• Teaching Philosophy

    "I am not a teacher, but an awakener." - Robert Frost 

    Dr. Dyer is experienced and skilled in undergraduate and graduate instruction, utilizing in-class and online formats. Her ultimate goal as a teacher and mentor is to help students develop analytic and methodological rigor and to encourage them to be passionate, curious, and critically engaged people in the world. She is an avid believer that students enter the classroom with a boundless capacity to achieve success and it is her job not to teach them, per se but to receive them as they are, intellectually, and reflect the knowledge they already possess back onto them. Therefore, she encourages her students to think about connections between what they are learning and their own life experiences. She believes students learn by doing and thus focuses on experiential learning and creating assignments that extend textbook learning into the outside world. Dr. Dyer encourages students to think extensively about the relations between broader concepts in epidemiology and the everyday lived experiences of individuals and communities that are of interest to them.

  • Instructional Portfolio

    Epidemiologic Methods in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research

    Epidemiology for Public Health Practice

    Foundations of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

    Foundations of Epidemiology

    Public Health Concepts