Teaching

My teaching focuses on both International Relations and Comparative Politics. I have offered courses titled Current World Problems (Ohio University) and the online course Democracy, Dictators, and Development (University of Oregon). In addition to these courses, I taught for 5 years at the high school level, teaching classes such as US History, US Government, Economics, Personal Development, and Microsoft Office.

My primary goal when teaching is to make my courses as meaningful and useful for my students as possible. I believe the most important thing I do in my courses is encouraging students to take ownership of their intellectual and academic growth. I do this by making every effort to connect course materials to my students’ lives, providing tools for students to become knowledgeable about the topics, and helping students develop their critical thinking skills by promoting intellectual diversity. I enjoy working with students from diverse backgrounds and helping them to think bigger and from multiple perspectives about the world we all share.