As an educator, I integrate cutting edge qualitative and quantitative gerontological and sociological research into courses I teach. I have students consume the classics, but I also have them engage with scholarly publications from respected journals. I trust that having them read and critically engage with research will help develop their sociological and gerontological imaginations. I have nearly two decades of experience teaching undergraduate and graduate students. During this time I have become skilled in designing curricula and disseminating information concerning age related topics and issues. I am a passionate instructor, appreciating the opportunities and challenges of communicating knowledge while mentoring students and working with other collaborators. Having considerable undergraduate and graduate teaching experience in several types of courses, I am capable and enjoy teaching courses on gerontology, medical sociology, thanatology, research methods, and health policy.