Anyone who can’t explain his work to an eight-year-old is a charlatan.
I am always teaching, and I am always learning: in the classroom; in my office hours; in the laboratory; and in the library. I love interacting with students, discovering new ways to explain difficult concepts using words or graphics, and highlighting the way seemingly disparate technical concepts are linked by mathematics or physics or history. I strive to create an open and interactive classroom in which students and faculty are fully engaged with the material and with each other. Our Center for the Integration of Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship interviewed me about teaching here.