Teaching

The social consciousness, curiosity, technical ability that I gained from both Swarthmore and the University of Rochester, combined with my multicultural background, inform my teaching. Interactive learning is a key component of my teaching style, a technique supported by my own observations as well as experimental data. Each recitation and lecture I have run involves regular student participation, with occasional student-to-student interaction. Designing recitations and lectures that capture the student’s interest and diverse backgrounds is particularly important. I use creativity in designing recitations and lectures, such as one developed for an introductory American Politics course that uses the allegory in the Wizard of Oz to explain politics in the 1890s. Teaching is a passion of mine: I have both tutored and taught classes, particularly for less privileged students, since I was in middle school. At the University of Rochester I served as head teaching assistant, teaching assistant, guest lecturer, and grader, as well as tutor. I was privileged to earn the award “Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student” for the year 2013-2014. As a professor, I have taught a wide range of classes ranging from “Data Analysis” to “Inequality in US Democracy” to “Civil Liberties,” from graduate classes to undergraduate, from lecture based classes to small upper level seminars.

 
Teaching Experience

 

Spring 2016: Professor of  “Analysis of Political Data II” (Georgetown University)

Enrollment: 5

Spring 2016: Professor of  “Analysis of Political Data I” (Georgetown University)

Enrollment: 23

Fall 2015: Professor of  “Game Theory” (Georgetown University)

Enrollment: 10 (Graduate level)

Fall 2015: Professor of  “Race and Ethnicity in US Politics” (Georgetown University)

Enrollment: 25

Summer 2015: Professor of  “Introduction to American Politics” (University of Rochester)

Enrollment: 6

Spring 2015: Professor of  “Civil Liberties” (SUNY Oswego)

Enrollment: 29

Spring 2015: Professor of  “Inequality and Democracy” (SUNY Oswego)

Enrollment: 12

Award: “Excellence in teaching by a Graduate Student,” 2013-2014

Spring 2014: TA for PSC/IR 106, “Introduction to International Relations” (University of Rochester)

Enrollment: 96, My sections: 53

Fall 2013: TA for PSC 105, “Introduction to American Politics” (University of Rochester)

Enrollment: 103, My section: 26

Spring 2013: TA for PSC 106, “Introduction to International Relations” (University of Rochester)

Enrollment: 98, My section: 26

Spring 2013: TA for PSC 104, “Introduction to Political Philosophy” (University of Rochester)

Enrollment: 63

TA evaluations available upon request.

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