Courses

POLI 100X Quantitative Analysis of Congressional Politics

University of California, San Diego (undergraduate)

This course examines congressional politics from a computational point of view. Through in-class work and hands-on assignments, we will use data science tools to collect, analyze, and visualize data related to various stages of the congressional process. Students will develop statistical and computational skills that will assist them in advanced analyses of elections, congressional voting behavior, lobbying, and other dynamics of the lawmaking process in Congress.

POLI 100B The U.S. Congress

University of California, San Diego (undergraduate)

The U.S. Congress is central to our understanding of policy, elections, and representative democracy.  The purpose of this course is to examine two fundamental questions: (1) what do members of Congress do and why and (2) how do the individual and collective actions of members of Congress explain national policy?  We will examine the process of legislating as well as the role of political parties, leaders, and interest groups in congressional politics.

POLI 251 American Political Institutions

University of California, San Diego (doctoral)

This course introduces doctoral students to some of the major themes in American political institutions.  It is designed to prepare students for the Institutions portion of the comprehensive exam in the field of American Politics.

Teaching Awards

Harvard Kennedy School Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching

2016-2017 (one of two Teaching Fellows awarded school-wide)

Harvard University Bok Center Certificate of Distinction

Fall 2015, The Politics of Congress