Teaching Experience As someone who has a passion for political science and politics alike, I enjoy the opportunity to contribute to students' success and to help them better understand course material and concepts.
In terms of my experience as the instructor of record for a course, I taught American National Government (often referred to interchangeably as "Introduction to American Politics") at the University of California-Davis during the Summer of 2016. My syllabus for this course can be accessed at the top of this page.
Moreover, during my time as a graduate student at the University of California-Davis, I served as a teaching assistant for seven unique American Politics courses (along with one Comparative Politics course) over the course of 12 quarters (equivalent to four academic years).
Given this experience, I am well-qualified to teach upper-level American Politics courses on political institutions and political behavior, as well as at the introductory level of American Politics. Further, given that my second examination field as a graduate student at the University of California-Davis was Political Methodology (with the first examination field being American Politics), I also possess the skill set necessary to teach an undergraduate methods course, particularly one that emphasizes quantitative techniques.
Below is a list of courses for which I served as a teaching assistant during my time as a graduate student at the University of California-Davis:
Legislative Process- Spring 2016 Comparative Political Institutions: Electoral Systems- Winter 2016 California State Government and Politics- Fall 2015, Fall 2014, and Spring 2012 American National Government- Spring 2015 American Presidency- Winter 2015, Fall 2012, and Winter 2012 Public Affairs Internship Program at UC Center Sacramento- Fall 2013 Elections and Voting Behavior- Spring 2013 American Political Parties- Winter 2013