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

Senior Lecturer

December 2020 - Present

University of Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom

  • BE575 - Building Information Modeling.

  • BE415 - Introduction to Built Environment.


Assistant Professor of Engineering

Fall 2016 - December 2020

Construction Management Program

California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA

    • CMGT 410 - Building Information Modeling

    • CMGT 610 - Building Information Modeling

    • CMGT 640 - Construction Project Management

    • 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


Virtual Reality BIM Engineering Summer Camp Instructor and Coordinator

Spring 2018 – December 2020

Construction Management Program

California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA

  • Designing educational experiences for high school students from the Hayward District.

  • Teaching high school students how to design architectural models in SketchUp and Revit and develop virtual reality engineering prototypes.


Cal State East Bay Italy Study Abroad Coordinator

Fall 2017 – December 2020

Construction Management Program

California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA

  • Designing and developing educational experiences in historical architecture and construction in Orvieto Italy.

  • On-site coordinating and managing student cohorts in Orvieto Italy.


Associated Schools of Construction Annual Student Competition Advisor

Fall 2017 – December 2020

Construction Management Program

California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA

  • Advised construction management students in the Virtual Design and Construction competition.

  • Secured funding, organized, and directed the student trip.


Adjunct Professor of Architecture

Fall 2018 – Fall 2019

Architecture Department

Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

  • ARCH 127 – Introduction to Revit


Faculty Learning Program Fellow

Fall 2017 – Fall 2018

College of Science

California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA

  • Participated in the College of Science’s Faculty Learning Program for STEM education and active learning.

  • Developed an educational game to train and engage students in design reviews of educational buildings.


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 the 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 students' 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 the 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 students' 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.