Teaching

I teach graduate and undergraduate courses that cover the intersection of Political Science and African American Studies at Ohio University.

I have taught a number of courses including African American Political Thought, Civil Rights & Civil Liberties, Race & the Criminal Justice System, Black Political Economy, Introduction to African American Studies, Introduction to American Politics, Public Policy Process, Politics of Poverty and Urban Development, and Political History of Affirmative Action.

I have also served as a graduate thesis advisor for the Law, Justice, and Culture Masters program.

My primary objective as a professor is to help students discover how politics and policy structures their daily lives. Students leave my courses with a firm grasp of the historical events, institutional arrangements, and political decisions that shape outcomes and experiences in the American polity. My goal is to give students the tools necessary to become critical thinkers and engaged citizens both within and outside the classroom.

In addition to teaching inside the classroom, I am a certified Inside-Out instructor.

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