As an independent instructor, I taught the following courses at Purdue University:
- POL 130: Introduction to International Relations (Fall 2014, Spring 2015)
- Course evaluation report
- Course description: The goal of this course is to familiarize students with important themes of global affairs and theoretical frameworks of international relations. In this age of globalization, international affairs and domestic issues are closely linked. This intimate relationship between domestic and international issues brings us complexity and even confusion. No matter what kind of professions you will pursue in the future, a sound understanding of significant global issues and an adequate knowledge of international relations theories are necessary for you to find patterns and regularities in them. We will address international relations under two broad themes: international security and international political economy. The theme of international security covers topics including international conflicts, foreign policy in general, and international organizations. The theme of international political economy focuses on the interplay of international politics and transnational economy; the topics we will discuss include international trade, international development, and regional integration. We begin this class by discussing principal actors in world politics, the levels of analysis in international relations, and the history of the evolution of international systems. In subsequent weeks, we will discuss substantive topics related to international security and international political economy.
- POL 300: Introduction to Political Analysis (May 2016, Spring 2019, May 2019)
- Course evaluation report
- Course description: This course introduces students to knowledge about and techniques used for empirical political science research. Topics covered in this course include research design, sampling, measurement of concepts, hypothesis formation, and data analysis. The three primary goals of the course are: (1) to help students think conceptually and systematically about research design; (2) to familiarize students with fundamental concepts and methods for quantitative data analysis; (3) to introduce students to statistical software that can be used to analyze quantitative data. Substantive examples will be discussed throughout the course to illustrate how to develop theories of political science, how to formulate and test research hypotheses, and how to effectively interpret and present results of data analysis. Class sessions will comprise lectures/discussions and instructor demonstrations. We will use R software (https://www.r-project.org/) to perform data analyses.
- NVivo Training Workshop: Introduction to NVivo and Coding Basics (February 2016, March 2017)
- Teaching Assistant of the Year, the Purdue University Pi Sigma Alpha, April 2019
- Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science, Purdue University, March 2015