Teaching Experience

My teaching experience has varied widely, from teaching archaeological techniques in the field and lab to more formal classroom settings for undergraduate students.

In addition to this, you can look at my Certificate in College Teaching portfolio, see example syllabi for courses I’ve taught and hope to teach in the future, and my teaching statement.


Assistant Director/Teaching Assistant, Michigan State University

Field Methods in Archaeology: Campus Archaeology Program“: Summer 2015

Helped design and teach archaeology field methods during a five-week field school on MSU’s campus. Aided in creation and teaching of digital methods as well, including spatial analysis and blogging.

Lead Instructor, Michigan State University

“Introduction to Archaeology”: Spring 2015

Designed and taught course that introduced the basic concepts, theories and methods of archaeology to undergraduate students. See my teaching reviews from this course.

Lead Instructor, Michigan State University

“Introduction to Archaeology”: Summer 2014

Led classroom instruction in online summer course, reviewing all introductory topics and concepts in archaeology.

Teaching Assistant, Michigan State University

“Methods in Cultural Heritage”: July 2014

Aid in course and syllabus development, as well as instruction and assessment throughout the course.

Campus Archaeologist, Michigan State University

August 2011 – August 2013

As Campus Archaeologist, in addition to running the daily operations of archaeological and heritage resource management at MSU, I taught undergraduate students archaeological methods in the field and lab.

Guest Lecturer, Michigan State University                                 

“Lab Methods in Historical Archaeology”April 2013

Taught lectures and led lab activities for two weeks on topics including artifacts, classification, personal items, architecture, and grave markers.

Teaching Assistant, MSU

“Mobile and Geo-location Applications Field School”: Summer 2011

“Health, Illness and Disease”Spring 2011

“Women and Health”: Fall 2010

Graded and created exams, held office hours weekly, aided in general classroom responsibilities, and taught one lecture per semester.

Teaching Assistant, Syracuse University

“Introduction to Biological Anthropology”: Spring 2009

Taught two sections weekly, developed lesson plans, syllabus, lab activities, and exams. Graded, held office hours, and led study sessions.