Teaching Experience

College/University Teaching

Part-Time Faculty, Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, NC (2017-present)
Course: Introduction to Scripture

  • Developed syllabus and course context for two sections of 25 undergraduate students
  • The course is one of two core requirements in Theology for all Belmont Abbey College students, introduces students to the practice of Biblical interpretation in light of historical-critical methodologies and Dei Verbum, and immerses them in comprehensive study of Old and New Testaments.

Teaching Assistant, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, Chestnut Hill, MA (Summer 2015)
Course: Sharing Faith in Religious Education 

  • Contributed to the instruction of course content; graded student work; supported student progress in writing, research
  • Course included roughly 45 graduate and professional students
  • The course explores contemporary topics, methods, and questions in parish- and school-based religious education.

Co-Instructor/Teaching Assistant, Boston College Department of Theology, Chestnut Hill, MA (Fall 2014)
Course: Exploring Catholicism

  • Planned and taught 1/4 of class periods; graded student work; supported student progress in writing, research, and comprehension
  • Course included 40 undergraduate students
  • The course is an option for the fulfillment of the Theology core requirement for Boston College undergraduates. The course introduces students to a survey of theological, christological, doctrinal, historical, and ethical dimensions of Catholicism.

 

Online Instruction

Teaching Assistant, Online, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (Summer 2017, Fall 2017)
Courses: Christology (Graduate); Ministry in a Diverse Church (Graduate)

  • Utilizing the Canvas learning management system to moderate discussion boards; offer detailed feedback on student work via SpeedGrader; held synchronous online office hours through BigBlueButton

Lecturer, Crossroads: Boston College School of School of Theology and Ministry Online (Fall 2016)
Course: Teaching Religion to Adolescents: Creative Strategies and Best Practices

  • “Fluent in the Faith: Speaking the Language of Faith with Adolescents:
  • “Who are My Students? Adolescent Development”

 

Graduate Academic Advising

Advisor, Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry Thesis Projects, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (2015-2016)

  • Mentored graduate students in theological, pastoral, and biblical research and writing
  • Monitored and managed the progress of 26 graduate students
  • Adapted methods and materials to meet the needs of international, first-generation, and English-Language Learning graduate students
  • Provided detailed feedback on academic writing
  • Evaluated student work during their oral defense
  • Composed materials for and offered seminars on theological research, references, and academic composition

 

K-12 Teaching

Teacher, St. Anthony Catholic School, Harlingen, TX (2009-2011)
Courses: Language Arts and Social Studies, Grades 6-8

Teacher, St. Adalbert Catholic School Summer Enrichment Program, South Bend, IN (Summer 2009)
Courses: Math Enrichment, Language Arts Enrichment, Grades 6-8

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