Teaching

 

From Dr. Sandefur:

My interest in teaching is driven by a strong belief that education should be accessible to everyone, regardless of background. Education advances society, uplifts communities, and fosters individual growth and development. It is a particularly useful tool for developing resources within communities of color and other underprivileged groups. As an educator, I have many goals and every student is equally important. However, my passion for teaching comes from the belief that diversity in education, and in particular, diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), is vitally important to our society and our understanding of the world. Promoting diversity in the classroom, interdisciplinary approaches, incorporation of research in the curriculum, accessibility of knowledge and application, and creative and critical independent thinking are the frameworks of my teaching philosophy.

Some of my current teaching interests are: