher, I aim to enhance students’ learning and provide them with opportunities to succeed. I am committed to fostering inclusive, diverse classrooms and creating the conditions for every student to be thrive in tertiary education. I curate course syllabi to ensure that readings reflect a diverse range of perspectives, and I design in-person and online courses that reflect different ways of knowing to enhance students’ experience and improve learning outcomes for all.
I strive to be kind, compassionate, and empathetic. I hope to help students overcome obstacles they may face however I can, including providing flexibility on deadlines and opportunities for retaking assignments. By practicing empathy, I hope that I can provide students with opportunities to continue their education and ensure they have every chance to succeed.