My teaching method tends to be discussion based but I adapt to meet my students' needs. Students can expect a variety of small and large group activities (based on class size), creative projects, critical analysis, and materials that are related to lived experiences and the larger society.
I am an instructor at PSU and UP and have taught classes of 3 to 55 students on my own. I achieved all but dissertation (ABD) status in sociology and I teach classes on sociology around inequalities and I teach interdisciplinary classes related to family, sexuality, gender, and popular culture.
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ABD in Sociology, Washington State University Pullman, WA, 2012
M.A. in Sociology with a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies, University of South Florida (USF)- Tampa, FL, 2009
B.A. in Sociology, minors in Women’s Studies and Anthropology in Multicultural Studies, University of Central Florida (UCF) - Orlando, FL, 2007
Minors and Certificates
Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies (USF): 2009
Certified by the USF Center for 21st Century Teaching Excellence for completing 20 hours of (voluntary) teaching workshops: Summer 2008
Undergraduate Minors in Women’s Studies and Anthropology in Multicultural Studies: 2007
Instructor at University of Portland (UP)
Introduction to Sociology: Fall 2015- current
Instructor at Portland State University (PSU)
Families and Society: regularly since Spring 2016
Gender and Sexualities: regularly since Fall 2014 (including fully online version)
Examining Popular Culture- Fall 2017
In addition to developing my classes and teaching, I periodically assist with program evaluation in the University Studies department, assessing student’s writing and critical thinking against departmental standards and assessing applications for the department’s mentoring program.
Instructor at Washington State University-Vancouver (WSUV)
Urban Poverty: Summer 2014
Sociology of Gender: Fall 2013, Summer 2014
Sociology of Education: Summer 2013, Spring 2014
Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality: Spring 2013
Social Inequalities: Fall 2012
Instructor at Washington State University (WSU)
Sociology of Family: Online; Summer 2012
Sociology of Gender: multi-campus class; Spring 2012
Instructor at University of South Florida (USF)
Social Problems: Spring 2009
Graduate Teaching Assistant at WSU Fall 2009- Spring 2012
I assisted in classes ranging from 100 to 500 students including Social Inequality, Introduction to Sociology, and Social Problems. Duties included:
*leading discussion sessions (of 30 students each);
*creating and grading exams;
*running laboratory experiments
Graduate Teaching Assistant at USF
I assisted in large (250-350 student) Introduction to Sociology and Social Problems classes. Duties included organizing and performing lectures periodically and grading assignments. Fall 2007- Fall 2008
Service and Leadership
Member of the Commission on Sexual and Gender Equity (SAGE) at PSU
Fall 2016- Current
*Development and implementation of a campus climate study
*Review reports of campus climate
*Identify and select campus initiatives
*Research and develop proposals for campus leaders
Secretary, treasurer, and event/education coordinator of the Sex Positive Event and Education Center (SPEEC) of Portland
*Working on developing online content on sex positivity and intersectionality;
*Keeping track of funding, paying bills, doing taxes;
*Organize locations, times, dates, and coordination of educational events;
*Formerly kept the community calendar up-to-date
*On gender identity and expression at the end of Sept. 2017.
*Asked to be a presenter for PSU Women’s Resource Center’s Lunch and Learn series on “Rape Culture 101” in Fall 2015.
*Guest presenter for Dr. Neera Malhotra’s Gender and Sexuality and Families and Society classes.
*Panelist for Planned Parenthood of Columbia and Willamette to discuss intersectionality and TRAP laws.
Secretary (Fall 2013- Fall 2014), Member (Spring 2011-Fall 2013) President’s Commission for Gender, Identity, Expression and Sexual Orientation (GIESO) at WSU and WSUV
Tasks included research, reviewing literature, developing proposals and information graphics on campus climate for administration, developing annotated bibliographies, formatting information for different audiences, etc.
Graduate School Q&A 2012-2014
*Periodically, with another graduate student, organized and hosted discussion/ Q&A sessions with undergraduates about graduate school.
*Served on the Undergraduate Committee of the Sociology Graduate Student Organization at WSU Fall 2011-Spring 2011
Estevez, Mychel L. 2017. “Dear Solitary Black Student.” Radical Teacher #109: 57-58.
Harris, Elizabeth C., and Mychel L. Estevez. 2017. “The Role of Gender and Motherhood Ideologies in Perpetuating Workplace Inequality,” Journal of Research in Gender Studies 7(2): 67–85.
Wharton, Amy and Mychel L. Estevez. 2014. “Department Chairs’ Perspectives on Gender, Working Parents, and Departmental Climate: Pathways for Transformation.” Pp. 131-150 in Advances in Gender Research 9: Gender Transformations in the Academy, Vol. 19 edited by Catherine White Berheide, Vasilikie Demos, and Marcia Texler Segal. Emerald Group Publishing, UK
Publications in Progress
“What do Leadership and Obedience Mean to Future Military Officers?” – Mychel L. Estevez under review
“Governance and Accountability among Women in their Workplaces”- Mychel L. Estevez and Elizabeth C. Harris
Grants, Awards, and Honors
Conference funding awarded through the Professional Development fund for Part-Time Faculty at PSU Winter 2017
CAS Graduate Student Professional Development Funds: Awarded $750 Spring 2013 and Spring 2014
Morgan, Gordon D & Izola P Graduate Fellowship: Awarded $1000 Spring 2013
Research Assistantship working with Professor Amy Wharton on NSF ADVANCE funded research.
*Coded and analyzed data
*Collaborated with Dr. Wharton on a publication.
Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Recipient: 2004-2007
“ROTC Cadet’s Beliefs about Ethics and Obedience to Orders”—Estevez, Mychel at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco. Round Table Presentation. 2014
“Creating Collegiality: Chairs, Departmental Climate, and Faculty Work”–Wharton, Amy and Mychel L. Estevez American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, New York. Round Table Presentation. 2014
“Gender Ideology Versus Motherhood Ideology: How Do These Differentially Affect Women’s Expectations at Work?” - Harris, Elizabeth and Mychel Estevez. 2014
“Shifting Maternal Expectations of Employers” Pacific Sociological Association (PSA) - Harris, Elizabeth and Mychel Estevez. 2011
“Governance and Accountability among Women in their Workplaces.” PSA- Estevez, Mychel and Elizabeth Harris. 2011
“Interrogating Identity” presented at Emerging Paradigms: An Interdisciplinary Perspective Graduate Student Conference sponsored by the Graduate Organization Council at USF. 2009
“Passing Through Life: A Racialized Journey” presented at Speaking of Method: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Symposium sponsored by the USF Graduate Communication Association (GCA). 2009
“An Overview of the Effects of the Militarization of Education and Future Research Questions” Society for the Study of Social Problems Conference Travel Funding Award ($300), Department of Sociology, USF. 2008
Non-Academic Professional Experience
For Delena Meyer of Way Enough Consulting doing training development for community organizations.
Workshops, trainings, and online classes I have done to develop my teaching skills as well as my ability to facilitate discussions, evaluate materials, advocate for others (i.e. domestic violence survivors, people with PTSD), and keep up to date in my subject areas.
Intern at the Ophelia Project and Boys Initiative (OPBI) of Tampa Bay Summer 2008
*Facilitated girl’s groups, developed organizational database, researched related issues.
Hillsborough County Public Schools (FL) Spring 2008-Spring 2009
Intern at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Central Florida Summer 2007
*Conducted Internet and government database research on a variety of topics including cataloging the range of progressive groups in the state, the variety of sexual education curriculum in public school systems, and instances of police brutality.
*Provided office support such as file organization and arranged for technical support for office setup.
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