Kindra’s approach to teaching is driven by two principles. First, post-secondary education is a social good that should be accessible to a variety of students with different learning styles, backgrounds, and perspectives. Second, the self is valuable and indispensable, worthy of reflection, care, exploration, and improvement.
Her courses foster engaging environments for a variety of learning styles. Class formats offer a combination of organized discussion, written reflection, peer-learning, visualization, and lecture. She requires students to think through a variety of intersectional and interdisciplinary approaches and perspectives, which is a necessary skill for collaboration and the solving of social and environmental issues.
In addition to encouraging and creating the space for dynamic student learning, she also makes time for student meditation, self-reflection, pursuing personal academic interests, and identification of self within the class content. Kindra believes that students are indispensable and have a voice and power in their social-environmental world. It is her goal to tease that out.
Instructor of Record:
- SOC 304: Community Environment Society (2019)
- SOC 311: Research Methods (2020)
- SOC 204: Introduction to Sociology (2017, 2018)
- SOC 310: Development of Sociological Theory (2017)
- SOC 311: Research Methods (2019, 2020)
- SOC 313: Social Issues and Movements (2016)
- SOC 345: Experiencing Racial and Ethnic Diversity (2020)
- SOC 345: Race and Ethnicity (2021)
- SOC 370: Urban Sociology (2018)
- SOC 380: Crime, Deviance, and Social Control (2019)
- SOC 399: Forest Fires and Society (2020)