I have substantial teaching experience as an instructor at Marist College, Washington College (MD) and the University of Delaware. Moreover, as a doctoral fellow at the University of Delaware’s Center for Teaching and Learning, I had the pleasure of teaching future teachers—part of my job duties with the Center included planning and facilitation of professionalization events for the University’s newly-appointed teaching assistants from diverse backgrounds during 2010-11. In addition to my teaching experiences, through my research focusing on political activism in diasporic communities, I have further learned how to interact effectively with individuals from different backgrounds. I aim to ensure that my students from different ethnic, racial, social and economic backgrounds feel welcome and valued in my classroom.
However, regardless of my audience, above all I strive to engage and challenge my students. My lower level undergraduate courses focus on teaching students key concepts, debates and issues of political science. My higher level courses place less emphasis on exams and instead focus on guided independent research and significant student participation in the class.
Teaching Interests & Syllabi subpage lists my key teaching interests in international relations and comparative politics, and provides few sample syllabi.