Project Director in Duke Master Interdisciplinary Data Science (MIDS) Program (2020-2021)
Duke Student Program DATA+; mentoring a team of students through a big data project (2018)
Teacher Assistant in Leadership course, Professor Modupe Columbia Management Executive Education (2012-2014)
My mission is to motivate students to enjoy self-development and acquisition of new knowledge, as much as I do. By providing theoretical knowledge and practical tools, I guide my students to experiment and engage in challenging tasks. A rewarding part for me is to observe that my students employ the practices I have taught them and succeed in their courses and careers.
I truly enjoy working with graduate and undergraduate students mentoring them on their path of developing research skills. I work with a diverse group of students, guiding them from the beginning of a research project to its completion. I teach my students how to organize experiments, manage data, and develop scientific summaries from the literature. Together we work on analyzing and presenting our findings at meetings and in publications. For their exceptional efforts, some of my students became co-authors in poster presentations and journal publications. I motivate, encourage, and mentor them on their way of becoming better scholars and researchers.
Many of my students have said that working with me encouraged them to pursue graduate programs. It is extremely gratifying to see the success of my mentees and I am proud that several of my students entered various competitive master programs with my recommendation letters.
Research Mentoring of undergraduate students:
Yasmeen Abdullah Ibrahim
Teaching Assistant Experience
Being a teacher assistant in multiple MBA classes, I organized negotiation exercises, graded assignments, wrote personalized feedback. I also frequently addressed student’s inquiries on specific feedback of their case analyses during one-on-one sessions. My goal is not only to ensure that students know what steps they need to take to improve their performance, but also that they are motivated to do so.
Assisting in MBA classes, taught me to actively explore and evaluate theoretical knowledge, and constantly update course materials helping students to benefit from the most recent research. I constantly work on improving the way I present materials making sure that the majority of the students can relate to the information provided. Additionally, I frequently engage in self-learning practices including videotaping, analyzing my presentations and, at times, consulting with professional instructors.
Future Teaching Interests
I welcome the opportunity to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the following areas: decision-making, leadership, communications, introduction to psychology, behavioral economics, decision making, data science, statistics in R, and research methods.
I am gratified by the positive feedback I have received thus far on my presentations, my work with MBA students, and mentoring efforts. I look forward to honing my teaching style and making a continuous impact in the classroom as I progress throughout my career.