My teaching philosophy is guided by my experiences as a first generation college graduate who attended public schools from K-12 through the PhD. Over the past two years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama, I have devoted substantial energy to developing courses that foster active engagement from my students and encourage a growth mindset. In particular, my pedagogical practices aim to level the playing field and allow for more equitable outcomes for students across diverse backgrounds.  To do so, I’ve invested time in learning about novel and innovative pedagogical approaches.  My courses make use of alternative grading practices such as specifications grading that empower students to take control of their academic progress allowing them to achieve their goals at a pace that works best for them.

Below is a list of courses I’ve previously taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Undergraduate Courses:

– African Politics (Writing)
– Authoritarianism
– Democratization (Writing)
– Political Science Methods

Graduate Courses:

– African Politics
– Authoritarianism
– The Politics of Foreign Aid