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.
For the 2017-18 academic year, I am an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Politics at Drexel University and in that capacity I am teaching American Government I (often referred to interchangeably as "Introduction to American Politics") in the Fall 2017, Winter 2018, and Spring 2018 quarters. Each quarter, one section is taught face-to-face and another online, allowing me to gain experience with both of these mediums of teaching.
At Drexel University, I will also be teaching one upper-division course each quarter: the United States Congress in Fall 2017; the U.S. Presidency in Winter 2018; and American Government II in Spring 2018.
I also taught American National Government (also often referred to interchangeably as "Introduction to American Politics") at the University of California-Davis during the Summer of 2016.
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 my current as well as prospective teaching experience, I will by Fall 2018 be 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