My teaching interests include American politics, state and local politics, public policy, elections, and interest groups and political parties, along with undergraduate and introductory graduate courses in formal and quantitative methods. I have managed and mentored over 25 undergraduate Research Assistants while creating a large-scale electoral dataset for The Education Governance and Accountability Project at OSU. As an Assistant Professor at St. John’s University I have taught a number of different courses:
Research Methods and Quantitative Analysis (Graduate), Fall 2019
Introduction to the fundamentals of research design in political science. A range of topics are covered, including the formulation of research topics and research questions, the development of theory and empirically testable hypotheses, the design of data collection activities, and basic qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques.
State and Local Government (Graduate), Spring 2019
American federalism and intergovernmental relations; socioeconomic and regional influences on state politics; interest groups and lobbying in state capitals; the policy effects of the professionalization of state governments.
Public Finance and Budgeting (Graduate), Fall 2018
Government fiscal policy, taxation, budget policy, government and the economy, budget cycles, budget reform, PPBS, program planning, information systems, zero-base budgeting, capital budgeting
American National Government (Undergraduate), multiple semesters
The nature of United States federalism; the structure and work of the national government; the executive branch; the Congress and executive-legislative relationship; the federal judiciary with reference to appropriate constitutional cases and the departments and administrative establishment.