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University Teaching Award

In Spring 2020, I received the University Teaching Award for my role as head teaching assistant in Introduction to American Politics taught by Professor Paul Frymer. I received this award during the start of the COVID pandemic—the class actually switched from in-person to remote midway through our semester. I maintained the same pedagogy and emphasis on participation and I found that my students were hungry for the sort of community and academic discourse they no longer had due to the pandemic.

The American Presidency (Undergraduate)

Teaching Assistant

Taught by Dr. Lauren Wright (Fall 2022)

We covered various topics related to the personal and institutional aspects of the American presidency. These include the origin, nature, uses and limits of presidential power; the presidential selection process; the relationship between the President and other significant political actors--Congress, the Press, executive branch agencies, and the public; presidential accountability and the importance of presidential personality.

Qualitative Methods (Graduate)

Teaching Assistant

Taught by Professor Layna Mosley (Spring 2021)

The course examined the use of qualitative methods in social science research. Topics include the design of research projects and the conduct of research, including the use of elite interviews, interviews with members of the mass public, archival materials and secondary materials. The course also addresses the ethical conduct of research involving human participants, as well as the use of qualitative approaches as part of multi-method research projects. The qualitative work discussed is drawn from across the political science discipline. Also emphasized is the application of qualitative research methods to the research currently being conducted by students.

Introduction to American Politics (Undergraduate)

Head Teaching Assistant

Taught by Professor Sarah Staszak (Fall 2020)

Taught by Professor Paul Frymer (Spring 2020)

Received University Teaching Award

An introduction to the institutions and political processes of American government and democracy. Topics include the Constitution and American political tradition, federalism, political institutions, elections and representation, interest groups and social movements, civil rights and liberties, and the politics of public policy. The course also frequently engages with real-world elections and other examples.

Junior Research Workshop (Undergraduate)

Teaching Assistant


Taught by Professor LaFleur Stephens-Dougan and Professor Joanna Wuest (Fall 2019)

The Junior Workshop is an opportunity for students to work on their yearlong junior paper projects while learning a variety of potential methodological approaches. I assisted Professor LaFleur Stephens-Dougan with the seminar on Race and Politics, and Dr. Joanna Wuest with the seminar on Law and Public Affairs.

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