Since 2008, I have taught undergraduate classes at The University of Konstanz, Duke University (including the Duke in Berlin Summer and Semester Programs), The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Since 2015, I am a faculty member at the Middlebury Language Schools in Vermont, where I teach beginning and intermediate German in the seven-week summer immersion program. In the spring of 2015, I founded an interdepartmental "Scholarship of Teaching and Learning" reading group, which provides a space for language instructors to discuss current SLA scholarship, as well as best practices in the classroom.
Now in the Department of German and Russian at University of Notre Dame, I continue teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced language courses, and I have started a more active scholarship of teaching and learning research agenda to further advance my craft as a teacher. I am also working on the Teaching Well Using Technology (TWUT) certificate with the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning, which allows me to re-think and refine the role technology plays in my instruction.
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