Teaching Philosophy - Courses I Am Prepared to Teach - Essays on Pedagogy - Diversity & Inclusion Training
This page features selected teaching documents and classroom activities, updated periodically.
A comprehensive list of my teaching experience is available in my CV.
Courses I am Prepared to Teach
Medieval & Early Modern Literature Courses
Single-author courses including Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Milton
The Global Middle Ages and Global Medievalism
History of the English Language
Medieval and Renaissance Drama
Medieval Saints’ Cults
Old English (language)
Old English Literature: Beowulf and Beyond (description)
Race in the Middle Ages (description)
Survey of British Literature through as late as 1850
The Bible as Literature in the European Middle Ages
Essays on Pedagogy
UW-Madison Writing Center Blog
“Medieval Monks Wrote in Their Books and So Can You,” Another Word: From the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 12 November 2018.
“Writing with Evidence in the Age of Alternative Facts,” Another Word: From the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 11 September 2017.
“The Impact of Writing Center Outreach: Empirical and Anecdotal Evidence,” Another Word: From the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 7 November 2016.
“How We [Actually] Write: Neurodiversity, Writing Process, and Writing Instruction,” Another Word: From the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 25 January 2016.
UW-Madison Letters & Science New TA Training, 30 August 2018
Crafting a more Inclusive Classroom from Day One
This workshop is designed to help new TAs in the College of Letters & Science develop strategies for making their classroom more inclusive and welcoming to students with a diverse range of backgrounds and perspectives. We will begin by sharing questions about diversity and inclusion at UW-Madison and brainstorming individual goals for our classroom environments in the coming semester. Then we will talk through some strategies for preparing for the first day of class, including models for what they can say about diversity and inclusion on the syllabus (or section syllabus) and suggestions for adapting common first-day activities to signal that your class welcomes diversity. Finally, we will discuss how TAs in different fields can continue to promote inclusive classroom spaces throughout the semester.
This handout contains an abbreviated list of resources and strategies for creating a more inclusive classroom.