My research has historically situated itself around creating meaningful relationships with students to enhance deep engagement in learning. The specific focus has been on narrative and Jungian archetypes.
Today, I have expanded my research to include interspecies communication as a means of increasing empathy and awareness. I find myself asking the question “what knowledge best enables us to take care of ourselves, one another and the creatures that inhabit our planet?”
As a result, both my teaching and my research welcome a divergent, multi-faceted stance, welcoming ambiguity and a willingness to overturn assumptions. There is a tension in my research which mistrusts linear cause and effect and which promotes questions resulting from inquiry as much as answers. Imbedded in all of my teaching and research is a strong emotional connection and trust that emotions accompany engagement of all kinds.