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CERTIFICATION: I was certified in May of 2003 through voluntary participation in the Graduate Teacher Program.  The program emphasizes scholarship of learning.  Certification indicates that I have completed instruction in teaching methods, and learning psychology in preparation to teach at the university level.  I have also been evaluated through video consultation and faculty sitting in my classroom.  For more information see: http://www.colorado.edu/UCB/AcademicAffairs/GraduateSchool/gtp/
 

TEACHING

Courses at the University of West Florida, Fall 2003-

 

TEACHING


Summer 2003 University of Colorado- Boulder, CO
Political Science 4003. West European Politics

The course examines the institutions, economies, and culture of advanced industrial democracies.  Emphasis is on political parties, popular interests and movements, and economic organization.  Several cases are considered closely, including Germany, France, and Great Britain.  The European Union is also studied in detail.

 


Spring 2003 University of Colorado- Boulder, CO
Political Science 4062. The Emerging Democracies of Central and Eastern Europe.

 
Studies developments in the Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and the former Yugoslavia. Emphasis is on their governmental organizations, challenges of democratization, current issues, and their relation to the former Soviet Union and the West.


 


Fall 2002 University of Colorado- Boulder, CO
2 Guest Lectures in Political Science 2012.  Introduction to Comparative Politics, Professor Sven Steinmo
2 Topics: The Islamic World, Iran: An Islamic State

My talks outlined the differences in politics and culture in Islamic countries compared to the Advanced Capitalist societies of the Western world.  The second talk took Iran as a case study to trace the development path, insitutional arrangement, structure of politics and interests, and role of religion in society and government.


Fall 2001 University of Colorado- Boulder, CO
Guest Lecture in Geography 4622. City Life, Professor Lynn Staeheli
Topic: Berlin-A Global City

My talk discussed developments in Berlin following the unification of Germany on October 3, 1990. A central theme of my talk was the impact of immigration in Berlin.
 
 

Spring 2001 University of Colorado- Boulder, CO
Political Science 2012. Introduction to Comparative Politics.

 
Most countries confront a variety of common political problems including how to gain popular support, what kinds of political institutions will be most appropriate, how to distribute burdens and benefits to different segments of the population. The course concentrates on learning how to compare different political systems and provides illustrative examples from several countries in both the industrialized and non-industrialized world.


 
 

Spring 2001 Metropolitan State College- Denver, CO
Political Science 1020 Political Systems and Ideas

The course provides ways of looking at political society, the often unsettling realities of politics, and political science as a discipline; searches for the means of understanding, acting, and living in an increasingly complex and interdependent world of decision making and problem solving; and emphasizes the basic ideas, structures and issues of modern political systems.


 
 
 

RECITATION INSTRUCTOR/ TEACHING ASSISTANT


Fall 2002 University of Colorado- Boulder, CO
Political Science 2012. Introduction to Comparative Politics. Professor Sven Steinmo.

Fall 2000 University of Colorado- Boulder, CO
Political Science 2012. Introduction to Comparative Politics. Professor Jeffrey Kopstein.

Spring 2000 University of Colorado- Boulder, CO
Political Science 2012. Introduction to Comparative Politics. Professor Keith Jaggers.

Most countries confront a variety of common political problems including how to gain popular support, what kinds of political institutions will be most appropriate, how to distribute burdens and benefits to different segments of the population. The course concentrates on learning how to compare different political systems and provides illustrative examples from several countries in both the industrialized and non-industrialized world.
 
 

Fall 1999 University of Colorado- Boulder, CO
Political Science 2223. Introduction to International Relations. Professor Steve Chan.

Introduces the field of international relations, with general survey of the theories, histories, and problems of historical and contemporary relations among state and non-state actors.
 
 

Spring 1999 University of Colorado- Boulder, CO
International Affairs 1000. Global Issues and International Affairs. Professor Sven Steinmo.

Introduces the student to the international affairs program. The course examines political and economic development in several countries in many different world regions. Examines both historical trends and development as well as current political and economic issues.

last updated Spring 2003