BENJAMIN WILLIAM MANN portrait
  • Graduate Teaching Asst (E), Communication
503-333-1034

Current Courses

Summer 2019

  • COMM 1270-090
    Analysis Of Argument
  • COMM 3070-001
    Comm And Gender
    Location: GC 4680 (GC 4680)

Spring 2019

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy emphasizes three key components: intersectionality, individualized learning, and critical consciousness. First, I work to maintain a classroom environment that respects the intersection of experiences that form individual identities of students, including race, age, class, gender, sex, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, and neourology. Second, I work to foster learning in students through individualized learning, allowing students to apply concepts learned from the class to pursue areas of interest. Finally, I work to foster critical consciousness by encouraging self-reflexivity, perspective-taking, and awareness of institutions and ideologies that influence contemporary life.