Associate Professor of Operations and Industrial Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Teaching has many facets. Something I love about teaching is that it provides the opportunity to share what I've learned. I have a passion for learning, and I can model this passion to students by encouraging critical thinking in the classroom, connecting with students and drawing out their understanding. I believe it's important to demonstrate the relevancy of what I'm teaching, so I try to merge elements of both my research and real-world practice into the course content whenever I can, and I especially enjoy integrating technology when appropriate -- many students seem to enjoy technology. I believe creativity, fairness, mutual respect, and organization are some of the qualities that I bring to the classroom. One of the greatest joys of teaching is seeing former students succeed in their own careers with professional and ethical responsibility, taking into account the economic, environmental, as well as societal impacts of their decisions.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute