My scholarship and teaching are intimately intertwined because they inform and complement each other. I see the classroom as an opportunity to support students who come from different backgrounds, sets of experiences, and worldviews. The classroom should be welcoming and engaging.
- Teaching Certificate from the University of Pennsylvania Center for Teaching and Learning
- Multiple Teaching Assistantships at Penn: “Public Policy Process” (Dr. Matthew Levendusky, Spring 2016, Fall 2014), “Introduction to American Politics” (Dr. Marc Meredith, Fall 2015), and “Race and Ethnic Politics” (Dr. Daniel Gillion, Spring 2015)
- Statistical Software Consultant at the Penn Library: Assisted with statistical software packages R, Stata, and SPSS as well as developed an Introduction to R and Introduction to Stata materials (here).
- R Learning Group: Explore recommended resources and the topic listing to begin using R (here)
These experiences shape the three core principles of my teaching philosophy:
Excite students about the course material by connecting it with contemporary examples and popular culture.
Use a mixture of teaching techniques that are responsive to the needs of students and foster confidence to tackle the material.
Political science provides students with a set of skills, analytical and methodological, that enable them to thrive both inside and outside the halls of academia.