Teaching & Advising

I have found great success advising student research and leading experiential learning projects. My teaching interests are in American and Comparative Political Behavior, Public Opinion, Political Psychology, Campaigns & Elections, Politics of Public Policy, Religion and Politics, Survey Methodology, Questionnaire Design, and Experimental Methods.

5675I currently co-teach a graduate seminar on political participation at Duke University and teach a series of survey methods workshops. I have additionally guest lectured in departments across the University. While at Princeton I served as a preceptor for a range of courses in the Politics Department and Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and received the Woodrow Wilson School’s prize for best preceptor in an undergraduate course (see my Princeton teaching reviews).

I am committed to experiential learning, having previously planned and executed a course-based exit poll that involved 80 undergraduate students as election-day pollsters. I have also overseen survey research practicums for graduate and undergraduate courses.  At Duke I have additionally provided one-on-one guidance to faculty and student researchers on survey design, implementation, and analysis pertaining to longitudinal and cross-sectional surveys and to web-based, paper-based, and RDD phone surveys, as well as experimental design and quantitative methods.