Cheryl’s Teaching Experience

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.