Teaching Portfolio

The purposes of the teaching section of my website are two-fold. First, it provides some information about my teaching philosophy and experience. Second, it contains living syllabi for my current and past courses. These are meant primarily as a resource for students in those classes. They also provide insight into my teaching methods and how they evolve over time. 

Teaching Philosophy

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Teaching Interests

American national government, state politics and policy, the public policy process and evaluation, bureaucratic politics, public administration, research design and methods, survival analysis

Teaching Experience

The Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg

Stockton University

A visit with NJ State Senator Loretta Weinberg, Hughes Center Legislator in Residence (Fall 2016), who spoke to my class

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Teaching Training

Stockton University, Galloway, NJ

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, University Park, PA

  • Course in College Teaching (Spring 2014)
  • The Summer Squeeze: Effectively Teaching a Full Course in Just Six Weeks (2013)
  • GA 103 Learning-Focused Assessment & Evaluation (2013)
  • GA 102 Beyond the Basics of Course Design (2013)
  • GA 101 Planning Your Course Without Losing Your Mind



Robert S. Friedman Award for Excellence in Teaching, Department of Political Science, 2014

It's on the syllabus