Teaching

I regularly teach several methodological workshops:

Webscraping in R for workshop participants in the Social Sciences Research Methods Center at William & Mary

Geographic Visualization and Analysis Designed and taught sessions in the MIT Political Science Methods Workshop series for graduate students and faculty members, and as guest lecturer at Harvard University.

  • Pre-instructions (pdf)
  • Slides (pdf)
  • Workshop code with exercises (R file) and with exercise answers (R file)
  • Sample spatial data files (compressed folder)

I have also been the Instructor or Teaching Assistant in a number of classes:

Political Science Scope & Methods Instructor for undergraduate course at MIT in Fall 2018.

American Public Policy for Washington Interns TA for undergraduate course at MIT in Fall 2016 & Spring 2017 taught by Charles Stewart.

Introduction to the American Political Process TA for undergraduate course at MIT in Spring 2016 taught by Devin Caughey.

Randomized Controlled Trials Short Course TA for Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) executive education program on designing, implementing, and measuring the impact of experimental interventions at MIT in 2015.

Making Public Policy TA for undergraduate course at MIT in Fall 2013 co-taught by Andrea Campbell and Judy Layzer.

Research Methods in Government TA for undergraduate methods course at the College of William & Mary in Spring 2011 taught by Ron Rapoport.

Though not teaching in the classroom, I've honed my teaching in several other venues:

I was a mentor and group leader for undergraduate interns in MIT's Minority Student Recruitment ProgramMSRP, during Summer 2012, managed by the Office of the Dean of Graduate Education. MSRP aims to encourage students primarily from minority backgrounds to learn about and pursue a graduate education.

I've also been an Assistant Coach for the MIT Men’s Varsity Lightweight Rowing team since 2011.

I earned a Graduate Student Teaching Certificate via the Graduate Student Teaching Certificate Program offered by the MIT Teaching and Learning Laboratory, This program is offered to MIT graduate students and postdoctoral associates who wish to develop their teaching skills.