For the mind does not require filling like a bottle, but rather, like wood, it only requires kindling to create in it an impulse to think independently and an ardent desire for the truth.
-Plutarch, De Auditu

I have been fortunate to come across teachers that have instilled the kindling of intellectual motivation that guides my curiousity in the world around me. Spanning various disciplines and pedalogical styles, these educators have inspired me to apporaching teaching with unabashed enthusiasm and a heightened sense of awareness in conveying the importance of the material to students. As a political scientist, I am priviledged with the opportunity to collaborate with students in our shared pursuit of igniting the kindling for an ardent desire for truth. I hope that I played a small role in shaping the intellectual curiousity for all of my students.

Below, you will find various links containing supplemental files highlighting the courses I teach. My general teaching philosphy can be found here: Teaching Philosophy and this teaching page supplemental material is organized by institution.

Claremont Graduate University (Graduate Courses)

  1. PP 300: American Politics & Institutions Graduate Core Seminar (Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2023)
  2. PP 313: Representation & Accountability in American Democracy (Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Spring 2024)
  3. PP 305: Presidential & Congressional Relations in the United States (Spring 2022, Spring 2023)
  4. PP 487L: Maximum Likelihood Estimation & Applied Research Methods in Political Science (Spring 2023)
  5. PP 319I: Special Topics in American Politics: Critically Evaluating Democracy in America –Backsliding? (Summer 2023)
  6. PP 481: Introduction to Statistical Methods in Political Science (Spring 2024)

University of Texas, El Paso (Undergraduate & Graduate Courses)

  1. PolS 2311: Introduction to American Politics (Fall 2020 Online Undergraduate Course)
  2. PolS 5310: American Political Behavior: Citizen Preferences, Behavior & Representation (Spring 2021 Online Graduate Course)
  3. PolS4310: The United States Congress, Legislative Behavior & Representation (Summer 2021 Asynchronous Undergraduate Course)

University of California, Davis & California State University, Sacramento (Undergraduate Courses)

  1. POL 157: American Mass Public Opinion & Political Behavior (Spring 2019, Sacramento State University)
  2. POL 1: Introduction to American Politics (Fall 2017)
  3. POL 1: Introduction to American Politics Summer Session Course (Summer 2017)