Interdisciplinary Studies Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Undergraduate Studies at California Institute of Integral Studies

2010 – present.

Courses (hybrid online and in-person) taught in CIIS Bachelor of Arts Completion Program:

  • Self and Society
  • Modern Perspectives
  • Integral Learning
  • Community and Culture
  • Knowledge and Inquiry
  • Research Writing
  • Global Studies
  • Social Change
  • Senior Project
  • Art and Social Change
  • Dialogue and Community Development

 This Bachelor of Arts Completion program serves adult learners, offering a degree in interdisciplinary studies. The teaching approach of this program is based in critical pedagogy, focusing on relationship-building and a collaborative learning environment, praxis (the cycle of action and reflection), situated knowledge, the co-creation of knowledge, and integral learning.

Courses taught in MFA Program: Writing, Consciousness and Creative Inquiry at CIIS

  • Teaching Practicum
  • Interdisciplinary Pedagogy

Course taught in Anthropology and Social Change at CIIS

  • Independent Study, Representations of Deviance: Race, Gender and Criminalization

Course co-taught in Women’s Spirituality Program at CIIS with Alka Arora

  • Spiritual Activism and Social Transformation


  • Integral Teaching Fellowship faculty mentor
  • AWARE (Awakening to Whiteness and Racism Everywhere) student group faculty mentor

Founding Faculty & Adjunct Assistant Professor of BA Completion Program at Sofia University


Online Courses:

  •  Methods of Inquiry: Qualitative Research
  •  Social & Cultural Perspectives: Activism, Community and Citizenship
  •  Social & Cultural Perspectives: Global Studies
  •  Media Studies
  •  Community Leadership
  •  Critical Thinking: How to Read Like a Writer

B.A. in Liberal Arts encompasses humanities, social sciences and physical sciences—it allows for a truly interdisciplinary educational experience.  We believe interdisciplinary education offers the best opportunity for engaged and rigorous academics while keeping student learning and experience at its core.  It requires students to become better thinkers, writers and citizens.  It is education that acknowledges the complexities and varied relationships students will (and do) face in their lives.  The Liberal Arts provide the analytic, technological and human tools to work with information across and among disciplines.


Instructor, Hutchins School of Liberal Studies at Sonoma State University, co-taught with Mutombo M’Panya

  • Course: The Production of Meaning: Practice of Culture

Fall 2008 and Spring 2010.


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