Teaching

Preceptor for SOC 223: Hustles and Hustlers

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2016

I was a preceptor for this class and taught three sections. The course examines exchange relations in a variety of high-risk and criminal fields, to develop an understanding of how participants navigate their worlds. The weekly readings and lectures will focus on the various ways in which relationships, identities, reputation, and trust, are defined, established, and negotiated, and how this establishes order in the professional and social lives of those involved in high-risk transactions.

Co-Instructor for PEDS 199: Sacred Joy: Jewish Spirituality and Well-being

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2012

I co-taught Sacred Joy with Rabbi Mychal Copeland. The class taught Jewish spirituality in order to address the growing need for students to transform stress and negative emotions into resiliency and happiness. The class focused on principles of Judaism in order to empower students with tools to become happier, healthier, and more connected individuals.  Content included contemporary psychological literature, Jewish mysticism (Kabbalah) and Hasidism, contemporary theologies & Shabbat as spiritual practice.