Paine - Teaching Philosophy - 20220918.pdf

Teaching Philosophy Statement

My approach to teaching and classroom design

Paine - MIT Full Teaching Evaluations.pdf

Teaching Evaluations

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bucknell University

ANOP 202: Introduction to Operations Management

Semester: Fall and Spring

Offered: 2023, 2024

The foundational undergraduate Operations Management course at Bucknell University which includes topics such as process analysis, process improvement, quality and control functions, inventory and supply chain management, forecasting, queuing, and project management. In addition to the fundamental and practical tools of operations management analysis, this course also stresses a behaviorally grounded view of managerial decision making. 

ANOP 350: Simulation and Forecasting for Business Analytics

Semester: Fall and Spring

Offered: 2024

This course offers a thorough introduction in quantitative forecasting methodologies and simulation as two main components of predictive analytics. This course covers forecasting techniques like exponential smoothing, seasonality, and regression, progressing to Monte Carlo Simulation and to discrete-event simulation using tools like Analytic Solver and Simio. Emphasizing repeated hands-on practice and conceptual understanding over specific software training, the course is designed to equip students with the skills to choose, implement, and evaluate models effectively.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

RES. 15-004: System Dynamics: Systems Thinking And Modeling For A Complex World

Semester: IAP (January)

Offered: 2020

Available under MIT OpenCourseware

This workshop that provides a brief overview of system dynamics via lecture and a hands-on simulation experience. It also serves as a preview of the more in-depth coverage of the subject available in other courses offered at MIT Sloan. Available under a Creative Commons license as part of MIT's online OpenCourseWare system as course number RES.15-004.

Supporting Resources:

 If you do not have a MIT Kerberos login, a video of the presentation is linked below (note that the middle hour is the playing of the Fishbanks simulation. The debrief starts at approximately 2:21:45 in the video below).


15.871: Introduction to System Dynamics
15.873: System Dynamics for Business and Policy
15.8731: System Dynamics: Tools for Solving Complex Problems

Semester: Fall

Offered: 2020, 2021

Teaching Assistant

Under the supervision of Dr. Hazhir Rahmandad. Managed student and grading logistics in a series of partially overlapping courses consisting of 100+ students, mixed between undergraduates, graduates, and professional backgrounds. Maintained, developed, and expanded on the MITx Edge-based online assignment platform, graded individual and group homeworks, and helped with weekly office hours. During the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, managed students during the class in a hybrid environment, managing student questions both in-person and online while endeavoring to ensure a high-quality experience independent of learning channel.

15.768: Management of Service Operations

Semester: Fall, Spring

Offered: 2019, 2020

Teaching Assistant

Under the supervision of Dr. Zeynep Ton. Managed course announcements, grading, and participation of a course with 150+ students. Recorded student comments during case-based discussions for later assessment. Graded homework and project responses both at an individual and team level. Addressed individual students’ questions and needs.

Asia School of Business

System Dynamics: Tools for Solving Complex Problems

Semester: IAP (February)

Offered: 2021

Teaching Assistant

Under the supervision of Dr. Hazhir Rahmandad. Assisted with student and grade management in an intensive, two week long, immersion course as part of the MBA program at ASB in collaboration with MIT Sloan. Utilizing online platforms, provided feedback to student questions during lectures, helped with regular office hours coordinated across multiple time zones, and graded the individual and team submissions of approximately 50 students located around the world. Additionally ported and updated the edX Edge learning platform materials from the main MIT course for use in this accelerated course.

University of Florida

ECH3264: Elementary Transport Phenomenon

Semester: Fall, Spring

Offered: 2007, 2008, 2009

Teaching Assistant

Under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer S. Curtis and Dr. Aravind Asthagiri. Managed the implementation of Fluent, Inc FlowLab 1.2.14, an academic fluid modeling program, in a classroom setting. Created and implemented improvements to the templates of FlowLab and associated homework assignments. Provided academic and technical assistance and graded the submissions of a class of 20+ students

Inmar - Intelligent Commerce Networks

Lean Six Sigma

August 2007 - May 2009

Course Developer and Instructor

Taught, improved upon, and supported a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification class and developed a trial Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification course that focused on both internal company and wider community participants