Teaching

Dr. Barr is currently teaching classes in the Department of Women’s & Gender Studies at Towson University and works as a visiting lecturer in the Gender & Women’s Studies Department at UMBC. Previously, she taught in the Communication Arts and Gender and Women’s Studies Departments at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Barr is currently a member of UMBC’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) Innovation for Teaching Effectiveness (INNOVATE) Certificate program. Her commitment to teaching and learning was also recognized by the Teaching Academy of University of Wisconsin-Madison when she was inducted as a Future Faculty Partner in 2014. Future faculty partners are graduate teaching assistants who are recognized for their deep commitment to higher education.

Dr. Barr’s teaching philosophy is rooted in feminist principles and pedagogy. As an instructor, she is continually learning from her students. She believes in questioning power dynamics in the classroom and beyond. In order to do this, Dr. Barr encourages honest conversations about difficult topics, and likes to have her students create safer space policies in order to help them feel comfortable sharing personal experiences.

teaching academy induction 2014

Teaching

Dr. Barr is currently teaching classes in the Department of Women’s & Gender Studiesat Towson University and the Gender & Women’s Studies Department at UMBC. Previously, she taught in the Communication Arts and Gender and Women’s Studies Departments at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Barr’s commitment to teaching and learning was recognized by the Teaching Academy of University of Wisconsin-Madison when she was inducted as a Future Faculty Partner in 2014. Future faculty partners are graduate teaching assistants who are recognized for their deep commitment to higher education.

Dr. Barr’s teaching philosophy is rooted in feminist principles and pedagogy. As an instructor, she is continually learning from her students. She believes in questioning power dynamics in the classroom and beyond. In order to do this, Dr. Barr encourages honest conversations about difficult topics, and likes to have her students create safer space policies in order to help them feel comfortable sharing personal experiences.

teaching academy induction 2014

Teaching Experience:

Instructor of Record

  • Communication Arts 472: Rhetoric and Technology (UW-Madison)
  • Gender and Women’s Studies 210: Introduction to Critical Sexuality Studies (UMBC)
  • Gender and Women’s Studies 300: Methodologies of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies (UMBC)
  • Gender and Women’s Studies 378: Women, Gender, and Science (UMBC)
  • Women’s and Gender Studies 231: Women in Perspective [online] (Towson University)
  • Women’s and Gender Studies 233: International Perspectives on Women (Towson University)
  • Women’s and Gender Studies 333: Women’s Words, Women’s Lives (Towson University)
  • Women’s and Gender Studies 337: Feminist Theory (Towson University)

Teaching Assistant

  • Communication Arts 372: Rhetoric of Campaigns and Revolutions
  • Communication Arts 472: Rhetoric and Technology
  • Communication Arts 370: Great Speakers and Speeches
  • Communication Arts 360: Introduction to Rhetoric, Politics, and Culture
  • Communication Arts 100: Introduction to Speech Communication
  • Gender and Women’s Studies 103: Women and Their Bodies in Health and Disease