I have had the opportunity to gain teaching experience in a variety of settings.
At North Central, I offer the following courses:
PSC 101 - Introduction to American Politics (Fall 2015, Spring 2016)
PSC 103 - Introduction to Law (Fall 2015, 2016)
PSC 200 - Introduction to Political Science (Winter 2016, 2017)
PSC 335/6 - Constitutional Law I - Separation of Powers & II - Rights and Liberties (Winter 2016, Fall 2016)
PSC 490 - Senior Seminar in Political Science - Law, Politics, and Society (Spring 2016, 2017)
IDS 125 - The Politics of Disaster (Winter 2016)
At GWU, I served as a TA in introductory American politics courses, media and politics, judicial politics, and public opinion. I have also developed course material and lectured at a similar grade level for the National Student Leadership Conference's U.S. Policy and Politics Program, held each summer in Washington, D.C., since 2010.
In the classroom, I believe in a participatory and interactive learning experience that seeks to develop intellectual skills, like critical thinking and thoughtful analysis. Additionally, I seek to promote social responsibility among my students through civically engaging coursework that encourages intercultural understanding. This simplified version of my teaching philosophy guides my course development.
Before graduate school, I was a long-term substitute teacher in AP Biology and Physical Science, as well as general special education in high schools in Madison County, IL.