In my experience, when students are engaged in goal-oriented, project-based activities in which there is something at stake, they more quickly integrate new information into their pre-existing body of knowledge, and become better problem solvers.  I have designed class activities that increase students’ active involvement in both lab and lecture.

I kept a blog for the two courses I taught at Hampshire College in the Spring of 2017, Physics of Color in the Context of the Visual Arts and Symmetries of Nature: An Introduction to Group Theory.


NS-0338 Thermal Physics
NS-0113 Physics of Color


Hampshire College

NS-0103, Science of Space and Time                                                           Fall 2017

NS-0208, Science in a Cultural Context                                                       Fall 2017

NS-0113, Physics of Color in the Context of the Visual Arts              Spring 2017

NS-0213, Symmetries of Nature: An Introduction to                          Spring 2017
Group Theory

NS-0274, Linear Algebra                                                                               Fall 2016

NS-0183/0383, Basic Physics: Quantum Mechanics for the Myriad        Fall 2016

Wellesley College

Physics 101, Einstein’s Century: Physics in the Last 100 Years          Spring 2016

Physics 250H, Independent Study in General Relativity                    Spring 2016

Physics 302, Quantum Mechanics                                                               Fall 2015

Physics 108, Principles and Applications of Electricity, Magnetism, & Optics
Lab                                                                                                               Spring 2014

Physics 106, Fundamentals of Electricity, Magnetism, & Optics
Lecture                                                                                                     Fall 2012, 2015
                                                                                        Spring 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Lab                                                                                                      Spring 2014, 2015

Physics 104, Fundamentals of Mechanics
Lecture                                                                                           Fall 2012, 2013, 2014
                                                                                                        Summer 2013, 2015
                                                                                                                      Spring 2013
Lab                                                                                                           Fall 2013, 2014

Boston University

WR100, Writing Seminar, Space and Time: Common          Fall 2009, 2010, 2011
Sense & Beyond




The finale of the project-based projectile motion lab for introductory mechanics course at Wellesley College.


I continue to participate in outreach activities, the most recent one being a visit to the Harvard Summer Academy, where I talked to high-school students about relativity and electromagnetism, and shared the story of my own trajectory through academia.

Having fun with electrostatics at the Harvard Summer Academy
Having fun with electrostatics at the Harvard Summer Academy