My teaching interests lie in the areas of American and comparative political behavior (the study of the political actions of individuals and groups in society, including voting, public opinion, and campaigns and elections), political institutions (government structures and laws, including the legislative and judicial branches of government), and those aspects of politics that have characteristics associated with both institutions and behavior, such as political parties and interest groups.
I also enjoy teaching courses in research methods (the process of social scientific research using primary and secondary sources) and quantitative political analysis, and working with students on independent research projects.
Current Courses: Summer 2013
- POLS 1101, American Government (2 sections) [Syllabus]
Upcoming Courses: Fall 2013
- POLS 1101, American Government (3 sections)
- POLS 2501, Domestic Issues