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My life and career have been guided by several teachers that both encouraged me and challenged me to be my best. Similarly, I strive to be a kind, considerate, and helpful professor that cares about my students while challenging them to think critically. My teaching style is largely influenced by the constructivism learning theory, which argues that students play an active role in the learning process, and the humanism learning theory, which focuses on supporting students so that they can reach self-actualization.
I enjoy reading for fun, listening to true crime podcasts, cooking, spending time outdoors, traveling, crafting, competitive rifle shooting, and raising animals. I look forward to becoming part of the St. Bonaventure community!
I have an athletic career in competitive rifle shooting, which, while not well-known, is an Olympic and NCAA Division 1 sport. I was a three-time NCAA National Champion with the WVU Rifle Team and medaled multiple times at both the national and international level, including a 3rd place finish at the 2016 Olympic Trials. I enjoyed traveling across the U.S. and around the world (Germany, Spain, South Korea, and the Czech Republic) for competitions with the U.S. National Shooting Team.