I teach the telecommunications and information policy courses for both graduate and undergraduate students. The policy class is one of the few where learning takes place through more abstract readings and class discussions. One of my most important objectives is to foster critical thinking. The policy class is one of the few where learning takes place through more abstract readings and class discussions. I have structured my classes to be highly interactive. In most cases I generate participation by asking questions that require critical or analytical thinking. My goal is to help students to become comfortable expressing and supporting their opinions, as I believe that their intellectual skills will develop through this practice. I enjoy interacting with students in a classroom setting. It is fulfilling to have the opportunity to assist in the intellectual development of others. It is fun to think of new ways to make the class entertaining while supporting different learning styles.
In 2008 I received the Jeffrey Katzer Professor of the Year award. You can read my speech at convocation here
These are the classes I have taught at the School of Information Studies
- IST 453 Telecommunications Policy and Regulation
- IST 618 Survey of Telecommunications and Information Policy (syllabus)
- IST 601 Information and Information Environments
- IST 800 Theory Construction
This graph should give you some idea of the various aspects of my teaching for the class that I most commonly teach. The number you see in front of each of the semesters terms is the mean for the class out of 5.