Teaching

 

Kennesaw State University, School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development

Courses Taught:

  • Negotiation Theory

  • Conflict Theory

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Interpersonal and Intergroup Communication

  • Research Methods

  • Social Justice

  • Restorative Justice

  • Sociocultural Approaches to International Conflict

"I enjoyed the simulations a lot more than I thought I would, and I genuinely appreciated being pushed outside of my comfort zone in more than one of my "roles". It was an effective way of learning skills by application, and something I've taken back to my team at work...This course, and this type of skills application are precisely why I chose this graduate program."

 

Student Evaluation Excerpt, Fall 2020, Negotiation Theory Course, Kennesaw State University

"I took this class as a requirement...However, I added this minor because of the outstanding conduct of the professor who instructs it. She is incredibly involved in the material that she teaches. She guides us to apply ourselves in a critical and necessary manner. All of the work that we do is valuable in the classroom currently, and will be valuable throughout our lives as members of society. She elicits something in her students because what she has taught us is not only to care about our classwork, but to care about our futures; to care about our classwork because what we are studying is why it is important to care about humans. All humans and all cultures. She motivates me...she makes me want to never stop learning.

Student Evaluation Excerpt, Spring 2018, Cultural Anthropology, Georgia College

The course and students benefitted from the instructor's strengths, which include:
1) her breadth and depth of knowledge not just in the content, but in author's and theories we referenced from other courses and work.
2) her expertise both in research and practice benefitted students interested in various work beyond the PhD program.
3) her integrity as a professor, practitioner and person. As a professor, she takes great care to provide feedback on assignments and in class in an effort for us to improve ourselves as scholars and practitioners. As a practitioner, she was well equipped to respond with compassion and leadership to our transition online due to COVID-19. Working in disaster relief, she was keenly positioned to navigate this new environment, and made herself available to hear any concerns we have. This plays into her integrity as a person.

Student Evaluation Excerpt, Spring 2020, Sociocultural Approaches to International Conflict, Kennesaw State University
 

Georgia College, Department of Government and Sociology

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Anthropology

  • Unnatural Disasters

  • Ethnographic Methods

  • Cultural Anthropology

  • Humans on the Move

  • Violence, Culture and Human Rights

  • Queer Anthropological Theory

  • Biological Anthropology

"Dr. Reinke is super passionate about what she teaches and is hilarious (which helps me learn better). She genuinely
cares for her students and makes herself available and approachable outside of class. Calling students by name in
a lecture classroom really means a lot. This class has really made me think about things I normally wouldn’t such as
racism and the refugee crisis. For me this class wasn’t about memorizing facts, but being knowledgeable about
things in the world that actually matter. This class has made me more empathetic and more curious about the world."

Student Evaluation Excerpt, Spring 2018, Introduction to Anthropology, Georgia College

"Dr. Reinke is an excellent professor who uses her anthropology background to educate students on different cultural perspectives and to make them understand their own cultural biases. Although her course is very intense, it is fulfilling and interesting work that has made me feel more confident in my writing and speaking skills."

Student Evaluation Excerpt, Fall 2018, Ethnographic Methods, Georgia College
 

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