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 nonprofit management, data visualization, international relations, comparative politics, political institutions, Middle East politics, policy analysis, science communication, and both qualitative and qualitative research methods.

Courses for the 2017–18 academic year

Economic Decision Making for Managers Economic Decision Making for Managers (MPA 612)
Winter 2018 | Brigham Young University | Graduate students
Telling Stories with Data Telling Stories with Data (Bus M 491R)
Fall 2017 | Brigham Young University | Graduate and undergraduate students
Data Visualization Data Visualization (MPA 635)
Fall 2017 | Brigham Young University | Graduate students

Future courses

Middle Eastern Politics (undergraduate)

Past graduate courses

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

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

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

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

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

Past undergraduate courses

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

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

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