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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Allowing students to deconstruct a short film and break it up into it's story elements.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I have a new script I have been working on with some writers that we are finally at the stage to start trying to get it off the ground.
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What is your style of teaching?
1) My goal is to LISTEN. To teach you, I have to know where you are. 2) Like music or sports, you learn from reps. I give lots of work, in class and out.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
I will treat you with respect and as a professional. You need to do the same when thinking of yourself if you want to be successful in and out of this class.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
In the immortal words of Ru Paul, "You better work!" Seeing hard work makes me happy, and I'll be with you. Bottom line on the test, though, is what you know!
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Someone on Rate My Professors says, "There are easier profs for stats." That's true. If you want to learn, and you want a prof who will help you out, take me.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Baltimore neighborhood profile which includes historical background,census analysis, and field work. Students make maps and take pictures of neighborhood.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Varies from semester to semester; students respond differently to the material and approach. This last term pitching fellow student's projects worked best.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Students who like to read and who like history.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Academically, it is the lightbulbs I've seen flash over students' heads. Artistically, building a body of work. Personally, my daughters.
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What is your style of teaching?
I like am informal open environment but the coursework itself is held to professional standards. I often experiment with different modalities of learning.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Students tell me that they actually like to come in to get advised.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Students that are serious about a career in film and understanding the craft of storytelling. This is a very pragmatic approach to the creative.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Working as a producer/writer for one of the most prolific production companies for non-fiction television.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
I don't give grades, you earn them. I'm kind of tough, but it's tough love.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
I am not a professor. I am a practitioner. I bring the kind of perspective to the class that I wish I had more of when I was in school
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Content coupled with good writing style plus some sign of original thinking.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Someone who wants to learn and is willing to work, but who maybe wants an extra hand to help them along. I do my best to be there.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
My resources class makes a movie and a presentation. I try to get you folks some usable skills as well as knowledge so you can get a good job!
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Clarity of thought, originality, a story grounded in truth that shows student's passion, adherence to rules of grammar and punctuation.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
I use stats to help international aid organizations get the most for their money. Helping people out, albeit indirectly, makes me happy.
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What is your style of teaching?
Depends on class.Sometimes lecture.Always include participation grade.Upper-level classes writing intensive.Like students to see connections.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Engage in your education. The teacher can't generate all energy needed in a class. You'll like classes better if you decide to find something interesting.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I am studying the role of golf courses in the formation of ethnic enclaves in Baltimore.
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What is your style of teaching?
Combination of lecture and group activities.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
There are two required textbooks that lay the groundwork. From there, lots of screenings, in class writing exercises, small groups and discussions.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
On mathy material, I look for mastery: familiarity with the material and the ability to apply it. In resources class, I seek solid analysis and presentation.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Writing for non-fiction television
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Urban geography and geography of US and Canada.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Increasing use of web materials.Infrequent videos.Typically have powerpoint with major lecture points(made available to students).
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
I know something about environment, energy, health, and development policy.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I have a full-time job in media relations.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Read the syllabus!
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What kind of student would love your class?
One who is willing to let others see his/her passion for telling stories/communicating. One who is willing to share personal stories.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
First and foremost, professionalism and presentation. It doesn't matter if someone is the most gifted creative writer in the world if they can't proofread.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Textbook, video, audio. I DO NOT USE POWERPOINT.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
In stats class I use the computers as much as possible. All my classes have homework on Blackboard. I answer a lot of questions via email all semester long.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
I understand narrative film from both the perspective of the writer as well as the technician (director, producer, actor, etc).
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I am my church's representative at Habitat for Humanity and I volunteer there a few times a year. I love travel. I help out the Econ Society- check them out!
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