Teaching

Portfolio

Awards:

2018-19 The Howard and Abby Milstein Graduate Teaching Assistantship


Service:

2020-21 Mentor, Graduate Students Mentoring Undergraduates, Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI) and Graduate School Office of Inclusion & Student Engagement (OISE)


Philosophy (pdf)

Experience

Economic Analysis of the University (Fall 2019, Fall 2020)

I held office hours and graded for a course on education economics taught by Professor Ronald Ehrenberg. Content covered: endowment, investment, and spending; the quest for prestige; undergraduated tuition, financial aid, admissions; faculty compensation and employment (tenure); comparable worth; faculty issues dealing with gender and race; the cost of space; doctoral students - inputs and outputs; resource allocation across and within colleges; information technologies, libraries and interactive learning; nonacademic infrastructure issues; intercolliegate athletics; and student issues - housing and dinning.


Wages and Unemployment (Spring 2019)

I provided office hours and grading support for a labor economics course, Wages and Employement, under Professor Ronald Ehrenberg. Content covered in this course included: labor demand and supply, quasi-fixed labor costs, household allocation, compensating wage differentials, investment in human capital, worker mobility (turnover, migration), gender, race and ethnicity in labor market, unions, unemployment, and inequality. I developed my skills in grading and creating rubrics for essay-based exams. This is my first exposure to providing this type of feedback. I have improved upon my initial grading scales and have learned that having precise questions can mitigate some confusion on the student's end.


Introduction to Microeconomics (Fall 2018)

I taught two weekly supplemental sections for an introductory microeconomics course under Professor Nicholas Sanders. My sections involved working through problems and offering alternative or additional explanations for the following topics: trade offs and trade, supply and demand, consumer and producer surplus, price controls and quotas, elasticity, the rational consumer, taxes, externalities, public goods and common resources, uncertainty and risk, perfect competition versus monopoly versus oligopoly power. As my first experience with lecturing, I learned how to better manage time, and this position provided a chance to practice explanation and public speaking skills. I have also learned from my teaching evaluations, that I could have done a better job in this position at writing clearer and making up my own questions (instead of relying on old exam questions).