Teaching approach

At the core of my teaching philosophy is a belief in student-centered learning. I strive to establish an inclusive classroom environment that provides diverse opportunities for learning and encourages student participation. Consistent with my belief in community-engaged scholarship, I am passionate about experiential learning. I seek to connect concepts taught in the classroom to real-word experiences and action. I achieve this through arranging class field trips, facilitating applied student research projects, and bringing in guest lecturers from the community. Equally as important is to then provide opportunities for students to learn by reflecting on these experiences through written communication and discussion with their peers.


Courses taught

School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University:

University Centre of the Westfjords, Iceland, 2020:

  • CRD16 Coastal Food Systems, Master's Program in Coastal Communities and Regional Development 

University Centre of the Westfjords, Iceland, 2019:

  • CRD15 Coastal Food Systems, Master's Program in Coastal and Marine Management   

Department of Geography and Environment, Brandon University, 2018-2020:

  • 38:180 Introduction to Human Geography
  • 38:279 Geographic Research Methods 
  • 38:283 Regional Geography of Canada
  • 38:282 Cultural Geography
  • 38:350 Food, Communities and Justice: Geographies of Food
  • 38:360 Rural and Small Towns Canada 
Department of Geography and Environment, Mount Allison University, 2017-2018: 
  • GENV 2221 Developing World
  • GENV 4521 Community Planning Research Seminar
  • GENV 4101 Environmental Issues Seminar
  • GENV 1201 The Human Environment
  • GENV 3991 Globalizing Food Systems