Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

My research-informed teaching applies theories of active experience-based learning using innovative approaches. These approached aim to reinforce students’ skills such as problem-solving and active learning. Using strategies such as in-class hands-on activities, multimedia tools, and educational video games, I apply constructivist and social cognitive learning theories. These theories promote learning-by-doing as a more effective, motivating, and engaging learning experience. Through these active and interactive teaching opportunities, students build their knowledge, confidence, and time and social management skills to continue to succeed in the competitive building industry. My approach to teaching students in construction disciplines directly responds to the AEC industry demand for our future workforce to have not only sufficient domain knowledge and technical skills but also strong interpersonal skills. In my teaching and mentoring, I prepare students for the ever-changing and demanding construction industry by challenging them to solve problems collaboratively, using the latest tools and the technology, while achieving environmental and quality demands.

Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Fall 2016 - Present

Construction Management Program

California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA

    • CMGT 410 - Building Information Modeling
    • CMGT 610 - Building Information Modeling
    • ENGR 200 - Introduction to Engineering and Design
    • CMGT 345 - Building Codes and Commissioning
    • CMGT 650 - Construction Project Management, Planning, and Scheduling
    • ENGR 1420 - Engineering Graphics
    • CMGT 4100 - Engineering Graphics for Construction Managers
    • CMGT 4400 - Estimating in Construction
    • CMGT 4500 - Construction Project Planning and Control, Computer Tools
    • CMGT 6100 - Engineering Graphics for Construction Managers
    • CMGT 6500 - Construction Project Planning and Control, Computer Tools


Faculty Learning Community Fellow

Winter 2017 – Spring 2017

California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA

    • Participated in the Office of Faculty Development’s Faculty Learning Community for Early Career Faculty
    • Developed Teaching and Research Management Frameworks for Future Faculty

Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Instructor

Fall 2015

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

AE475 - Building Construction Engineering 1

    • Presented on foundation, steel, concrete, and envelope building systems
    • Coordinated industry guest lectures and construction site visits
    • Presented on generation of estimates, schedules, and site utilization plans

Construction Option Liaison

Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

ARCH 442 - The Collaborative Studio

    • Presented on the role of BIM Execution Planning
    • Assisted faculty in grading students’ BIM Execution Plans
    • Guest judge in student’s milestone presentations
    • Supported construction students in their integration process

Co-Instructor

Fall 2013, Fall 2014

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

AE597F - Virtual Facility Prototyping

    • Presented on the use of interactive video game engines
    • Presented on the generation of virtual prototypes for the AEC industry
    • Presented on generation of BIM, 3D and 4D modelling, and clash detection

Invited Guest Lecturer

Spring 2014, Fall 2014

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

AE372 - Introduction to the Building Industry

    • Presented on the role of 4D modeling and simulation
    • Taught the design of 4D models

Invited Guest Lecturer

Spring 2014, Fall 2014

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

ARCH441, AE472 - Introduction to BIM Execution Planning

    • Presented on the role of BIM Execution Planning
    • Assisted faculty in grading students’ BIM Execution Plans
    • Guest judge in student’s milestone presentations

Teacher Assistant

Summer 2008, Summer 2009

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY

Summer STEM Program - Civil Engineering Program

    • Presented on sustainable design, structural and water resources engineering
    • Prepared class projects in concrete mixing and green design

Laboratory Assistant

Spring 2009

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY

CE131 - Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering

    • Laboratory assistant and lecturer
    • Soil analysis and testing