Teaching is a passion of mine. Following completion of the pedagogy sequence of training within the Political Science Department at Georgia State University, I worked as a teaching assistant on multiple undergraduate classes for topics such as international political economy and global business development. After 18 months of teaching assistance, I began my collegiate teaching career as the sole instructor for several classes. Recently, I’ve contributed substantive material, done site programming, and done course management within a technological development team for online and hybrid courses at both the undergraduate and master’s level for students at Georgia State University.
As the instructor of record, I’ve taught multiple sections of POLS 2401/Global Issues since 2015, in classes ranging from 25-120 students in each section. Content included the structure of the international system, international political economy, migration and refugee crises, and environmental policy coordination. Structured learning involved textbooks assignments, writing research papers and producing videos or narrated power points of assigned topics. Students have consistently offered positive feedback on their work in my classes, noting improved sociopolitical awareness, research skills, and academic engagement as a result of the class experience. This fall, I will be teaching Comparative Politics.
Classes which I have written, taught, or assisted with covered the topics of Global Issues, International Politics, Comparative Politics, Conflict Resolution, and Graduate Research Methods. Delivery modalities for these classes involved combinations of electronic text media, lecture videos, online projects, and learning assessments. Student feedback has been very positive regarding both the design format and learning achieved through these online classes.