My teaching is guided by an understanding of learning as facilitated by active engagement with, and personal connection to, new material. As an instructor, I seek to create active, engaged learning experiences for my students through fostering classroom participation; provoking curiosity and promoting critical thinking; and creating opportunities for students’ connection to the course material, both in and outside of the classroom.
Environmental Politics & Policy ♦ Latin American Politics ♦ Perspectives on International Relations ♦ Comparative Political Economy ♦ Globalization ♦ Global Issues and Challenges ♦ U.S. Foreign Policy ♦ Drug Wars ♦ Introduction to Political Science ♦ Environmental Governance ♦ Environmental Social Movements ♦ Scientific Writing
- Drug Wars (Spring 2020)
- Senior Capstone: Global Social Change (Spring 2020)
- Latin American Politics (Fall 2019)
- Global Issues and Challenges (Spring 2019)
- Globalization (Spring 2015)
- Rhetoric & Inquiry: Exploring Natural Resources through Writing
TEACHING EVALUATIONS & STUDENT FEEDBACK
- Sample teaching evaluations: U.S. Foreign Policy (Hybrid, Fall 2021), Comparative Political Economy (Remote, Spring 2021), Senior Capstone: Global Social Change (Spring 2020), Latin American Politics (Fall 2019), Perspectives on International Relations (Fall 2019), Latin American Politics (Spring 2017), International Political Economy (Fall 2016), Global Issues (Fall 2016), Global Issues (Fall 2014).
- Student feedback on “Global Issues in Local Perspective” assignment (2014-2015)
- Summary of teaching evaluations across courses taught at UC Santa Cruz (2007-2011).