Teaching Philosophy

I have found in my experience that the most effective learning environment is one where students and instructor have meaningful interactions both inside and outside the classroom.  I believe in assignments that require more than mere rote memorization and require the application of concepts in a personal way.  It is my view that an educator’s role is not that of a dictator, but that of a guide, allowing students to discover for themselves new ideas and concepts and enabling them to use that knowledge in their own lives.

Recent Syllabi

Politics 111: Introduction to Politics

Politics 172: Introduction to American Politics

Politics 251: Research Methods in Politics

Politics 358: Political Behavior, Participation, and Activism

Politics 359: Parties and Interest Groups

Politics 363: Campaigns and Elections

Politics 364: Congress and the Presidency