I am a big believer in the Liberal Arts and the teaching and research model promoted in small liberal arts institutions. I have had the privilege to be both a student and a faculty member in such institutions. As a student, my education allowed me to explore areas of interest I did not even know existed, eventually leading me to a career in academia. As a professor, the ability to pursue my intellectual interests while challenging students to expand theirs, bringing students into the research process, and teaching courses that broaden my own knowledge and interest beyond the scope of my research are key aspects of why I thoroughly enjoy teaching at a small liberal arts institution. Having to strike a balance between teaching and research makes me a better teacher and a better researcher.
Courses Taught at College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University FYS 100: First Year Seminar- Fake News? Information Literacy in the 21st Century FYS 101: First Year Seminar INTG 100: Learning Foundations- Information Literacy in the 21st Century INTG 300: Learning Integrations- Leading Lives that Matter POLS 121: Introduction to International Relations POLS 223: Comparative Politics POLS 345: The Global South POLS 347: Latin American Politics POLS 352: Global Gender Issues POLS 380B:Race, Gender, and Inequality in Brazil POLS 364: Senior Seminar IR/Comparative
Courses Taught at Luther College (2012-2018) POLS 130: American Politics POLS 132: Global Politics POLS 185: First Year Seminar- Global Politics and Film (download syllabus here) POLS 185/INTS 185: First Year Seminar-Revolution and Genocide: When Institutions Fail (used Reacting to the Past as main pedagogical tool) POLS 239: Brazil, the World Cup and Development: Connecting Soccer, Politics, and Economics **J-Term Abroad** (link to student blog posts) POLS 239: Development, Inequality, and Race in Brazil **J-Term Abroad** (link to student blog posts) POLS 239: International Organizations POLS 242: Comparative Political Analysis POLS 339: Special Topics (Political and Economic Development of Latin America) POLS/WGST 354: Women, Representation and Politics POLS 362: The Sustainability of Political and Economic Development in Latin America (download syllabus here) POLS 363: International Relations (download syllabus here) POLS 485 Seminar: Gender and Politics in America and Beyond (download syllabus here) POLS 485 Seminar: Media and Political Analysis IS 230: Introduction to International Studies IS 485: International Studies Seminar Paideia 111 and 112: Enduring Questions Paideia 450: Here on Earth: Vocation in a Sustainable Global Community