I teach highly interactive and interdisciplinary courses that engage students in critical, creative, and experiential exploration. My goal is to help students wrangle with course concepts in personally relevant ways and to apply their learning to understanding, questioning, and transforming their lives at personal, societal, and ecological scales.


I've taught a wide range of courses at diverse institutions of higher education, including the University of New Mexico; University of Washington; Portland State University; John Cabot University in Rome, Italy; and University of Colorado at Denver's International College in Beijing, China. I also enjoy doing pedagogy-focused guest lectures and workshops at universities and colleges around the world.


Published Works on Teaching and Learning: To freely read any of these publications, please go to Academia.edu

•     Milstein, T., & Pulos, A. (2015). Culture jam pedagogy and practice: Relocating culture by staying on one’s toes. Communication, Culture, & Critique.

•     Milstein, T. (2012). Survive, critique, and create: Guiding radical pedagogy and critical public scholarship with the discursive guideposts of ecopedagogy. Green Theory and Praxis Journal. 6 (1), 3-16.

•     Milstein, T. (2012). Greening Communication. In S.D. Fassbinder, A. J. Nocella II & R. Kahn (Eds.), Greening the Academy: Ecopedagogy through the Liberal Arts (pp. 161-174). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. 2013 Critics Choice Award, American Educational Studies Association.

•     Milstein, T. (2007). Learning in the field: Engaging students via experience and application. Ecologue, Fall, 2-4.