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The Discovery Tool lets you find professors based on the answers they supply. You can filter by department and question. Click the answer bubble to see the professor’s profile.

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Visual Performing & Liberal Arts

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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Effort, grammar, original thought.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Many, actually. I'm sort of a polyglot of history, the history of religion, and pop culture.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
10 things that make a group civilized. First in pairs, then as a class. Harder than it sounds!
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
video, powerpoint, prezi, handouts.
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What is your style of teaching?
Depends on the class, but: lecture with questions, discussion, group work, lots of critical thinking, casual
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What kind of student would love your class?
One that asks questions, thinks, and can synthesize information, not just regurgitate it.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
That learning shouldn't just be about reading a book or taking a test. It should be something one does all the time. Don't be afraid to say 'I don't know.'
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Do not email me and ask 'did I miss anything'? Yes, you did. Show up!
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I'm a geek. I volunteer for Phoenix ComicCon.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Actually finishing my PhD. Oh, and you know, having a life I want to live.
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