I have enjoyed teaching or assisting teaching a number of courses across a range of subjects. My teaching philosophy uses the science of learning through active 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. To assist students with their papers, I compiled a list of writing suggestions.  A summary of my teaching evaluations indicate that students find my teaching effective. For those interested in learning more about the science of education, I recommend, Brown, McDaniel, and Roediger’s Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning. Below is a list of courses I have taught.

For Students

I compiled a list of writing suggestions that may be useful to you. Regarding citations, 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.


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

Graduate Instructor:

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