I have a true passion for teaching, and it is my strong belief that the humanities are indispensable in providing undergraduates important tools to understand the world and to actively engage in society. Like my scholarly activity, my approach to pedagogy is broad and transdisciplinary. I regularly teach a range of undergraduate courses on Asian history, medicine, and religions. I also advise students in independent research  through the Abington College Undergraduate Research Activities program.

Awards & Grants

  • 2019, Penn State University Teaching & Learning with Technology Faculty Fellow
  • 2018, Teaching Transformation & Innovation Grant, Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence
  • 2018, Abington College Curricular Innovation Grant: Diversifying and Internationalizing the Curriculum
  • 2017, Penn State Center Student Engagement Grant
  • 2014, PSU’s Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence grant for the development of an interdisciplinary team-taught course on visualization that put Buddhist meditation at the center of a STEAM project. This course went on to become a New Media Consortium 2015 Idea Lab Winner.
  • 2011, Teaching Innovation Fellowship from Abington College for development of an iPad-enabled hybrid history of medicine course that utilized the public history resources in the Philadelphia area.

Some thoughts on teaching