Teaching at Ahmad Dahlan University, Indonesia

Teaching Experience

Associate Lecturer, English department, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Fall 2013.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, departments of English, Comparative Literature, and French, UWM:


Introduction to English Studies: A required course for English majors which explores the study of literature using examples from multiple genres, time periods and cultural contexts. Course independently designed and taught.

Introduction to College Writing: A first-year writing class introducing academic reading, writing and reflection with an emphasis on critical thinking practices. Course independently designed and taught.

College Research and Writing: The second component in a two-part first-year writing sequence with an emphasis on research writing. Course independently designed and taught.

Comparative Literature:

Special Topics in Holocaust Literature and History: Courses examining Holocaust literature from comparative cultural contexts. Duties included leading discussion sections, grading and writing exams.

The Da Vinci Code: A course based upon the art, architecture, and literature referenced in Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code, including a comparative reading of the Gnostic gospels. Duties included lecturing, leading discussion sections, grading and writing exams.


Views of France (grader)

Invited Lectures:

  • “Tools for Peacebuilding: Zeidler Facilitator Training in the DR Congo,” United Nations Association, Milwaukee, WI, 2015
  • “Peace and Reconciliation through Community Dialogue,” Democratic Republic of the Congo: Goma Community Center, 2014
  • “Community Building and the 8 Stages of Genocide.” Center for Peacemaking, Marquette U, 2013
  • “The Public Conversations Methodology.” Dispute Resolution Association, Marquette U, 2013
  • “American Culture.” Ahmad Dahlan U, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2010.
  • “History and Culture of Caribbean Dance Forms.” UWM, 2008.
  • “Hmong Culture in Thailand.” UW–Oshkosh. April 2006.
  • “American Culture from a Comparative Perspective.” Beijing Academy of Military and Medical Sciences, 2001.

Substitute Teacher:

Oshkosh Area School District and Omro Area School District, WI.  Substitute teaching in multiple subjects, kindergarten–grade 12. 2003–2006.