Teaching is often contrasted with research; it is considered an art rather than a science. My fundamental approach towards both teaching and research are, however, similar. Good teaching should be evidence-based and approached with the same rigor as research. Furthermore, teaching, like research, is a constantly evolving field. I try to stay on top of, and in small ways contribute to, the science of teaching science. Accordingly, my classes change every semester to reflect my own learning about what works and what doesn’t in the classroom. I am also acutely aware of the fact that although environmental science is clearly relevant for everyone, it also remains one of the least diverse scientific disciplines. I aim to create an inclusive classroom where all students feel valued and have equal opportunities to learn. I rely on evidence-based best practices that have been demonstrated to foster an environment of inclusive excellence so that all students, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, or lived experience can succeed. To read my complete teaching philosophy, click here. And, my courses are available here.