My goal as an educator is to help students develop the confidence and skills necessary to achieve their goals whether that is working in health care or in any other field. I want my students to learn the value of persistence, vision, inquisitiveness, confidence, and solidarity. I believe these values are critical to working effectively in the modern health care sector and in public health. My teaching focuses less on subject-matter knowledge and more on problem-solving, team work, thinking critically, and ethics.
My approach to course-design is heavily-influenced by the work of L. Dee Fink and the use of backward design principles. I prefer to rely on case-based approaches to instruction and problem-based learning approaches.