Introduction‎ > ‎


I teach primarily in the areas of American Government, Women and Politics, Urban Politics, Scope and Methods, and Environmental Politics. I also teach Quantitative Methods II in our Ph.D. program and advise graduate students. In the academic year 2017-2018, I am teaching Religion and Politics in the United States as a part of the Duren Professorship Program.

At Florida Atlantic University, I was a Master Teacher and was the director of the Political Science Honors Program. 

I am a strong proponent of integrating undergraduate students into the research process. At part of this, I have participated in Faculty Learning Communities about Undergraduate Research (here and here), was a member of the Honors Task Force for the FAU Strategic Plan, served on FAU's Honors Council, and present research at events like the Florida Statewide Symposium for Engagement in Undergraduate Research (picture to the left). I also love to coauthor with students! I have several ongoing projects with undergraduate and graduate student coauthors. 

My research often examines the intersection of political science and pedagogy, with evaluations of the political ambition of female students, the presence of gender content in methods instruction in political science, the use of simulations in urban politics, and trends in women and politics instruction. I use these projects and other assessments to routinely evaluate and improve my instruction and my interactions with students.  I also survey my students (a lot!) about their classroom experiences, so expect to be a part of the process when you take one of my courses.

Courses Taught at Tulane

Women and Politics, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

Urban Politics, Spring 2016

Environmental Politics, Spring 2016, Spring 2017 (as a service learning course) 

Graduate Quantitative Methods II, Fall 2015, Spring 2017 

Scope and Methods, Fall 2016

Courses Taught at FAU

Government of the US

Women and Politics

Urban Politics

Women and Political Behavior

U.S. Environmental Politics

Honors Senior Seminar and Thesis, Fall 2012-Spring 2013; Fall 2013-Spring 2014

Instructional Training

Center for Public Scholars Class on Service Learning (Tulane); OneWave Training (Tulane); Shortcourse on Teaching Gender and Politics (APSA); Faculty Learning Community on Integrating Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum (FAU); Writing Across the Curriculum Trainings in: Responding to Student Writing, Giving Writing Feedback, and Designing and Using Grading Rubrics (FAU);  Teaching with Technology (FAU); Preparing Future Faculty (CGU)

Subpages (1): Honors