Teaching

I believe that university teaching should challenge and shift how students understand the world. As a teacher, I believe that students can grapple with these big ideas only when teaching materials are grounded in real world concerns, when courses are designed with student needs in mind, and when students are actively engaged in the learning process. I describe my philosophy for teaching in this brief statement.

My teaching and research experience has prepared me to teach courses in international relations, comparative politics, political institutions, Middle East politics, policy analysis, science communication, and both qualitative and qualitative research methods. I have also given more than a dozen workshops and lectures to doctoral and masters students at Duke on data visualization, science communication, reproducible research, and data-centered programming and version control.

I have had many opportunities to assist with teaching and act as an instructor of record in many undergraduate and graduate courses, including the following:

Current courses

Data Visualization
Fall 2017 | Brigham Young University (MPA 635) | Graduate students

Telling Stories with Data
Fall 2017 | Brigham Young University (Bus M 491 R) | Graduate and undergraduate students

Economic Decision Making for Managers
Winter 2018 | Brigham Young University (MPA 612) | Graduate students

Future courses

Middle Eastern Politics (undergraduate)

Past graduate courses

Stats in Real Life (TA)
Spring 2014, Fall 2014 | Duke University (PubPol 590)

Policy Analysis (TA)
Fall 2013, Fall 2015 | Duke University (PubPol 803/807)

Statistical Analysis for Public Administrators (TA)
Summer 2012 | Brigham Young University (PMGT 630)

International Development Field Study (TA)
Winter and Spring 2012 | Brigham Young University (PMGT 690R)

Decision Modeling and Analysis (TA)
Fall 2011, Spring 2012 | Brigham Young University (PMGT 632)

Past undergraduate courses

Print Publishing (Instructor)
Spring 2008 | Brigham Young University (CHum 260)

First-year Arabic (Instructor)
Fall 2006, Spring 2007 | Brigham Young University (Arabic 101)

Mini courses

Statistics (Instructor)
April 2014 | Duke University
Duke Center for International Development (DCID)
State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) Kazakh cohort

Microeconomics (Instructor)
August 2014 | Duke University
Duke Center for International Development (DCID)
State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) Chinese cohort