Jared teaches in a range of communication-intensive subjects, including Communicating Science to the Public, Product Design, Environmental Engineering, Toy Design, Mechanical Engineering, and Nuclear Science. Before joining MIT in 2013, Jared taught composition, business communication, and literature at Boston College, Newbury College, and Southern New Hampshire University. He earned a BA in English and creative writing from Colby College, and an MA in literature from Boston College. Jared's research interests include compassion pedagogy, team communication, active learning, and metaphorical explanations. Jared also serves as Head of House for Random Hall, an undergraduate dorm at MIT. Before joining the ranks of academia, Jared was a science writer for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.