My teaching philosophy emphasizes openness and transparency with students, small-group discussions, and frequent constructive feedback. I believe that making students engage with the subject matter in small groups under the direction of a teacher who can clear up misconceptions and ensure civility provides students with useful skills for later in life. In especially demanding classes, I provide opportunities for face-to-face interactions with the students so that I can tailor the instruction to the interests and talents of the individual.
University of Maryland Teaching Assistant, Seminar in American Politics: Local Politics and Government (under Richard Engstrom), Department of Government and Politics
University of Maryland Instructor for Seminar on Academic Research Methods (administered through the Center for American Politics and Research), Department of Government and Politics
University of Maryland Teaching Assistant, Introduction to American Government (under Stella Rouse), Department of Government and Politics