Teaching

My experience teaching in an urban planning department has required me to engage a broad range of students: from graduate students focused on learning professional skills to undergraduates with no exposure to the study of cities.

In addressing these diverse needs, I have three teaching goals: (1) connecting theory and practice; (2) demystifying complex methods, and (3) conveying the many dimensions of what is considered “planning.”

My professional background in labor and economic development trained me in presenting research to audiences ranging from city councils to accountants to unions. That training enriches my approach to teaching students how to analyze and present information to different audiences, as well as how to engage in the policy process. I also love to see students develop their writing skills by exploring topics that spark their curiosity and passion.

Teaching Experience

University of California at Berkeley, Lecturer (2015 – present)
Community and Economic Development (CP 113B)
Economic Analysis for Planners / Urban Economics (CP 113A)
Research Workshop on Metropolitan Regional Planning (CP 228)

University of California at Berkeley, Instructor (2014)
Community and Economic Development (CP 113B)

University of California at Berkeley, Graduate Student Instructor  (2007-2013)
Graduate level: The History, Theory, and Ethics of Planning.
Undergraduate level: The City: Theories and Methods in Urban Studies; Urbanization in Developing Countries; Global Poverty

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Teaching Assistant (1998-99)
Graduate level: Urban Spatial Structure; Land Use Planning