I am an Apiarist and Ludophile
Professor and Chair, Educational Studies
Coordinator, Peace Corp Prep
I started on my first career path as a carpenter. Out of high school, I apprenticed with a master carpenter for four years, learning all aspects of building a house – from the concrete foundation to the interior trim.
Deciding at the age of 22 that we could do something good for the world, my wife and I joined the Peace Corps. We spent the next 13 years living and traveling in many places around the world. I have lived and worked in Kiribati, the Sudan, Zimbabwe, Switzerland and France.
In each place we ended up, I would naturally gravitate toward teaching informally in a local school, usually tutoring children or working with adult learners. When we decided to settle back in the states, it seemed natural for me to pursue teaching formally.
Student conceptualizations of learning over time
The process of becoming a “student”
The institutionalization of education
Metaphors of learning
The role of distraction in learning
Using boardgames as educational tools
B.A. – Cornell University, 1989
M.A. – Cornell University, 1998
Ph.D. – Cornell University, 2000
- TEDP351: Adolescent Psychology
- TEDP300: Theories of Learning
- TEDP215: Multicultural Studies