I am committed to fostering an engaging teaching environment centered on training students to process political information, analyze political contexts, and challenging students to think critically about the core questions of democracy and governance. To achieve these goals, I facilitate participation for every student with lectures and discussions punctuated by group activities, in-class exercises, and in-class workshops. In American politics, I connect the development and history of political thought and policy to current American political behavior and institutions, which gives students a historical and intellectual context for their current political world. My teaching experience includes teaching American Politics at the University of Notre Dame and acting as the departmental statistics consultant for graduate students and faculty. Sample syllabi can be found below, and I am happy to share any additional teaching materials by email.