As an instructor, I have combined my expertise in media literacy, journalism, and data analytics into various courses, such as "Technology & Health Communication,"“Media and Society,” "Social Media Journalism," "Fundamental Issues in Journalism,” and "Statistics for Journalists." I enabled students to hone their critical thinking, project management, and oral and written communication skills. Upon request, I am able to provide evidence of my teaching effectiveness in the form of student evaluations.
Howard Univesity, Washington, DC (Assistant Professor, 2023-current)
CCMS727 Technology & Health Communication (2023 Fall): This Ph.D. seminar examines the role of communication and media technology in shaping people’s beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors in public health. It helps students address contemporary challenges and both the positive and negative impacts of emerging technology on health communication. The discussion encompasses topics such as privacy concerns arising from technology and health data, beliefs about health misinformation, the impact of algorithms and big data on public health, health disparities, and the design of effective health campaigns for marginalized communities.
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (Lab Instructor, Teaching Assistant, 2019-2022)
***I have offered online workshops or seminars; I recently co-presented a workshop on digital data collection as part of the Center for Media Engagement's Computational Methods workshop series.
Computational methods workshop leader (2023 January): I co-developed and provided a workshop on digital data collection for UT graduate students. This workshop helped students learn effective and ethical strategies for collecting big data, such as news data (Media Cloud) and social media data (Crowdtangle, Twitter API, TikTok, and Reddit). Recording and PowerPoint slides are available upon request.
To grow as an instructor, I have participated in workshops and seminars on teaching practice and pedagogy. I have earned a certificate in Advanced Teaching preparation programs (2021) and completed the Fundamentals for Teaching Assistants Seminar (2019).