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2011-present American University, Washington, DC
Full-Time Instructor, College of Arts and Sciences, American Studies (2014-present)
Adjunct Faculty, College of Arts and Sciences and School of Communication (2011-2014)

Classes with Curriculum Development: Activism and Social Media, Sexuality and Social Media, Health and the Digital Age, The 50 Shades Trilogy, The Body in American Culture, The Hunger Games Trilogy, American Dreams/American Lives, Poverty and Culture, and Politics, TV Series and Ethics. Additional Classes: Writing for Communication.

Cumulative Student Evaluations: 6.47/7 points

  • 2016:               Faculty Senate Committee on Information Services Member
  • 2016:               Exceptional Innovation in Teaching Award Recipient
  • 2015:               Open Educational Resources Grant Recipient
  • 2014-2015:     AU Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Task Force Member
  • 2011-2015:     AU Social Media Club Faculty Advisory Board Member
  • 2012:               Jack Child Teaching with Technology Award Recipient
  • 2012:               Online Course Development Grant Recipient
  • 2012:               American University Mock Trial Invitational Judge

With Fall 2011 Activism and Social Media students
Photo Credit: American University

Press includes:

“Stef Woods Wins Technology Award.” Profile by Shana Klein,

“Activism and Social Media Course Projects.” Article by Stef Woods,

“Savvy City Girl Blogger Teaching Social Media.” Profile by Sarah Stankorb, American Today.

2012 Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Instructor, Office of Continuing Education, School of Social Work
Workshops: Activism and Social Media
Evaluations: 5.74/6 points

Teaching The 50 Shades Trilogy Photo Credit: WTOP


“Sexuality and Social Media.” Essay in Momentum: Making Waves in Sexuality, Feminism and Relationships, edited by Tess Danesi, Dee Dennis and Inara Luna, 2012. Electronic.

“Remedying the Flaws of the Temporary Protected Status Program.” Paper in Writing Across The Curriculum, Volume V – 2010, Georgetown University, 297-311.


Sexuality and Social Media panelists Momentum 2012 Conference

Sexuality and Social Media panelists
Momentum 2012 Conference