Distinguished Professor, Learning Design and Technology, Curriculum & Instruction
Core Values as an Academic Scholar:
Teaching– I accept and value my students as they come to me, so they can grow in the challenging and engaging learning environment I seek to provide.
Learning– There are many different kinds of learning, and not all of them respond to drill and practice. Understanding makes fluency possible. Connecting heart and mind makes learning satisfying.
Curriculum– Following Dewey, Lev Vygotsky, Maxine Green, Lisa Delpit, Ira Shor, William Doll, Pablo Friere, Seymour Papert and others, what matters is what one can do to facilitate democratic communities of practice which further social progress (Ann Brown, Jean Lave, Etienne Wenger).
Theory: Theory informs Praxis and Praxis informs Theory. An academic scholar needs to engage herself and her students in continuous interaction with both.