Meet Our Faculty

Meet our faculty

They hail from countries around the world and bring with them long lists of impressive credentials: UWC-USA’s faculty are committed to their profession, their students, and to the school’s mission.

UWC-USA faculty are not only experts in their respected fields, but they also share a commitment to the UWC mission and a belief in the students who will carry it forward.

“How can there be peace without people understanding each other; and how can this be if they don’t know each other?”

Audrey

Biology / Sports & Exercise
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Ben

Science
What do you love about teaching?

I love teaching because it is an active, dynamic job. Every day is unique, every class is unique, every student is unique. I am always on my feet, trying to find the most effective way to communicate with my students and engage them in the complex and challenging topics we cover.

What do you do on the weekends?

I hang out with my partner and our two kids, go for hikes in the Pecos Wilderness, play music, and work on rehabbing our old adobe house.

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What’s your favorite food?

Ethiopian food! And New Mexican food, of course.

What’s the most unusual or esoteric topic you’ve researched?

I spent four months traveling around the Pacific Northwest surveying elusive and endangered aquatic lichens.

BS, Antioch College

MS, New Mexico Highlands University

Brett

Mathematics
What do you love about teaching?

I savor the opportunity to help students consider the world from a new perspective, think hard about difficult problems, and discover who and how they should be in the world. Working at a UWC gives me ample opportunity to pursue all of these areas of instruction, which has made it an ideal fit for me as an instructor.

What do you do on the weekends?

As often as possible, I like to travel with my family to our cabin at nearby Morphy Lake. The solitude and natural setting tend to settle me and create a space in which I can recharge my mental and emotional reserves.

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What’s your favorite food?

Sushi

What’s the most unusual or esoteric topic you’ve researched?

Not exactly esoteric, but the phenomenology of Heidegger massively reshaped my understanding of the world.

BA, University of Oklahoma

MA, New Mexico Highlands University

Camille

Language
What do you love about teaching?

That it is really about being present and responding to what is going on in the classroom moment to moment. Basically, what I enjoy about teaching is that it is about learning!

What do you do on the weekends? 

We (my partner and 2 teenage children) live on a ranch, so I play with my horses, goats, chickens, dogs and cats… And we all try to carve a little time to dance together.

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What’s your favorite food?

Southern Indian Dosas and Sambar.

What’s the most unusual or esoteric topic you’ve researched?

The relationship between Samkhya, one of the major Indian Darsanas (Philosophies) and human embryology and its magical developmental patterns.

Education

M.A. Performance, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of London UK

Graduate Diploma in Dance, Middlesex University, London, UK

End of Studies Diploma in Ballet and Contemporary Dance, Dance Conservatory of Nantes, France

Chris

Global Politics / English
What do you love about teaching?

I love seeing how the classroom discussions and theories and readings can help change how students see the world.

What do you do on the weekends?

I enjoy a looooong pot of tea on weekend mornings and read and run and take naps.

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What’s your favorite food?

South Asian curries of all kind: rajma masala, chicken curry, vindaloos, chana masala…

What is the most unusual or esoteric topic you’ve researched?

Travel and mountaineering narratives from the Himalayas, mostly written by British Oxbridge alumni and army vets who go on grand tours and write self-deprecating accounts of their travels.

Education

BA in English Literature, Luther College

MA in Literary Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Sam

Science
What do you love about teaching?

The students, Experiential Education program, play productions, physics, mathematics and Theory of Knowledge.

What do you do on the weekends?

Play chess and go to church.

 

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What’s your favorite food?

Oh-noh-Kowswey.

What’s the most unusual or esoteric topic you’ve researched?

International schools in India and abroad.

BSc and MSc, Bangalore University

BEd, Mysore University

MEd, Madurai University

Doctorate, Sardar Patel University

EdD, Columbia University

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