Research Interests: The effects of social media technology on literacy skills; online learning success in immigrant communities
Social Change Interests: Educational success in immigrant communities
Joined Walden: 2016
About Sophia: I started my professional career as a staff reporter for the Daytona Times while working on my BA in journalism at Bethune University. As a writer for the Daytona Times, I had my own column called "Focus." Writing the "Focus" column allowed me to meet and interview well-known national figures including Rosa Parks and Johnnie Cochran. I've worked for WESH TV Daytona/Orlando, the Augusta Chronicle, and the Sun-Sentinel. While working at the Sun-Sentinel, I spent my free time tutoring children at the Huntington Learning Center. This led to a career in education, an M.Ed. in education and an MA in English. I've been working in student success, teaching university English and freelance writing since 2008. I'm currently finishing my Ed.D. in education administration from Northeastern University. I absolutely love helping my students realize they can become stronger writers. I spend my free time learning Spanish and Haitian Kreyol and serving as an extra in local productions.
My Advice to Walden Students
My advice to Walden students is to continue updating skills, as time progresses so does the way we do things.
My Role as a Teacher
Why I enjoy teaching at Walden:
I love contributing significantly to society. Learning is about growth, and I enjoy seeing people grow.
My teaching philosophy:
My teaching philosophy is particularly centered on the idea that all individuals can learn regardless of cognitive ability. I believe it is important for all teachers to teach with the impression that all students will succeed. Teachers should be respectful of each individual's needs and strive to serve each student according to those needs.