Teaching and Service

Teaching Philosophy

I seek to ensure that students leave my classes better equipped to think about world politics and to engage with political processes in their communities. To accomplish these overarching goals, I use a mixture of traditional lectures and active learning techniques while exposing students to a wide variety of theories and methods in a welcoming and accessible classroom environment.

Teaching Experience

I have taught the following classes as the instructor of record at the University of Cincinnati and Georgetown University:

I have also developed a sample syllabus for Introduction to American Government. In 2018, I recorded a lecture on U.S. foreign policy for a team-taught massive open online course, “How the U.S. Government Works & How to Get Involved”. As of fall 2020, 3,567 people had enrolled in the course.

In addition to my experience as an instructor, I have served as a teaching assistant for the following courses:

  • International Security – Prof.  Michael Brown (Fall 2020, Syllabus & Course Evaluations [George Washington University, Master’s in Security Policy Studies])
  • Understanding Trump’s Foreign Policy – Prof. Daniel Byman (Spring 2018 and Spring 2017, Syllabus [one-credit course])
  • Comparative Political Systems – Prof. Charles King (Spring 2017, Syllabus)
  • Elements of Political Theory – Prof. Joshua Cherniss (Fall 2016, Syllabus)
  • Introduction to International Relations – Prof. Andrew O. Bennett (Spring 2015, Syllabus) and Prof. Lise Howard (Fall 2014, Syllabus)

Disciplinary & Departmental Service

I currently serve as the Teaching Editor at H-Diplo, in which capacity I curate and maintain teaching resources relevant to International Relations and Diplomatic History. This includes the commissioning of teaching roundtables, the first of which we published in November of 2019. More recently, I have also become a Review Editor for H-Diplo, which means I will be soliciting stand-alone and roundtable reviews such as this.

While at Georgetown, I also worked as a research assistant for a number of professors. Most recently, I was a managing editor for International Studies Quarterly. See my CV for more details.