I am an Associate Professor of Teaching in the Geography Department and Associate Dean of Equity, Innovation, and Strategy for the Faculty of Arts at UBC.
My role as an educator in the Educational Leadership Stream at UBC, is one of being a facilitator for students learning. I view my role as an academic and an educator to encourage students and to equip them with the tools they need for their success both academically and more broadly. My interdisciplinary background provides me with the capability to explore and deliver alternative and engaging approaches to knowledge acquisition in my role as a geography educator.
I work to develop alternative modes of delivery of Geography content, involving developing online tools, activities and experiential learning techniques. My areas of educational research include location-aware technologies, augmented reality, and alternative methods of knowledge mobilization, especially with application to the internationalization of pedagogy. My geography specific research focuses on experiential learning in the discipline, and to the use of interactive place-based digital storytelling as a means to generate empathy and engagement in social justice. As a teacher and researcher involved in geographical education I am responsive and resourceful in order to respond creatively to the changing nature of global processes and of international education.