From ESL, Iron Age Coins and Greek and Roman History to Forensics and Local History, my teaching philosophy reflects my interests in collaborative and inquiry based learning.

Investigation is a central tenet of archaeology. So, instead of intimidating, full-frontal lecturing, or dictatorial seminars, I prefer student-centred inquiry based teaching that encourages learning by questioning what we see in the world around us.



I want students to see their class as a community.  To this end, I enjoy using and developing on-line resources to foster research and student interest. My background in Web 2.0, gained during joint-work with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Leicester, has been of great help in developing my perception of the internet as a platform for information sharing, user-centred design and collaborative research.


Archaeology Instructor, Continuing Education, Elder College (November 2016, April-May 2017) 

  • Archaeological Explorations
  • Introduction to Archaeology

Volunteer Programmer (February 2013 to August 2013)

  • CSI Vancouver Day Camps
  • ESL Tours
  • Forensic Sciences School Tours

Volunteer Public Outreach Officer (May 2012 to November 2012)

  • Late Iron Age and Roman Coin Workshop

TA, School of Archaeology and Ancient History (October 2008 – May 2011)

  • History of Ancient Greece, First Year Module (AH 1010)
  • Iron Age and Roman Archaeology, Second-Year Module (AH 2033)
  • History of Ancient Rome, First-Year Module (AH1011)

Teaching Assistant, Classics, Near Eastern and Religious Studies (September 2003 – May 2004)
  • Latin for Medical Knowledge, Third-Year Module (CLST 301)


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