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 in areas of sociology of media and work, journalism studies (particularly platforms and innovation), and media management. I have worked with students on common research projects. 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 foster an environment where mentees learn from each others at different stages of the process.
Below are some of the syllabi that I have designed for undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Digital Media & Culture
This course encourages students to critically examine the function of digital media in their lives. They take away a socio-historical understanding of digital media innovation, and the social, political, and economical impact of new media in creativity, industry, and culture from a cross-disciplinary perspective.
Through discussions, students learn about key concepts related to the contemporary information disorder ranging from misinformation to propaganda. And students will discuss and learn how to critically evaluate content using various verification techniques used in media organizations.
Qualitative Research Methods
This course guides students through the theoretical, practical, and methodological underpinnings of qualitative social science research in the field of journalism, media, and mass communication.
Management of Media Organizations
Forthcoming fall 2021.