Teaching Experience

POL 318: Law & Society, Princeton University 

Role: Preceptor | Instructor: Sarah Staszak 

An examination of courts as unique legal and political institutions with distinctive approaches to resolving disputes and formulating law and public policy.  Emphasis is on the American legal system.

 

POL 981: Junior Plenary, Princeton University 

Role: Grader | Instructors: Nolan McCarty and Alisha Holland

An introduction to research methods and research design for students working on their junior papers.

 

POL 240 / WWS 312: International Relations, Princeton University 

Role: Preceptor | Instructor: David Carter 

This course is an introduction to the causes and nature of international conflict and cooperation.  We critically examine various theories of international politics by drawing on examples from various historical eras as well as across security and economic affairs.  Topics include the causes of war, the pursuit of economic prosperity, the sources of international order and its breakdown, and the rise of challenges to national sovereignty. 

 

POLS 244: Democracy and Democratization, Queen’s University 

Role: Teaching Assistant | Instructor: Zsuzsa Csergo

A comparative exploration of the apparent disjuncture between the normative assumptions of liberal democratic theory and the realities of democracy-building.

 

HR 100: Introduction to Human Rights and Human Diversity, Wilfrid Laurier University 

Role: Instructional Assistant | Instructor: Andrew Robinson

This course provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the study of human rights, human diversity (race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, disability), and the complex relationship between human rights and human diversity within contemporary states.  The course may involve the study of specific cases, issues, debates, and important historical events.

 

CT 221: Applied Scientific Reasoning, Wilfrid Laurier University

Role: Facilitated Study Group Leader | Instructors: various

This is a skills-based course which aims to improve scientific literacy.  In order to improve students’ ability to critically evaluate scientific information, the course will strengthen informal logic skills, and introduce concepts required for understanding statistical probability.  Topics will include the difference between induction and deduction, causation and correlation, risk assessment, statistical significance, as well as the nature of measurement error, sampling, distributions, control groups, and double-blind experiments.

 

CT 220: Contemporary Studies Methodologies, Wilfrid Laurier University

Roles: Instructional Assistant, Facilitated Study Group Leader | Instructor: Sarah Amato

This course invites students to consider the purposes and possibilities of contemporary studies as a project in interdisciplinary education.  Students will develop critical reading, writing, thinking and problem solving skills as a way of establishing knowledge claims in an interdisciplinary context.

 

STEP Program, Wilfrid Laurier University / Grand River Employment AND Training

Role: Co-Facilitator 

A transition program to help prepare Haudenosaunee youth for university.  The program equips students with the skills they need to succeed at university, especially academic reading and writing skills.