My role as an instructor is to create a safe and inclusive learning environment that encourages students to apply their collective knowledge to understand new concepts. Using integrated course design and evidence-based teaching strategies, I provide students with multiple opportunities to think critically and express their thoughts. I often apply my research and nonprofit experience to help students engage more deeply with the material. This increases students’ participation and fosters their awareness of diverse perspectives that are crucial to the reflective nature of nonprofit and philanthropic leadership.

My assessment strategies are grounded in the FIDeLity model: I provide feedback frequently and at the appropriate moment; I clearly explain my expectations regarding poor, acceptable, and exceptional work; and I maintain an encouraging and nonjudgmental approach. Finally, I ensure that opportunities for student self-assessment are integrated throughout the course, as I believe that the ability to meaningfully evaluate their progress will serve students well in their future careers.


Philanthropic Studies 558: Principles and Practices of Fundraising (2019)
Asynchronous online
Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University

Philanthropic Studies 105: Giving and Volunteering in America (2018 – 2019)
Three semesters, both blended and asynchronous online formats
Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University

Principles and Techniques of Fundraising (2018 – Present)
In-person professional development workshops
The Fund Raising School, Indiana University

Introduction to Grant Proposal Writing (2013 – 2015)
In-person professional development workshops
Kenai Peninsula College, University of Alaska Anchorage

Pedagogical Training, Recognition, & Publication:

Certificate in College Teaching, 2019
Indiana University Center for Teaching and Learning
Emerging Scholars of College Instruction Program

Teaching Award for Doctoral Students, 2019
Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

“Teaching Philanthropy: Developing Critical and Compassionate Approaches to Giving.” In Teaching Nonprofit Management. Bezboruah, K. and Carpenter, H., (Eds). New York: Edward Elgar Publishing (forthcoming).