I have enjoyed teaching or assisting teaching a number of courses across a range of subjects. My teaching philosophy uses including using the science of learning to promote the tradition of critical inquiry of a liberal education with a rigorous engagement with a course’s substantive material. I have sought out and adopted a number of assignments to enhance my teaching. For instance, a journal assignment allows students to try out new ideas, grapple with difficult passages, raise questions, and develop a habit of focused writing. A summary of my teaching evaluations indicate that students find my teaching effective.

Evidence Based Teaching and Learning

For those interested in learning more about the science of education and learning, I recommend Brown, McDaniel, and Roediger’s Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.

Citation Software 

I recommend making the initial small investment of time to set up a (free) citation software program such as Zotero (which I use) or Menedely. It will save you time and prevent frustration.


  • International Relations: Theories and Approaches
  • Global Environmental Politics and Ethics
  • Global Conflict in The Modern Era
  • Just War Theory and International Relations
  • Thesis and Methods in International Relations Research
  • War and Peacebuilding

Graduate Instructor:

  • Human Rights in Theory and Practice
  • Survey of Western Political Thought

Teaching Assistant:

  • Environmental Political Theory
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Introduction to Global Issues and International Affairs
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Survey of Western Political Thought

Internship Coordinator:

  • CU in DC Summer Internship Program