In May 2020, I received the General Mills Award for Exemplary Teaching for my work as a teaching assistant at Cornell University.
As a doctoral student at Cornell, I developed a course based on my research. The course is offered as an advanced ILR elective, in the Organizational Behavior department, to both undergraduate and graduate students at Cornell University.
Title: The Ownership, Protection, & Theft of Ideas (Offered Fall 2020) Course Description:Who owns ideas? What is idea theft and how does it influence decision making and behavior in organizations? How does idea ownership, protection, and theft manifest in diverse contexts, such as the music industry, cannabis entrepreneurship, and independent invention? How do individuals protect their intellectual property, and what do they do when they have no legal support in that protection? In The Ownership, Protection, & Theft of Ideas, such questions are explored from both an academic and a practical perspective. The objectives of this course are for students to gain a multidisciplinary perspective on intellectual property; to think critically about how individuals, groups, and organizations conceptualize idea ownership and theft; and to generate insight into how the growth of the knowledge economy has changed the way individuals think about idea theft. Topics covered in this course include: the philosophy of idea ownership, intellectual property law (patents, copyright, and trademarks), unconscious idea theft, and idea theft in organizations. We will explore these topics within both conventional and contemporary contexts, like traditional organizations, independent invention, music, and the growing cannabis industry.
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (undergraduate), Cornell University, Spring 2017
TA and Instructor of 5 recitation sections, Average Overall Teaching Ability: 5.0 / 5.0
Introduction to Organizational Behavior (undergraduate), Cornell University, Fall 2016
TA and Instructor of 2 recitation sections, Average Overall Teaching Ability: 4.71 / 5.0
Negotiation Essentials (graduate, MBA), Cornell University, Fall 2016
Student Research Supervision
Honors Thesis Supervision
William Donnely, B.S. ILR, Senior Honors Thesis on Creativity (2017-2018)
Ryan McCurry, B.S. ILR, Senior Honors Thesis on Intellectual Property in Academic Entrepreneurship (2019-2020)