Teaching is pivotal to who I am as a scholar. I build my classrooms on mutual trust and respect, and my students and I turn a critical eye toward ideas and institutions often taken for granted. I have experience teaching at a 45,000-person public university and a 1,400-person liberal arts college in online, in-person, introductory, and upper-level courses. My teaching interests include international relations, national security, political violence, and research methods.

I am a Future Faculty Partner with the UW Teaching Academy and have twice been nominated for university-wide teaching awards at UW–Madison, once for early excellence and once for innovation in teaching. For the 2019–2020 academic year, I served as the TA mentor in the Department of Political Science, responsible for initial training and ongoing mentorship for new TAs. Download my TA training PowerPoint and an info sheet for Title IX mandatory reporters at UW–Madison.

Experience as teaching assistant at UW–Madison:

  • IS 101: Introduction to International Studies (summer 2019 and 2020 and spring 2021, online)
    • Reconfigured semester-long offline course as a 4-week online experience: wrote quizzes and discussion prompts, designed writing assignments, and managed workflow and Canvas course design
    • Download my policy brief exercise.
  • PS 103: Introduction to International Relations (fall 2015)
  • PS 347: Terrorism (fall 2017 and 2018)
  • PS 350: International Political Economy (summer 2018, online)
  • PS 356: Principles of International Law (fall 2019)
  • PS 373: Introduction to Survey Research (spring 2018)

As guest lecturer at UW–Madison:

  • “Gender in International Law.” PS 356: Principles of International Law, fall 2019
  • “Global Terrorism.” PS 347: Terrorism, fall 2018
  • “Migration and Refugees.” PS 350: International Political Economy, summer 2018

As grader at UW–Madison:

  • PS 260: Introduction to Political Psychology (fall 2016 and spring 2018)

As tutor for UW–Madison Athletics:

  • Introduction to International Relations, Introduction to American Politics, Politics Around the World, International Political Economy, First Semester German, Second Semester German, Introduction to German Literature

As teaching assistant at Knox College:

  • PS 101: American National Government (spring 2012)
  • PS 210: Survey of International Relations (fall 2012)