Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam was India’s Rocket Man who was also the most loved President, recipient of Bharat Ratna, and above all a teacher. From the humblest of beginnings, Dr. Kalam became the face of the India’s space and missile program. He used to spend a lot of time interacting with students and children across the country. After his Presidential tenure, he immersed himself in academia and giving lectures across the country. He remains my biggest inspiration to always remain curious and find pleasure in sharing knowledge.
Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me: Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
During my undergraduate days, I had found a few part-time teaching stints as tutor on campus for first year math and science courses. However, I started my professional teaching experience in Fall 2016 as a teaching assistant under Dr. Matthew R. Hallowell and since then have taught the course as the instructor on record for two terms (Fall 2017 and 2018). Currently, as an assistant professor at WMU, I’m teaching Life Cycle Cost Management and Analysis at the graduate level.