My Teaching

Since beginning my Ph.D. I have had the amazing opportunity to teach at three different universities while completing my studies: the University of West Florida, the Unversity of Nevada, Las Vegas, and now at Oregon State University. I truly appreciate these opportunities, and the experiences that I have had with these fantastic students.


I  am extensively engaged in pedagogy and mentorship.  I was a member of the inaugural cohorts of both the Teaching Certification and Mentorship Certification  at UNLV, a participant and discussant at the 2017 APSA Teaching and Learning Conference, and a roundtable discussant on international  education at the International Studies Association 2016 and 2017 Annual  Conferences.  I have also helped my students engage in scholarship and research, acquire internships, and gain admittance into prestigious graduate programs.

Teaching Interests

International Relations, Environmental Politics, Global Political Economy, Global Governance, Environmental Political Theory and Research Methods.

Courses Taught

I have been the instructor of record for the following courses:

  • Introduction to International Relations
  • East Asian Politics
  • International Political Economy
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Survey of Political Theory
  • American Politics and Nevada Constitution
  • American Politics

Current and Upcoming Courses (OSU 2018-19)

I will be offering the following courses at OSU over the next few semesters:

  • PS 205 Introduction to International Relations (Winter 2019)
  • PS 206 Introduction to Political Thought (Winter 2019)
  • PS 470 Global Food Politics and Policy (Winter 2019)
  • PS 477 International Environmental Politics and Policy (Winter 2019)
  • PS 300 Research Methods (Spring 2019)
  • PS 362 Modern Political Thought (Spring 2019)
  • PS 205 Introduction to International Relations (Spring 2019)

Teaching Assistant Experience

I have extensive teaching assistant experience and am prepared to teach the following courses:

  • Geopolitics
  • National Security Policy
  • Ancient Political Thought
  • American Political Thought