Having studied the relationship between emerging technologies and journalism, I bring to the classroom real-life experiences and knowledge from my research. I strive to communicate to students my energy and interest for learning. My work informs my teaching objectives, methods, style, and advising. After taking my classes, students learn a new body of knowledge, have a heightened interest in the role of technology in society, and are ready to engage critically in academic and media work. My overarching goal as an instructor is to foster student-instructor relationships, interactive learning approach, and hybrid technology-enhanced courses that will allow students to develop their professional skills, critical reflection on their profession, and lifelong autonomous learning motivation.
I also advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students. Each student who works with me work on different aspect of my ongoing research or with the MN research center. I also coach them actively working on giving feedback at every step of the publication process to foster intellectual development. A big part of mentoring is to make sure mentees become independent. Two ways that I do that is by introducing them to resources that help them thrive without me and by fostering an environment where mentees learn from each others at different stages of the process.