teaching

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TA experience

I’ve TA’ed introduction to ecology and evolution at UT for three semesters. I use of a lot of different techniques in my teaching and each time I TA a course I approach it armed with the experience of the previous semester.

I use a variety of approaches in my teaching:

Instructor ratings:
fall 2013: 4.5 / 5.0
spring 2015: 4.5 / 5.0
summer 2015: 4.8 / 5.0

Anonymous reviews:

…easy to contact & super helpful

Enhanced my learning…most beneficial discussion thus far.

Best TA I have encountered at UT.

Luke was always very clear and helpful when explaining what we went over in class. He was invested in helping students understand class material.

guest lecturing

In addition to being a TA, I’ve also been an extended guest lecturer for two large Animal Behavior courses. I lectured on topics from sexual selection to human behavior to altruism and kin selection.

I like to draw as much as I can from the recent literature to showcase interesting studies and the people that produced them. Showing photos of the researchers that conducted a given study helps humanize science and shows students the diversity of people that can become scientists.


I update a github repository with thoughts and findings about best teaching practices.

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