Teaching

Accomplishments
Certificate for Outstanding Teaching, Arts & Sciences, University of Kentucky, 2011
Women in Geographic Education Award, National Council for Geographic Education, 2010

Experience
8+ years of experience teaching in university and college settings (5-75 students per course).
3+ years of experience teaching high school honors program (summer, 60 students per course).

Education
Certificate in Editing, University of Chicago, 2017
PhD, Geography, University of Kentucky, 2014
MA, Folk Studies (Historic Preservation), Western Kentucky University, 2007
BA, History, University of Kentucky, 2004

Areas of Teaching Expertise
• human geography
• world cultural geography
• critical development theory
• economic geography
• economic development/community leadership and development
• regional and area studies
• Appalachian studies
• folk studies and folk art
• US history (Appalachia)
• qualitative research methods
• oral history collection

Teaching Experience-Primary Instructor (Total – 39.0 Hrs)
University of the District of Columbia Community College, DC-Division of Humanities
Spring 2016, World Cultural Geography (2 Sections, 6.0 Hrs)
Fall 2015, World Cultural Geography (3 Sections, 9.0 Hrs)
Union College, KY-Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Fall 2014, Geography of Appalachia (3.0 Hrs)
Spring 2014, Land, People, and Development in Appalachia (3.0 Hrs)
University of Kentucky, KY-Department of Geography
Summer 2012, Global Dynamics of Health and Disease (online via Blackboard) (3.0 Hrs)
Spring 2011, Land, People, and Development in Appalachia (3.0 Hrs)
Fall 2010, Land, People, and Development in Appalachia (3.0 Hrs)
Spring 2010, Land, People, and Development in Appalachia (3.0 Hrs)
Fall 2009, Lands and Peoples of the Non-Western World (3.0 Hrs)
Spring 2009, Lands and Peoples of the Non-Western World (3.0 Hrs)
University of Kentucky, KY-Robinson Scholars HS Honors Program
Summer 2014, Appalachian History and Culture
Summer 2013, Appalachian History and Culture
Summer 2012, Appalachian History and Culture

Teaching Experience-Assistant Instructor/Discussion Leader
University of Kentucky, KY-Department of Appalachian Studies
Fall 2012, Introduction to Appalachian Studies, Primary Instructor: Ann Kingsolver, PhD
University of Kentucky, KY-Department of Geography
Spring 2012, Lands and People of the Non-Western World, Primary Instructor: Paul Karan, PhD
Spring 2011, Global Dynamics of Health and Disease, Primary Instructor: Gary Shannon, PhD
Fall 2008, Lands and People of the Non-Western World, Primary Instructor: Andy Wood, PhD

Teaching Experience-Guest Lecturer
University of Kentucky, KY
Spring 2013, Land, People, and Development in Appalachia
Fall 2012, Introduction to Appalachian Studies
Fall 2011, Teaching Practicum in Geography
Spring 2011, Career, Community, and Leadership Development
Fall 2010, Methods in Geography
Fall 2010, Geography of Europe

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2 thoughts on “Teaching

  1. Your resume is fascinating, and you’ve had experiences anyone would envy. Thank you for following Oh, the Places We See. We, too, are readers, and I serve on the Board of Friends of the Knox County Library. We just hosted Amy Greene, who was awarded the Wilma Dykeman Stokely Award and spoke about her novels Bloodroot and Long Man. Since I read that you know a lot about Appalachian lit, you may have read her works. We’ll be following you and learning as you publish. Thanks for helping us find you! And best wishes for a marvelous spring.

    1. @Oh, the Places We See Thank you for leaving such a kind comment. I’ve enjoyed reading your posts—you’ve certainly been to some amazing places in the US and beyond!—and I hope that you are enjoying springtime in Tennessee.

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