ACADEMIC, COMMUNITY & ONLINE TEACHING

 
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I love teaching, and thrive in a number of learning environments, including university teaching, continuing studies, community teaching, and online education.

 

Ryerson university

Undergraduate Courses


chang school of continuing education

Continuing Education Courses


uNIVERSITY of tORONTO school of continuing studies

Mythology, Religion, Sci-Fi Fantasy Continuing Education Courses



 

THE MODERN MYTHOLOGY SCHOOL

ONLINE EDUCATION
 
My ENTREPRENEURIAL brand, Power of Myth, harnesses
mythological insight for practical application in modern daily life.

course offering are located at

THE MODERN MYTHOLOGY SCHOOL

 

 
 
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2017-present    Ryerson University: Course Instructor, Department of Philosophy
    “World Religions” 

2017-present    Ryerson University: Course Instructor
The Chang School of Continuing Education
        “World Religions” 

2010-present    University of Toronto: Course Instructor, School of Continuing Studies
 “Myth and Meaning: Telling Tales” 
“The Bhagavad Gita and Beyond”
“Wisdom Traditions”
“Myths of Middle-earth”
“Goddesses around the Globe”
“Religion, Science Fiction, and Fantasy”
“Myth and Modernity”
“Approaches to Meaning, East and West”

2015-        University of Toronto
Guest Lecturer, Department for the Study of Religion
RLG310: The Ramayana
RLG246: Karma and Dharma in Indic Traditions
RLG205: Introduction to South Asian Religions
RLG100: Introduction to World Religions

2014        University of Calgary
Course Instructor, Department of Religious Studies
RELS 307: “Popular Hinduism”

2011-2014    University of Calgary
Guest Lecturer, Department of Religious Studies
RELS 205: The Nature of Religion
RELS 201: World Religions – Western (2 classes; 1 online)
RELS 203: World Religions – Eastern  (4 classes)
RELS 347: Scripture and Religions (2 classes)
RELS 303: Intro to Hinduism (4 classes)
RELS 307: Popular Hinduism (4 classes)
GRST 309: Comparative Mythology
RELS 451 Seminar: Hindu Narrative Literature (2 classes)

2011-2013    University of Calgary
Teaching Assistant, Religious Studies
2013     RELS 203: World Religions
2012     RELS 203: World Religions
2011      RELS 307: Popular Hinduism

2007-2009    Nipissing University
Teaching Assistant, Department of Religions and Cultures
2009     RLCT 1025: Introduction to World Religions
2008     RLCT 1025: Introduction to World Religions
2008     RLCT 1025: Introduction to World Religions
2007     RLCT 1025: Introduction to World Religions 

2007-2010    University of Toronto
Teaching Assistant, Department for the Study of Religion
2010     RLG 206:  Introduction to the Buddhism
2009    RLG 206:  Introduction to the Buddhism
2008     RLG 205:  Introduction to South Asian Religions
2007      RLG100:  Introduction to World Religions

Professional Development TEACHING

2017    “Educational Entrepreneurship: Monetizing Your Expertise through Digital Teaching” Graduate Student Roundtable Presentation (American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, San Antonio, USA), November 18. 

2016    “Valuing Your Work, Working Your Values” Graduate Student Roundtable Presentation (American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, San Antonio, USA), November 21.

2015    “Dealing with The Dossier: A Proactive Approach to Documenting Your Teaching.” Graduate Student Roundtable Presentation (American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Atlanta, USA), November 21.

2014    “Managing Your Thesis: Tools Towards Empowerment.” Graduate Student Presentation (American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, San Diego, USA), November 23.

2013    “How to Thrive in Graduate Studies: The Tips You Won't Find In Your Departmental Handbook.” Graduate Student Presentation (American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Baltimore, USA), November 23.

Community Teaching EXPERIENCE

2016- Instructor, Power of Myth, Toronto
            “Faces of Power.” (6-week course)    
            “Effective Leadership.” (4-week course)      
            “Own Your Story” (4-week course)       
            “Balancing Relationships” (4-week course)      
            “Awakening Power” (4-week course)

2015 - Instructor, Kasyapa Institute, Toronto
            “Myths of the Mother.” (4-week course)    
            “Human Nature in the Indian Epics.” (8-week course)
            “Ancient Tales for Modern Times.” (4-week course)

2011 - Instructor, Wonderworks, Toronto
            “Faces of Fertility: Goddesses and Water Worship” (6-week course).

2010 - Instructor, Renaissance, Toronto
           “Encountering the Māhāvidyās: Visions and Revisions of the Feminine Divine” (12-week course).

Pedagogical Training

2013                Instructional Skills Workshop, Teaching and Learning Centre, Calgary

Teaching Interests   

Storytelling and Narrative Texts; Comparative Mythology; World Religions; Religion and Sci-Fi/Fantasy; Goddess Traditions; Literary Studies; Personal Growth. 

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION
2017-               Community Manager, Mirasee
2016-               Owner and Operator, Power of Myth (digital academy), Toronto
2015                Director (full-time: 8 months), Kasyapa Institute, Toronto
2012                Network Manager, S.A.V.I. Research Network (full-time: 4 months), University of Toronto.
2010-2011       Financial Officer (full-time: 13 months), University of Toronto.
1999-2003       Office Assistant (half-time), Toronto District School Board