Teaching is one of the true passions of my professional life. Over the years I have had the opportunity to teach at several different types of institutions of higher learning--graduates and college students at an elite American university, adult students who serve in the US and foreign militaries, in Germany, and at a public, teaching-focused university in California. At each place I adapt my teaching style to fit the type of student environment I'm in. Over the course of teaching more than 10 years at the postsecondary level, I have also learned--often through trial and error--what methods work well and which was not as much. Occasionally, I develop new courses where I believe there are significant holes in curriculum. I am also a strong advocate of bringing in data analysis into the classroom, working on helping my students learn crucial data analytical skills.
Below is a list of courses I have taught at various universities. Syllabi and teaching evaluations are available upon request.
SFSU: Department of International Relations
Introduction to International Political Economy
Europe--Forming a More Perfect Union
Model European Union
International Political Economy (M.A. Students)
University of Chicago: Department of Political Science
Comparative European Politics
The Global Financial Crisis
Field Seminar in International Political Economy (PhD Students)
Naval Postgraduate School: Department of National Security Affairs
Government and Security in Western Europe
Seminar in European Politics
The History and Politics of the European Union