I believe teaching is as important as research. Unfortunately I am not currently teaching. But when I am, students will likely find links to course materials on this page.
In 2010 I was the full-time instructor of Astronomy 1050 — an introductory astronomy course. This was an invaluable experience, as I had full control over the curriculum and methods. It really gave me a feeling for what it is like to plan and execute a course from start to finish. I learned a lot about what I would do again, and especially what I would do differently next time! I have also worked as a TA for several different semesters of Astronomy 1050.
I have worked as a TA for a variety of physics courses. These include algebra based introductory physics for non-majors as well as calculus based introductory physics for engineers.
I remain very active in public outreach activities through the university. Sharing the wonders of astronomy and forefront research with the public is a service I'm passionate about. From giving planetarium shows here at the university to traveling to local schools to give talks and physics demos, I enjoy it all. If you're a member of the general public or a school, feel free to contact me about outreach opportunities. Learn more about an NSF-funded workshop I co-organized here.
Finally, I am beginning work on an innovative way to share quasar spectra with students and the public, while simultaneously teaching them about light, waves, sound, quasar physics, and big data in astronomy. I need a catchy name, but for now we'll just call it quasar music. Click here to learn more and hear a few examples.