Teaching

Introduction to American Government, San Quentin Prison

In fall of 2013, I taught "Introduction to American Government" to a class of 17 inmates enrolled in the college program at San Quentin State Prison. Graduates of the program receive an associate's degree; teachers volunteer their time. Over the course of thirteen weeks, with two two-hour classes per week, the course covered both political behavior and political institutions. As the sole instructor, I designed the syllabus, wrote the midterm exam, chose topics for the final paper, and graded all students' work.

GOV 97: Sophomore Tutorial in Government

In the fall of 2012, I served as a teaching fellow for two sections of GOV 97, the Sophomore Tutorial in Government, led by Professors Nancy Rosenblum and Daniel Ziblatt. The course examined democracy, including both its philosophical underpinnings and its empirical study. Sections were held in a two-hour seminar format for 6-8 students at a time. I received a Certificate of Distinction for my high student evaluations.

GOV 20: Foundations of Comparative Politics

In fall of 2011, I was a teaching fellow for two sections of GOV 20, Foundations of Comparative Politics, led by Steve Levitsky. I led weekly one-hour seminar format for two sections of 12-16 students each.