Teaching

I teach a variety of courses in international relations, international law, human rights and comparative politics.   My teaching philosophy is simple: I seek to challenge students to think critically and to engage with the material we discuss in class as well as contemporary politics.  I place a large emphasis on improving my students’ writing, analytic, research and presentational skills and helping them understand the connections between international politics and their daily lives.  I often rely on simulations to help students sharpen their skills and link concepts with practice.  Under the teaching tabs, you will find more information about my courses and course development, as well as UNL’s Model UN team.

I am also a mentor in UNL’s Peer Review of Teaching Project.  To learn more, check out our website.

In 2015 I was honored to be named UNL’s Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership/Honor Society) Professor of the Month.  In 2016 I received the Carroll R. McKibben Distinguished Teaching Award.