In addition to university teaching experience,I have a worked with Duke University’s Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP), the University of Georgia’s Torrance Center, and similar programs since summer 2012. These programs aim to bring together gifted high school students for an intensive college-like experience. As an instructor for these courses, I was responsible for all course design and course material. These courses are academically rigorous but also highly interactive.
I have designed and taught courses ranging from an international relations course for Indian middle school students to weekend courses on social science and humanities topics such stem cell research and the television series The West Wing.
More information, including sample syllabuses, are included below.
Duke TIP Field Studies
2016- Instructor: International Ingenuity: Growing Power and Creative Solutions, Duke TIP
- College level course at Duke Kunshan University in Kunshan, Jiangshu, China.
- Course to be taught in July 2016.
2015- Instructor: International Ingenuity: Political Simulations and Problem Solving, Duke TIP’s Talent Search India, May 2015
- College level course at Shiv Nadar University in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh, India.
2014- Instructor: International Relations, Duke TIP’s Talent Search in India, May 2014.
- Syllabus: International Relations Duke TIP India 2014.
- College level course at OP Jindal University in Sonipat, Haryana, India.
- Students were gifted middle school students from India.
- Taught 6 hours a day five days a week for three weeks.
- Among other activities, this course featured a constitutional convention simulation appropriate for comparative politics courses. These simulations materials were developed by my friend and colleague Florian Justwan. More information, including simulation materials, is available here.
2013 – Instructor: Political Science and International Relations, in Shanghai, Xi’an, and Beijing, June-July 2013.
- taught a college level course, Introduction to International Relations (with emphasis on China), to gifted high school students.
2012 – Teaching Assistant (and Residential Coordinator): Political Science and International Relations- in Shanghai, Xi’an, and Beijing, China in June-July 2012
- traveled to Shanghai, Xi’an, and Beijing, China with Dr. Krista Wiegand for Duke University’s Talent Identification Program.
Duke Summer Academy for High School Students
2014- Instructor: Global Citizenship- Durham, North Carolina in July 2014
- More information about the program can be found here.
Duke TIP Scholar Weekends
2013 & 2014 & 2015 & 2016 – Instructor: 10 Things They Don’t Teach You in International Relations
- Weekend course for Duke University’s Talent Identification Program in April 2013*, April 2014*, April 2015*, and February 2016.
- * with Kayce Mobley
2014- Instructor: Blasphemy! Science, Politics, and Religion
- Weekend course for Duke University’s Talent Identification Program in February 2014
2013 – Instructor: You Say You Want a Revolution
- Weekend course for Duke University’s Talent Identification Program in October 2013 & December 2014 (scheduled).
- with Kayce Mobley
2012 – Instructor: The West Wing and American Foreign Policy
- Weekend course for Duke University’s Talent Identification Program October 2012.
- with Kayce Mobley