Teaching and Research Interests
Environmental planning; history and theory of urban planning; ecological behavior / green consumerism; transportation and environment linkages; community engagement.
San José State University, 2006-present
Graduate Courses:Community Assessment (Studio Course); Environmental Planning, Environmental Planning Topics (Flood Management Planning; Household Hazardous Waste Studio Course; Sustainability in San Jose Studio Course), History and Theory of Urban Planning, Policy Analysis in Urban and Regional Development, Social Media in Planning
Undergraduate Courses: Introduction to Environmental Planning
University of California Irvine, 2000-2006
Teaching Associate: Transportation and the Environment, Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning
Teaching Assistant: Environmental Law (graduate), Geographic Information Systems (graduate and undergraduate), Naturalistic Field Research, Research Design, Water Resource Policy, Ethics and Personal and Private Life, Natural Disasters, Fundamentals of Management, Analytical Methods for Planning (guest lecturer, graduate)
Hawaii Pacific University, 1998-2000
Adjunct Faculty: Introduction to Accounting, Intermediate Accounting
Center for Faculty Development, San José State University, 2006-present
Workshops on instructional design, pedagogy, universal design for learning, accessible
instructional materials, incorporating technology into the classroom, and other seminars
designed to enhance student-learning experiences.
“Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop” Emory University, 2007
Multi-day workshop for faculty interested in developing curricular change programs
around sustainability at their institutions. Focuses on ways to incorporate sustainability
across the curriculum.
“Principles of Course Design” certification, UC Irvine, 2001
Training in pedagogical theory and techniques to design a new university-level course.
Topics included syllabus design, learning styles, preparation of daily activities,
examination methods, and course logistics.
Teaching Assistant Training, UC Irvine, 2000
Multi-day workshop for graduate students to develop teaching skills for university-level
courses. Topics included course design, instructional techniques, evaluation methods,
dealing with problem students, and the use of technology in teaching.
Adjunct Faculty Training Workshops, Hawaii Pacific University, 1998-2000
Participated in numerous workshops on pedagogical theory, course design and administration, and addressing the needs of nontraditional students.