TEACHING

Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University
  • POSC/INTS 344: International Relations

Teaching Assistant, University of Southern California
  • IR 212: Historical Approaches to International Relations (Fall 2020)

  • IR 101: Introduction to International Relations (Spring 2020)

  • IR 211: Approaches to Research (Fall 2019, Spring 2019)

  • IR 210: International Relations - Introductory Analysis (Fall 2018)

Grader, University of Southern California
  • IR 349: International Law and Politics

Tutor (Teaching Assistant), University College Dublin
  • POL 10160: Foundations of Contemporary Politics

TRAINING

Future Faculty Training Institute (Fall, 2018)

USC Center for Excellence in Teaching

The Future Faculty Training Institute is a training program for USC graduate students and postdoctoral fellows intended to prepare future faculty to pursue excellence in their teaching, beginning with exposure to an essential background in course design and teaching.

Graduate Teaching Assistant Training (September, 2019)

International Studies Association Innovative Pedagogy Conference

The Graduate Teaching Assistant Training certification, conducted as part of the ISA Innovative Pedagogy Conference, is a training program focusing on running effective classroom exercises, dealing with challenging classroom situations, and turning teaching opportunities into professional success. This program was attended in conjunction with the ISA IPC which included workshops on creative pedagogical techniques, including international education, education through new media, and developing undergraduate research programs. 

COACHING

Before pursuing academia, I spent more than a decade involved in  athletics as both a coach and a competitor. As a coach, I spent several years working with athletes at both the primary and secondary levels. Currently, I am the Head Coach of USC Cross Country/Track & Field Club, where I lead training for a group of approximately twenty-five athletes.
 
During this time, I have completed a series of training and development courses, focusing on all aspects of athletic coaching - from writing training plans (syllabi), to creating individual workouts (lesson plans), and the psychology of learning and development.

Throughout this process, I have been consistently struck by how good coaching mirrors good teaching. A focus on individual development, attention to detail within the context of a broader plan, and an informed awareness of how athletes (or students) are motivated all inform my teaching now as they informed my coaching then.

As part of my coaching training, I completed the following certifications:
  • USA Track and Field, Level One Coaching Certification
  • American Sport Education Program, "Coaching Principles - Cross Country and Track & Field"
  • New York State Department of Education, Coaching Certification

And held the following coaching positions:
  • Head (Inaugural) Coach, USC Cross Country/Track & Field Club, 2020 - present
  • Assistant Coach in Charge of Distance Athletes, Rochester Running Rebels Track Club, 2013 - 2014
  • Volunteer Assistant Coach, Penn Yan Academy, 2011-2012
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