Education is one of the greatest responsibilities in society. As teachers, we are responsible for the inheritance of specialized knowledge across generations. We train students to explore, question, and make discoveries; these are the basic cognitive tools that keep civilizations from going extinct.  In that spirit, the courses I teach embody the “learn by doing” ethos that I have come to embrace at California Polytechnic State University, with a distinct focus on the development and technical application of moral cognition in the field of political science.

Introduction to Government

Political Participation

Campaigns and Elections

Voting Rights and Representation

Quantitative Methods

Democracy, Design and Public Policy