Teaching

Engineering is often defined as a technical process whereby mathematics and science are applied to solve complex, real-world problems. However, engineers areĀ people, and the manifestation of engineering (i.e., its outcomes) are used and consumed by people, meaning that engineering practice and design is inherently a sociotechnical process.

My teaching philosophy is to prepare students to engage engineering as a sociotechnical process, where my students tackle open-ended problems and ill-structured, multi-week-long PBLs that introduce and reinforce this concept. I measure the extent by which students apply the engineering design process to produce solutions that take various global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors into account; and I continually refine and improve my instructional materials to meet my philosophical goal.

For educators, I’ve published some of my instructional materials at my profile on Engineering Unleashed. You can also check out JMU Engineering ePortfolios showcasing student work from some of my class offerings in ENGR 112, ENGR 212, ENGR 314, ENGR 431, and ENGR 450.

Structural Analysis Truss Bridge (Fa19)

Course Instructor @ James Madison University

  • ENGR 212 Statics and Dynamics | Spring ’19-’23
  • ENGR 450 Structural Analysis | Fall ’19-’22
  • ENGR 314 Materials and Mechanics | Fall ’19 and ’21-’22
  • ENGR 498 Construction Materials | Fall ’21
  • ENGR 431 Engineering Design V | Fall ’18 and ’20
  • ENGR 112 Engineering Decisions | Spring ’19-’20
  • ENGR 280 Bridge over Mossy Creek | Spring ’19

Course Instructor @ Angelo State University

  • ENGR 3305 Probability and Risk in Engineering | Spring ’17-’18
  • CENG 3362 Structural Analysis II | Spring ’18
  • CENG 3331 Civil Construction Materials | Fall ’16-’17
  • CENG 3361 Structural Analysis I | Fall ’17 and Spring ’17
  • CENG 4091 Supplemental Mechanics of Materials | Fall ’16
  • CENG 4091 Supplemental Engineering Mechanics – Dynamics | Fall ’16

Course and/or Laboratory Assistant @ The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • CEE 300 Behavior of Materials | Fall ’11 and Spring ’12 and ’16
  • CEE 507 Repair of Civil Infrastructure | Fall ’15
  • CEE 201 Engineering Systems and Economics | Fall ’12-’13

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