My primary teaching interests are in comparative institutions (formal and informal), the politics of developing countries, nationalism and ethnic politics, research methods (qualitative and quantitative), and politics of the post-Soviet states. I have been named to the University of Illinois' "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent" three times.

The attachment below is a teaching portfolio with student reviews from my most recent self-taught course and sample syllabi for Introduction to Comparative Politics and Comparative Colonial Legacies (other syllabi of courses I have taught available upon request):

Iowa State University


Fall 2019                                      Politics of Developing Areas

​Fall 2019                                      Religion and Politics

Fall 2019                                      Immigration Policy

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Spring 2019                                Introduction to US Government and Politics

Spring 2016                                Introduction to Political Science (Intensive, 8 week course)

Fall 2015                                     Introduction to Political Science

Summer 2013                            Introduction to Comparative Politics


Teaching Assistant

Spring 2018                               US Racial and Ethnic Politics

Fall 2010, Fall 2011                  Introduction to Comparative Politics

Guest Lecturer

Fall 2017, Spring 2017            Qualitative Methods in Comparative Politics-Fieldwork,Focus                                                                           Groups, Interviewing Techniques, and the IRB Process


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