Instructor background information

A brief history of teaching and my teaching approach

I have been an instructor of political science since the year 2000 just after my son Joss was born. I taught in Kamloops and soon was called to teach in Nanaimo.  I have instructed political science courses at Queen's University, Thompson Rivers University, Vancouver Island University, Camosun College, Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria. 


As a local activist, community colleges at that time wanted to connect with local people and not only had I a Master's degree from Queen's University in Kingston, I also worked with street susceptible people, women and sex-trade workers in Kamloops.


After five years of teaching and what seemed like a strong demand I began my PhD studies at Simon Fraser University. I worked with James Busumtwi-Sam for several years until I was asked by the University of Victoria to come and teach as a sessional instructor for a few years.


I moved my two children and myself to Victoria BC in 2008 and have stayed here to see them through graduation.

I also stay because it is beautiful, I have got engaged and my medical doctor's are amazing!


At UVIC I taught African Politics and the Politics of Development. I enjoyed that experience immensely and eventually transferred my PhD to UVIC and graduated there in 2014.


My teaching approach can be summed up as human. I really value the people with whom I get to share great ideas . It is important to me to share what I know but it is always important to learn and listen. 


I believe all people at any age can be our teachers. 



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