As a Ph.D. student at Georgia State University I have taught three courses as the instructor of record, served various appointments as teaching assistant, and supervised two undergraduate internships. Below, I discuss the courses I have taught or assisted teaching and provide select samples of teaching materials. For a comprehensive summary of student evaluations click here.
1. Introduction to Political Research, POLS 3800
Instructor of Record
Fall 2017: Course size 25, Student evaluations (Overall: 4.4/5.00)
Fall 2018: Section A: Course size 25, Student evaluations (Overall: 4.7/5.00)
Fall 2018: Section B: Course size 21, Student evaluation (Overall: 4.4/5.00)
Spring 2020: Section A: Course size 121, Student evaluation (Overall 4.93/5.00)
Spring 2020: Section B: Course size 144, Student evaluation (Overall: TBD)
- This course introduces students to the empirical study of political science and basic quantitative research methodology. The first unit of this course covers concepts like defining a research question, theory-building, and hypothesis testing. The second unit of this course introduces students to common methods of analyses including bivariate/multivariate regression and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA). Students are required to submit a full-length research paper featuring their own data collection and original analysis.
2. Voting & Elections, POLS 4155
Instructor of Record
Spring 2018: Course size 46, Student evaluations (Overall: 4.7/5.00)
- In this course students learn about the institutional, behavioral, and technological factors that influence contemporary American elections and political campaign strategies.
3. Introduction to American Government, POLS 1101
Instructor of Record
Fall 2015: Section A: Course size 16, Student evaluations (Overall: 4.5/5.00)
Fall 2015: Section B: Course size 46, Student evaluations (Overall: 4.7/5.00)
Spring 2016: Section A: Course size 34, Student evaluations (Overall: 4.5/5.00)
Spring 2016: Section B: Course size 150, Student evaluations (Overall: 4.7/5.00)
- I have taught multiple sections, including one super-section, of Introduction to American Government at Georgia State. To overcome some of the pedagogical obstacles of a class this size I chose to utilize Soomo Learning’s innovative webtext in American Government.
1. Zoukis Research Collaborative, POLS 4190
Mixed-Methods Instructor & Family History of Incarceration Research Team Leader
- As a group instructor, I led three research teams which examined the impact of familial incarceration in the United States. The team primarily built upon survey research conducted by Peter Enns (et al. 2019) which investigates how American families are affected mentally, emotionally, and financially by a family member’s incarceration.
2. Zoukis Research Collaborative, POLS 4190
Director and Documentary Team Leader
- As a group instructor, I worked with a team of undergraduates to film a short documentary on the mission of the Zoukis Research Collaborative. I also oversaw the filming and post-production editing of a short-length feature entitled “Juvie Talk” based upon the work of Richard Ross which illustrates the stories of incarcerated juveniles.
3. Zoukis Research Collaborative, POLS 4190
Experimental Methods Instructor & Solitary Confinement Research Team Leader
Summer(s) 2016; 2017
- As a group instructor for the Zoukis Research Collaborative, I worked with a team of undergraduates to develop hypotheses, specify regression models, and interpret results from survey data on attitudes toward solitary confinement.
4. Zoukis Summer Institute and Research Collaborative
Quantitative Methods Instructor
- At the inaugural Zoukis Summer Institute and Research Collaborative (before becoming incorporated with POLS 4190), I conducted an intensive one-week seminar teaching students how to collect and interpret public opinion data and how to perform statistical analyses using STATA.
5. Supplemental Instruction Leader for American Government, POLS 1101
Fall 2012 – Spring 2014.
- As an instruction leader with the Office of Supplemental Instruction I conducted weekly recitations of the course material. I also learned the value of multimodal teaching strategies to accommodate the unique educational needs of each student.