Welcome

I am currently a lecturer in Engineering Sciences.

From 2016-2021, I was the Director of the Fellowships and Writing Center at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. For six years, I was a Lecturer in History and Literature at Harvard College, where I taught in in the fields of the Medieval World, the Early Modern World, European Studies, the Modern World, and American Studies. In that capacity, I taught junior tutorials on “Modes of Human Commonality in Early Modern Europe,” “Shifting Identities in Chinese-American History and Literature, 1850-Present,” as well as senior tutorials in “Law, Religion, and Narrative in Post-Multicultural Britain,” “Human Dignity and Asylum Law in Contemporary Britain,” “Law and Place in Shakespeare,” “Royal Tombs in Seventeenth-Century France,” “Medieval German Images of Intercession,” “Historiography and Humanism in Seventeenth-Century Ireland,” “Tragedy in Contemporary American Poetry,” “Peng-chun Chang and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” and “Between China and the US: Transnational Myth and Pilgrimage.” I have advised master's theses on Henry James and on creative writing. 

I have lectured at SEAS and in the Department of Physics. I have also taught History of Science, English, and Comparative Literature. I have been awarded The Academy of American Poets Prize, The Florence Annette Wing Prize in English, The Dorothy Wainwright Sonnet Prize, and The Marjorie Butler Sternberg Poetry Prize. At Harvard, I have been awarded the John Clive Teaching Prize and the Thomas T. Hoopes Prize. I have also been recognized multiple times for Excellence in Teaching by the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning.  In 2013, I won The Joseph R. Levenson Memorial Teaching Prize from the Undergraduate Council of Harvard College. In 2020, I received a Commendation for Extraordinary Teaching from the Office of Undergraduate Education at Harvard College. I served for several years on the Board of First-Year Advisers for Harvard College.