I am a keen observer of the human condition, both as a researcher and as an educator. I have come to understand education as a social endeavor, first and foremost. If done well, it emerges from the interaction between people via the content they are involving themselves with. To that end, I provide a variety of experiences in a safe environment so learners may explore their interests and grow new ones. My expertise, therefore, is managing that process professionally and carefully so that content can transform into actionable knowledge.
In research and in life, I find value in separating what one knows from what one believes, and to specify reasons for the two. I respect principled people even if I do not share their principles. Given the breadth of my interests, life will likely be too short to explore them all but I stand to try anyway.