I’m currently the Director of Undergraduate Studies and a teaching specialist in the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering at Michigan State University. My research interests include:

  • non-equilibrium ionization chemistry
  • the intergalactic & circumgalactic media
  • galactic chemical evolution
  • cosmological hydrodynamics
  • computational science education

I’m also passionate about providing quality STEM education and promoting an equitable and inclusive learning environment. To achieve this, my teaching methods involve:

  • interactive engagement (group-based problem solving, clicker questions, think-pair-share, lecture tutorials)
  • inquiry-based teaching and learning
  • raising awareness on barriers to student success (e.g. stereotype threat, imposter syndrome)

I’m also currently the primary organizer for Astronomy on Tap in Lansing, MI. If you’re in the area, come check it out – beer and science always makes for a good time!