I am a mathematician and education researcher with a strong interest in faculty development. I received my Ph.D. in mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis in 2012, and then worked at the University of Alabama. In 2016 I moved to the University of South Alabama, where my work shifted to include more educational research, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and an increasing amount of faculty development.
I have a strong interest around alternative grading practices, which I have been using in my own classes since 2015. In addition, I have written several papers researching the effects of these on students. I have also given a number of faculty development workshops on the topic, and serve on the organizing team of the Grading Conference.
Another area of current interest is the use of Team-Based Inquiry Learning (TBIL) in mathematics courses. I am currently the lead PI on an NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education grant, in which we are training faculty in the use of TBIL and studying their implementation at universities across the country.
I often speak and give workshops on a number of topics such as alternative grading, inclusive teaching, Team-Based Learning and Team-Based Inquiry Learning. Please reach out by email if you are interested in having me present at your institution.