My primary goal as an instructor is to develop enthusiastic and confident critical thinkers. Doing so is not only a passion of mine—I believe it is an important and long-lasting contribution that I can provide to my community. Regardless of my students’ future careers, their ability systematically infer information from qualitative and quantitative data is a necessary skill that I view as foundational to developing higher order critical thinking. In my teaching, I therefore emphasize inclusive, student-centric learning, active engagement with the material, critical evaluation of theory, and scientific inference.
Please see below for more information about my teaching experience. Sample course syllabi are available via hyperlink. I can provide a full statement about my approach to teaching upon request.
Scientific Study of Politics (PLSC 10), Penn State University
Quantitative Political Analysis (PLSC 309), Penn State University
Global Pathways (GLIS 102N), Penn State University
Civil Wars (PLSC 436), Penn State University
Multivariate Analysis for Political Research (PLSC 503, Chris Zorn), Penn State University, Spring 2021
Topics in Political Methodology (PLSC 504, Chris Zorn), Penn State University, Fall 2020
Statistical Methods for Political Research (PLSC 502, Bruce Desmarais), Penn State University, Fall 2020
Introduction to International Relations (PLSC 014, Douglas Lemke), Penn State University, Spring 2022
Introduction to Comparative Politics (PLSC 003, Matt Golder), Penn State University, Spring 2019
Contemporary Political Ideologies (PLSC 007, James Binney), Penn State University, Fall 2016