My teaching focuses on the development of competent engineers and researchers who can apply theory and engineering judgement to solve real-world problems, and who can communicate and work effectively with others. This means teaching how to relate the theory and the examples to practical situations, and demonstrating how to select and use engineering tools.
I tailor my classes to maximize the time dedicated to problem solving rather than simply restating material that can be read from a textbook. This benefits students in a number of ways. First, they are more quickly able to integrate the theory through worked examples. Second, they are able to absorb the expert problem solving strategies and practical experience of the teacher. Finally, this guided approach to learning reduces the anxiety that many engineering students experience during the course of the semester when learning technical material.