Teaching Experience

UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

I have had the opportunity to teach advanced workshops, as a university course instructor, give guest lectures on topics in my area of expertise, and work with students individually as an advisor, as well as in classroom settings as a teaching assistant.

Course Instructor

  • 2012    Energetic Approach to Food Webs (co-taught advanced food web theory course), International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) South American Institute for Fundamental Research (SAIFR), Sao Paulo, Brazil

Guest Lecturer

Workshop Leader

  • 2012     Scientific Modeling: graduate workshops in Mathematica (graduate & advanced undergraduate level), University of Guelph

Teaching Assistant

  • 2012    Ecology, University of Guelph
  • 2012    Community Ecology, University of Guelph
  • 2011    Introduction to Biodiversity, University of Guelph
  • 2010    Population Ecology, University of Guelph
  • 2007    Wildlife Conversation and Management, University of Guelph
  • 2006    Biology I, University of Guelph
  • 2006    Community Ecology, University of Guelph
  • 2005    Humans in the Natural World, University of Guelph

Student Advising

  • 2016    Kaela Vogel, Ph.D. student, Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis (graduate advising w/ Professor Hastings).  Project collaboration in development of scientific software on the role of pseudospectral methods in food web stability.
  • 2015    Yuzhao Li, Ph.D. student, Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis (graduate advising w/ Professor Hastings).  Informal mentorship on the use of dynamical systems for analyzing empirical data.
  • 2011    Mike Yodzis, B.Sc. student, Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph (undergraduate advising w/ Professor McCann).  Mentored student development of lab software for analyzing large food web networks. Mike has since completed M.Sc. in Mathematics and Statistics at University of Guelph.
  • 2011    Lauren Jarvis, B.Sc. student, Integrative Biology, University of Guelph (undergraduate advising w/ Professor McCann). Co-advised on theoretical aspects of her undergraduate thesis and assisted with project supervision. Lauren has since completed M.Sc. in Integrative Biology, University of Guelph.

Mentor

  • 2018    Google Summer of Code, Differential Equations project for the Julia Language
  • 2017    Google Summer of Code, Differential Equations project for the Julia Language