Van Phan’s interests in teaching comes from his love for storytelling, animation, and learning. His multidisciplinary background and breadth of experiences have given him a unique perspective and teaching pedagogy. He strives to create “Flow,” in his learner-centered classes which foster creativity, grit, and critical thinking. He loves it when his students experience their “aha” moments while mastering demanding project-based assignments. These transformative learning moments leads to creative confidence in his students, preparing them for success in the new world.