Teaching & Mentorship

Whether teaching faculty to use software or teaching undergraduates to craft essays, I enjoy helping others learn skills that can advance their careers. My work involves technical training in various digital platforms, as well as interpersonal coaching that can help others realize their goals. 

Leadership Skills

• Promoting Professional Development (Advising, Mentorship, Career Workshops, and Technical Training)
• Impactful Public Speaking (Public Lectures, Digitally Recorded Presentations, Classroom Instruction)
• Project Management (Managing Working Groups, Promoting Strategic Initiatives, Detailed-Oriented Research)

Technical Skills

• Learning Management Systems (Canvas, Blackboard, Zoom, Panopto, Google platforms, Microsoft Suite, and others)
• Digital Audio Production (Reaper, GarageBand, FL Studio, Ableton, Logic Pro, and others)
• Academic Publishing (Editing, Revising, Peer Reviewing, and Book Proposal Experience)
• Course Development Expertise (Universal Design, Flipped Classroom, Backward Design, and others)

Courses Taught As Instructor of Record

  • Great Works Seminar | Listening as Expressive Practice (Emory University, 2021) 
  • Great Works Seminar | “I Felt Strange, as I Always Do in Georgia”: The Interdisciplinary Humanism of Jean Toomer’s Cane (Co-Taught w/ Postdoctoral Fellows, Emory University) 
  • Musical Communities of Boston (Northeastern University)
  • Music and Disability Justice (Northeastern University) 
  • World Music (Northeastern University) 
  • Music of Asia: From Gamelan to K-Pop (Northeastern University) 
  • Music, Technology, and Digital Culture (Tufts University) 
  • East Asian Popular Music (Brown University) 
  • The Meaning of Mashups (University of Alabama) 

As Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Digital Media and Virtual Performance (Brown University) 
  • Computers and Music (Brown University) 
  • American Roots Music (Brown University)  
  • Music and Modern Life (Brown University) 
  • World Music (Brown University) 
  • Contemporary Music in America (University of Alabama) 
  • American Experience I (University of Alabama)
  • American Experience II (University of Alabama)
  • Football in American Culture (University of Alabama)
  • Introduction to Southern Studies (University of Alabama)

Examples of Mentorship & Service

  • Co-Developed international mentorship program in the Society for Cinema and Media Studies
  • Dedicated energy to service in national academic societies, including awards committees, technology committees, and leadership positions
  • Served as formal and informal mentor/advisor of students at Northeastern University
  • Crafted courses to support institutional diversity initiatives, including Music of Asia (Brown U.), Music and Disability Justice (Northeastern U.), World Music (Northeastern U.), and Listen Closely (Emory U.)
  • Volunteered on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committees at Emory University and Brown University
  • Curated multiple public-facing gallery exhibits on popular music at universities around the country, which emphasized social justice in local and global communities
  • Advocated for marginalized students, including service as International Student Orientation Peer Mentor and Disability and d/Deaf Special Interest Group board membership
  • Co-Organized a Colloquium Speaker Series at Brown University with academics from universities across the United States
  • Worked as union representative for graduate students
  • Advanced pedagogical innovation as Liaison to the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning at Brown University
  • Worked in a wide range of education settings—from substitute public school teacher to professor