Teaching has many facets. Something I love about teaching is that it provides the opportunity to share what I've learned. I have a passion for learning, and I can model this passion to students by encouraging critical thinking in the classroom, connecting with students and drawing out their understanding. I believe it's important to demonstrate the relevancy of what I'm teaching, so I try to merge elements of both my research and real-world practice into the course content whenever I can, and I especially enjoy integrating technology when appropriate -- many students seem to enjoy technology. I believe creativity, fairness, mutual respect, and organization are some of the qualities that I bring to the classroom. One of the greatest joys of teaching is seeing former students succeed in their own careers with professional and ethical responsibility, taking into account the economic, environmental, as well as societal impacts of their decisions.
Professional Highlights & Honors
In the News
Analytics reported on a computational tool developed by a team led by Andrew Trapp, associate professor in the Foisie Business School, to help humanitarian aid organizations significantly improve refugees’ chances of successfully resettling and integrating into a new country.
The Worcester Business Journal reported on how with a one-year, $145,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), researchers in the Foisie Business School will explore how analytical tools commonly used in industry can be employed to attack human trafficking networks worldwide by ferreting out the supply chains that sustain them.