I am committed to equipping students to be informed and thoughtful citizens. Toward this end, my courses examine the way the rules and norms of the political system, such as voting eligibility and how we select judges, influence policy outcomes and the public. Through this lens, I teach students how to identify and assess the consequences of these rules and norms—a skill that can be applied outside the classroom as they observe and interact with the political environment.
Teaching is important to me because I believe education has the potential to have a profound impact on students’ lives. Education facilitates greater job opportunities and career choices, as well as personal satisfaction regarding one’s achievements. As a political science teacher in particular, I take seriously my duty and privilege to help students better understand the political system around them and gain tools for participating in the political process as astute citizens. Studying political science has helped me to hone my analytical skills and develop an appreciation for the myriad of competing interests that are juggled within the U.S. political system. I hope my students will also receive similar benefits from their efforts in my courses.
- Introduction to American Government
- Courts and Judicial Process
- Legal Research and Analysis
- Law and Justice in Film
- Thesis Writing Workshop