As Director of Graduate Academic Programs for the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences I oversee the academic progress of over 400 graduate students across all the school's areas and programs.
As Lecturer on Engineering and Applied Sciences I teach the SEAS Teaching Practicum (Computer Science 365) each spring. The course is designed for SEAS graduate students, but is open to all natural science students in GSAS and is auditable by SEAS postdocs and undergraduates interested in teaching.
In my astrophysical research I simulate dense stellar clusters such as might be found near the centres of massive galaxies, incorporating a variety of physical effects.
I have previously published on how metacognition relates to instruction and learning groups, on the dissemination of results from cognitive science to faculty instructors, and on the institutional placement of centers for teaching and learning. I was co-PI on a CGS/Sloan grant to Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to develop future-faculty-type training on classroom assessment methods and have also developed and taught courses and workshops on course design and science teaching.