Teaching

The 2016 election and its aftermath have been the backdrop of my experience as a teacher of American politics, shaping what I view as my duty as a political scientist to my students. My goal is to empower my students with an informed political consciousness and the skills to analyze politics as observers and scholars. In teaching and advising, I have helped my students grasp the historical roots of our country’s contemporary political challenges, apply political science concepts in order to better understand current events, critically evaluate political science research, and bolster their own voice in their writing.


My teaching interests broadly include American politics and political institutions, American Political Development, American Political Thought, and Archival Methods. Below, I provide my teaching experience and syllabi from courses I have taught as instructor of record.

Instructor of Record

PSCI 3893-02: Selected Topics in American Politics - American Political Development (Fall 2021), Vanderbilt University. Syllabus.

PLSC 226: Congress: How Legislating Works (Spring 2021, Spring 2020), Yale University. Syllabus.

PLSC 201: Ideas and Presidential Power: From the Founding to Trump (Fall 2020), Yale University. Syllabus.

PLSC 225: Ideas of Representation in American Political Development (Fall 2019), Yale University. Syllabus.

Skills Training

"How to Research Legislative History," Institution for Social and Policy Studies Policy Skills Training Series, Yale University. Slides.

Teaching Fellow

PLSC: 214: Politics of U.S. Public Policy (Spring 2019), Yale University. Instructor: Jacob Hacker.

PLSC 318: Lincoln's Statecraft and Rhetoric (Fall 2018, Spring 2016), Yale University. Instructor: Steven B. Smith.

PLSC 113: Intro to American Politics (Spring 2017, Fall 2015), Yale University. Instructors: Katherine McCabe (2017), Rachel Silbermann (2015).

PLSC 205: Law, Leadership, and the Political Development of the American Presidency (Fall 2016), Yale University. Instructor: Stephen Skowronek.