I seek to teach students how to ask good questions, assess and synthesize information, engage in analytical reasoning, and communicate effectively. I hope to inspire them to continue to ask and answer questions after they’ve completed their final exams. I use the content of a political science course to motivate critical thinking and writing, not as material to be memorized. Learning the art of clear communication—written and oral—is one of the hallmarks of a college education, and I design my syllabi with this goal in mind.

Current Courses:

Two Americas: Polarization in Religion and Politics GOVT 391/RELG 308
Politics in the Era of Social Media 401

Past Courses:

Intro to American Government and Politics 201
Political Behavior 374
Social and Psychological Influences on Political Behavior 401

Future Courses:

DCSI American Politics Institute (Summer 2020)