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)

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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!