Teaching

I have been teaching at Southern Connecticut State University since the fall of 2018, and before that, I taught communication and humanities courses at UW-Madison for 6 years. I started using drawing in the classroom after studying with Lynda Barry and never looked back. I found that implementing a short drawing practice into each class meeting increased student engagement, attendance, and course evaluations exponentially; many students now report that drawing helped open them to new ideas, bond with each other, discuss controversial topics with greater ease, and communicate more fully. And it makes class fun! Read some of their testimonials here.

College courses taught: Public Speaking; World of Communication; Communication and Gender; Trans Studies; Capturing Family Stories; Interpersonal and Small Group Communication; Intro to Digital Communication; Intro to Computer Mediated Communication; Senior Capstone; Workplace Communication

In addition to college courses, I teach workshops to groups of all kinds!

Here’s a sample syllabus page. Making the syllabus into a comic ensures that students will actually read it!

SCE syllabus 1

Here’s a comic on using drawing in the classroom.

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