TEACHING GOALS

Students learn best by doing. And that doing can involve lesson preparation, classroom participation, research, interactivity with other students, and other appropriate academic exercises. I believe that students must be motivated, and provoked, if necessary, toward recognizing the challenges of the coming years in a world changing at an ever-increasing rate.

The world is getting smaller. As differing populations and cultures commingle their activities and shrink the world arena through technology and new enterprises, societies will continue to modify their strategies and their expectations. And the world is getting more crowded. Population counts are increasing at a rate faster than that of the discovery of, and the development of, new resources. This will present greater conflicts and confrontations in the struggles for larger shares of social improvement and economic prosperity.

The university experience should provide students with guidance toward developing professional expertise, knowledge of the intricacies of the human experience, an appreciation of arts and the global environment, and skills of problem-solving and communication. My goals, then, are to challenge students to exploit their educational opportunities to their fullest, and also to provide guidance through their academic experiences.

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