Pratt is my intellectual and professional home, the place where most of my teaching, research, and community service happens. Since joining the Pratt faculty in 2007 I have been involved in a great variety of different initiatives across campus, from student-led sustainability improvements to coordination of a report to our accreditation agency.
Below I highlight some of the major areas of my involvement in the Pratt community. If you wish to learn more, I provide links in each section. You can also browse all my blog posts related to the Pratt community.
Pratt is home to a vibrant community of staff, students, and faculty interested in making our campus and the broader world more sustainable. I have been involved in a variety of sustainability initiatives across campus. I have coordinated events during our annual Green Week that promote sustainable transportation, and given presentations at the Sustainable Crash Course. I contribute courses to our Minor in Sustainability and appear as a regular guest lecturer in the Sustainability Core course. I am also the proud advisor of Envirolutions, Pratt’s student club dedicated to environmental activism.
Pratt, like many higher education campuses, relies heavily on its faculty to set, assess, and achieve its institutional goals. I have enjoyed the many opportunities to be involved in my Department, School, and the Institute at large.
I have always been interested in curriculum development, and at Pratt I have been able to consider curriculum at a variety of scales. I have developed new teaching tools in collaboration with graduate students, designed eight new courses, and served on committees related to curriculum at all levels of the institutional hierarchy.
I am also a proud and active member of our faculty union, the United Federation of College Teachers Local 1460.