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 8370-01: Topics in American Politics - American Political Institutions (graduate) (Spring 2022), Syllabus.
PSCI 2204W: American Political Thought (Spring 2022), Syllabus.
PSCI 3893-02: Selected Topics in American Politics - American Political Development (Fall 2021), Syllabus.
PLSC 226: Congress: How Legislating Works (Spring 2021, Spring 2020), Syllabus.
PLSC 201: Ideas and Presidential Power: From the Founding to Trump (Fall 2020), Syllabus.
PLSC 225: Ideas of Representation in American Political Development (Fall 2019), Syllabus.
Professionalization and Skills Training
"How to Research Legislative History," Policy Skills Training Series, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University. Slides.
PLSC: 214: Politics of U.S. Public Policy (Spring 2019). Instructor: Jacob Hacker.
PLSC 318: Lincoln's Statecraft and Rhetoric (Fall 2018, Spring 2016). Instructor: Steven B. Smith.
PLSC 113: Intro to American Politics (Spring 2017, Fall 2015). Instructors: Katherine McCabe (2017), Rachel Silbermann (2015).
PLSC 205: Law, Leadership, and the Political Development of the American Presidency (Fall 2016). Instructor: Stephen Skowronek.