TEACHING & PEDAGOGY
I love teaching and I love working with students- whether it is in the classroom or as a mentor. My Teaching Statement is available for review, but please note that it is from 2015. Below I have outlined both my teaching experience as well as highlighted some of my research and writing on pedagogy.
I began teaching at the university level at Grand Valley State University in 2008. I taught at Rutgers University- Camden from 2012-2015 and at Miami University during 2015/16 AY. I am now a tenure-track assistant professor at Kent State University.
- Empirical Political Theory (Political Science), Rutgers University
- Environmental Politics & Policy (Political Science), Kent State University
- Introduction to Liberal Studies (Liberal Studies), Grand Valley State University
- Introduction of Public Administration (Public and Nonprofit Administration), Grand Valley State University
- Nonprofits: Politics & Policy (Political Science), Miami University
- Public Administration (Political Science), Miami University
- Quantitative Methods (Political Science, online), Rutgers University
- Research Methods (Political Science), Kent State University
- Role of Organizations in Urban Communities (Urban Studies), Rutgers University
- Urban Politics & Policy (Political Science), Kent State University)
- Voluntarism and the Nonprofit Sector (Public and Nonprofit Administration), Grand Valley State University
- Graduate Introduction to Public Administration (MPA program, online), Kent State University
- Nonprofit Advocacy and the Policy Process (MPA program, online), Kent State University
- Nonprofit Resource Development (MPA program, online), Kent State University
- Qualitative Methods (Political Science, PhD), Kent State University
- Research Methods (MPA program, online), Kent State University
I have also assisted and tutored in numerous graduate-level courses, including Public Management, International Negotiations, Research Methods, and Categorical and Limited Dependent Variable Analysis (Doctoral).
I am interested in how and what we teach our students. My writing on pedagogy, which focuses on intercultural competency, social equity, and community development, can be found in the Journal of Public Affairs Education:
- “Engaging Students to Connect Beyond the Text”
- “Engaging Undergraduate Students to be Agents of Social Change”
- “Teaching Community Development in Public Affairs”
In addition to my work on community development pedagogy and activist education in public affairs, I am also interested in ‘Feminist Community Activism’ and ‘Feminist Activist Pedagogy.’ My work in this area draws heavily on my previous career as the assistant director of volunteer management and community outreach in a university based women’s center. Some of my work in this area can be found in the book I co-edited with, Jennifer L Martin and Martina Sharp-Grier titled, Feminist Pedagogy, Practice, and Activism.