As a political scientist, I believe that the goal of good teaching is to foster student engagement in politics as responsible and thoughtful citizens. Three teaching principles serve this goal. First, good teaching should help students understand the relevance of politics to their lives. Second, good teaching should improve students’ critical thinking skills. Third, good teaching should provide the students with a comfortable learning environment, in which they can freely exchange their ideas. Click to read the full teaching philosophy.
University of Nebraska system-wide 2021 Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award
University of Nebraska system-wide Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award Presentation Video
University of Nebraska at Omaha campus-wide 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award
University of Nebraska at Omaha campus-wide Excellence in Teaching Award Presentation Video
College of Arts and Sciences college-wide 2018 Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award
From the Award Ceremony of 2018 Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award
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