The core of my teaching philosophy is to encourage participation in class because this will facilitate students’ ownership of material and help them transfer class concepts to practice. I believe a student has to feel ownership over the course material to absorb and apply the information on an ongoing basis. My hope is that ownership triggers introspection and the pursuit of a meaningful live. To facilitate this process my priorities are to (1) challenge my students, (2) continually pique their interest in the material, and (3) provide ample and timely feedback to them in order to improve their self-awareness and performance in the course.
In addition to teaching organizational behavior and leadership, I am also enthusiastic about teaching research methods. I believe that researchers need to use the most rigorous ways to test their theories.