The best way to get in touch with me is through email or by visiting me during office hours.
Email is often the fastest and most convenient way to get in touch with me. If you are a current student, check your course syllabus before emailing me as I will probably direct you to it if your question is answered there.
I will do my best to reply to emails within 24 hours during the working week, but I do not reply after 5pm or over the weekend, so plan accordingly, especially if you have questions about an upcoming assignment.
How to Write an Email
Writing effective, professional emails is a skill that you have to learn like any other. Read Laura Portwood-Stacer’s advice on how to email your professor. Follow these simple steps, and all your professors will be grateful.
My office hours will be posted in the course syllabus. Sign up for a slot ahead of time to make sure we have a chance to talk. At our appointment time, join my “Zoom office.”
What are Office Hours For?
Hint: they aren’t just for getting help! Office hours are an opportunity to talk about any concerns you may have in the course, but also about anything else. Interested in majoring in History or WGS? Want to talk about a film or podcast that you think is relevant to our course? Want to know more about my academic training? Have a favorite song you want to share? These are all valid reasons to visit me in office hours!
Before you go any further, watch Andrew Ishak’s “What are Office Hours” video. It explains all the ways to use office hours and why it’s often the best way to get answers from your professors.
It’s easier to address concerns at the beginning of the course than at the end, so I encourage you to come to office hours early and often. If you cannot make my office hours times, we can arrange a separate meeting. Just email me to find a time.
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