Teaching approach


I strive to make my classroom a ‘brave space’, where students feel empowered to engage in critical discussions about important social justice issues. 

I approach teaching critically by constantly reflecting on students’ and my own experiences and incorporating themes of gender, race, ethnicity, social class, sexuality and different social identities in class work and assignments.

I adopt a teacher-scholar model where I engage students in research and collaborate on different creative projects.


Teaching awards


In recognition of my teaching and advising efforts, I was honored to receive CSBS Student Success Impact Award, which is given to a faculty or staff member who provided extraordinary contribution to the student’s success.

For three years in a row, I received CSUN Exceptional Levels of Service to Students Award, which recognizes faculty who demonstrate commitment to working on issues faced by diverse student populations.


courses taught


  • Public Criminology and Justice: CJS 452 PC (service-learning)
  • Global Perspectives in Crime & Justice: CJS 448
  • Criminological Theory: CJS 350
  • Introduction to Criminology & Justice Studies: CJS 102
  • Research Methods: MPA 620
  • Graduate Project: MPA 698
  • Introduction to Social Research: SOC 210
  • Introduction to Sociology: SOC 101