All Things Teaching

Course facilitation is both an honor and pleasure. I have included below a partial listing of courses I have taught here at Loyola, courses I have been the TA for here at Loyola, and courses I taught prior to my time at Loyola.


At the bottom of the page, I have included my teaching philosophy. While the metaphor may appear provocative, I think that it does a good job encapsulating my approach to classroom facilitation at the 100 or CORE level. While I would not necessarily adopt this teaching philosophy, as such, for upper-level or graduate-level courses, I think it does offer an insight into the educational and pedagogical approach I strive to facilitate in the classroom.


Where possible in the 'Courses as Instructor/Facilitator' listings below, I have included a link to each past course syllabus.

Courses as Instructor/Facilitator

THEO185 - Introduction to Christian Ethics
Introductory course in Christian ethics in the Department of Theology at Loyola University Chicago for 35 students in Spring 2017.

THEO190 - Loyola's Mission (Ignatian Traditions)
Introductory course for transfer students to the mission and identity of Loyola University Chicago for 35 students in Spring 2017

THEO10600 - Introduction to Christian Theology
Introductory course in Christian theology in the Department of Theology at Lewis University for 25 students in Spring 2017

THEO190 - Loyola's Mission (Ignatian Traditions)
Introductory course for transfer students to the mission and identity of Loyola University Chicago for 40 students in Fall 2016

THEO190 - Loyola's Mission (Ignatian Traditions)
Introductory course for transfer students to the mission and identity of Loyola University Chicago for 40 students in Fall 2016

THEO10600 - Introduction to Christian Theology
Introductory course in Christian theology in the Department of Theology at Lewis University for 20 students in Fall 2016

THEO10600 - Introduction to Christian Theology
Introductory course in Christian theology in the Department of Theology at Lewis University for 30 students in Fall 2016

THEO100 - Introduction to Christian Theology
Introductory course in Christian Theology in the Department of Theology at Loyola University Chicago for 35 students in Fall 2013

THEO192 - Moral Problems: Church, State, Religion, Society (Cross listed with Catholic Studies Minor)
Introductory ethics course in the Department of Theology at Loyola University Chicago for 40 students in Fall 2012

Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced Level English Courses (Instituto de Idiomas, Universidad Técnica de Machala)
I taught three courses a semester, for two semesters, at the Language Institute in the Technical Univeristy of Machala in Ecuador. Courses averaged between 40-60 students, from 18 years old (in the beginner classes) to adults (in the more advanced classes).

Courses as Teaching Assistant

THEO265-K01 - Sacramental Theology
(TA for Dr. Mark Bosco, S.J.)
Introductory course in Sacramental Theology for St. Joseph's College Seminary of the Archdiocese of Chicago. As TA, my responsibilities included evaluations of student work, course prep, and class facilitation for 15 students in Fall 2015.

THEO265-K01 - Sacramental Theology
(TA for Dr. Mark Bosco, S.J.)
Introductory course in Sacramental Theology for St. Joseph's College Seminary of the Archdiocese of Chicago. As TA, my responsibilities included evaluations of student work, course prep, and class facilitation for 15 students in Fall 2014.
    
THEO265 - Sacramental Theology
(TA for Dr. Mark Bosco, S.J.)
Introductory course in Sacramental Theology in the Department of Theology at Loyola University Chicago. As TA, my responsibilities included evaluations of student work, course prep, and class facilitation for 38 students in Spring 2014.

ENGL383 - Theology & Literature
(TA for Dr. Mark Bosco, S.J.)
Upper-level English Literature course cross listed with upper-level Theology. As TA, my responsibilities included evaluations of student work, course prep, and class facilitation for 26 students in Spring 2013