Cheryl has experience teaching college courses in archaeology, and she has designed and lead hands-on science activities for high school students.
College instructor, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
2010-2011, Instructor “World Archaeology”.
• Taught one section of world archaeology per semester with 60 – 70 students
• Designed and implemented course curriculum
• Supervised Teaching Assistant
2004, Teaching Assistant
• Taught lab sections of an introductory archaeology course with 15 students each
• Prepared and presented selected lectures for anthropology 101 courses with approximately 100 students each
• Lead review sessions before exams and answered student questions
Teaching and Mentoring, National Federation of the Blind summer Science Programs, Grades 9-12
Lead instructor (the sand box dig: simulated archaeological excavation), July 23-29, 2017, Towson University, Baltimore MD.
•Designed and taught an activity for 15 students where they learned about methods that archaeologists use to record a site
• Advanced preparation, consulted with co-instructor (via phone and email) to create lesson plan
• Devised nonvisual techniques for completing course material such as pre-notched boxes with string inserted to simulate a grid for recording location of objects buried in the excavation unit
Co-Instructor, (Forensics track) July 17-23, 2011, Towson University, Baltimore, MD.
•Designed and taught laboratory activities in a forensic anthropology course of 15 students emphasizing recording and documenting a crime scene or an archaeological excavation.
• Devised nonvisual techniques for completing course material such as creating tactile maps of excavation units by placing wicky sticks on Braille graph paper
• Briefed mentors on course material and nonvisual techniques before their students arrived.
Mentor, (architecture track) July 26-31, 2009, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
• Assisted three students with scheduled activities during day and evening hours, and chaperone them overnight in college dormitory.