Teaching and Advising Recognition

Certificate of Teaching Excellence, Facuty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University: GENED1039 (Fall 2019), SOCIOL1130 (Spring 2018, 2019), SOCIOL1104 (Fall 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020), and SOCIOL113 (Spring 2017)
2020 Winner, John R. Marquand Award for Excellence in Advising and Support to Harvard Undergraduates

2021 Recipient of the Phi Beta Kappa Alpha-Iota Prize for Excellence in Teaching at Harvard College, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Voted one of the favorite professors of the Class 2019, Class 2020 and Class 2021 by Harvard Yearbook Publications


Teaching at Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University in 2021-2022

Fall 2021 

(Undergraduate seminar course) SOCIOL1104 Sociology of Higher Education

SOCIOL1104 trailer 

This is a perfect time to study higher education: COVID-19 is changing higher education in unprecedented ways. SOCIOL1104 is a research-intensive seminar introducing Sociology of Higher Education. This Fall, the impact of COVID-19 on higher education will be a meta theme that we will tackle along with the exploration of modern higher education systems, institutions and student experiences of higher education through sociological lenses. With personalized advising from the instructor each student conducts independent (conceptual, empirical or applied) research leading to a capstone paper; thus, having an opportunity to generate original knowledge on a topic of their interest. The fact that we will engage in this class remotely from different locations opens up possibilities to look beyond Harvard and investigate higher education institutions and students closer to students' residences or online.  This course offers opportunities to gain perspectives into established and emerging areas of research into higher education and insights into today's changing higher education landscape at Harvard, in the United States and across the world.

Spring 2022

(Engaged Scholarship Course) SOCIOL1130 Student Leadership and Service in Higher Education (trailer)

This Undergraduate Engaged Scholarship Course specifically targets students in service and leadership roles at Harvard (e.g. student leaders in student organizations, students serving on University committees or as interns in University offices or programs, PAFs, HOCOs, UC members, Crimson, etc.). To these students it offers an opportunity to engage with scholarship from sociology of higher education to better understand and explore student agency in college contexts. Through hands-on student leadership development workshops built into the course, students will also develop skills that will help them in their roles. Students' grasp of concepts, such as university citizenship, mattering, belonging, community-building, and self-formation, is reinforced through their experiential learning in existing service and leadership roles on campus. Based on their campus role, students work on participatory action research and develop blueprint to change practice or policy.  This course challenges the traditional line of inquiry in sociology of higher education which focuses primarily on the effects of college on students. Instead, student action research projects demonstrate student agency and the impact students have on higher education communities at Harvard. 

You can see 2018 - 2021 student projects published as a digital book "Students in Service at Harvard" at: https://scalar.fas.harvard.edu/studentpower/index.

Mindich Program

Mindich Program for Engaged Scholarship at Harvard College

The Mindich Program for Engaged Scholarship (MPES) is focused on integrating academics and community engagement through innovations in teaching, learning and research. Engaged Scholarship promotes engagement across academic disciplines, diverse sectors of civic and community life, to connect academics to real-world questions, problems, and opportunities. Through courses, research, projects and partnerships, Engaged Scholarship stimulates student and faculty collaboration with community beyond the Harvard context.


See also

Past teaching