I’ve had the pleasure of teaching classes ranging from introductory American government courses to high-level political seminars. I focus on the idea of knowledge structures when teaching, striving to impart not only the raw facts to students but also an underlying, cohesive, interlinked network of concepts. My classes make use of a wide variety of reading materials, and focus on encouraging students to explain and predict observed political behavior.
The syllabi for some of the courses I’ve designed, as well as selected student evaluations, can be found below.
Introduction to American Politics
The American Presidency
Mass Media and American Politics
Selected Teaching Interests:
- Political Information and Communication
- American Political Institutions (Presidency, Congress, etc.)
- American Government
- Political Parties
- Public Opinion
- Voting Behavior
- Research Methodology
- Political Psychology
- Experimental Design