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

If you have less than hour, check out Nicky Case’s comic that summarizes key findings from the science of learning and provides a toolkit for how you can use those findings. 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.

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:

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